Got a question? Then scroll down and find the answer. Our garage door experts took the time to compile a list of FAQs that can help you learn how to take better care of your system.
Which springs are suitable for my garage door?
Torsion and extension are the two main types of spring. They provide the force needed to raise and lower the door. Extension springs work by stretching whereas torsion springs use torque to do the lifting. The former is usually located just above the upper horizontal door tacks on both sides. Torsion springs are attached just above the garage door. They are generally considered more durable and better suited to heavy doors.
Is it possible to repair a damaged panel?
Depending on the type of the damage, the panel can be restored. Completely broken panels will need to be replaced but small dents and rust can be dealt with without necessarily having to get a whole new panel. We offer repair services for such minor damages and replacement for those beyond repair.
How often should I check the panels?
This depends on the material they are made of. Wooden and steel panels should be examined more often than aluminum ones due to the fact that they can suffer from rot or rust, respectively. Then again, aluminum garage doors can be damaged more easily, so their panels should probably also be checked for dents on a regular basis. The best solution is to examine the panels of your door every time you perform some general maintenance.
Which parts of my garage door need more attention?
Although all overhead garage door parts could use some type of maintenance, even if it's just routine inspection, some need a little extra attention. Torsion springs, for example, need to be lubricated and sometimes adjusted too. Damaged garage door tracks will keep the rollers from moving properly, so they will need to be checked and potentially also mended occasionally. The opener safety sensors are another example, as they need to be tested regularly to make sure the door remains safe to use.