This page contains FAQs that many garage door owners seem to ask at some point. We figured we'll save you the trouble of looking for answers and just compile this list for your convenience.
Do I really need garage door insulation?
An insulated door will improve energy efficiency, so is a recommended feature. It will keep your home cool during the summer, and warmer during the winter, contributing to greater energy savings. This is useful if you use your garage as a living space, and will take some pressure off your HVAC system too.
What to look for in a new garage door?
Steel is a highly durable material, but for places with a harsher environment such as coastal areas, a vinyl door might last longer. Wood doors are exceptionally beautiful and very durable, but they require quite a lot of maintenance to stay in good condition. If you're buying an insulated unit, you should check the structure, evaluate the properties of the insulating material and pay close attention to the R-value.
What safety precautions should I take when replacing rollers?
Replacing the rollers is one of the more easy tasks when it comes to garage door repair. However, there are also risks involved. As a basic precautionary measure, the opener should be disengaged and the door should be clamped open to prevent it from crashing down.