Information is the key to success in many aspects of life. It is certainly true when it comes to keeping your garage door in a good working condition. In this section, we compiled a list of FAQs and had our experts answer them. Take a look and see what you can learn.
What should I do if my garage door opener isn't working?
The problem with a garage door opener that does not work properly could be as simple as the remote needing a new battery. It could also be an electrical problem with the circuit board or a mechanical issue with the motor gears. While the battery can be easily replaced, other problems can be quite complex, not to mention dangerous. Call our repair team to have us handle it for you.
What does a wooden garage door maintenance routine involve?
Wood requires more maintenance than other materials, like aluminum or steel. Annual repainting will probably be required in order to preserve the condition of the panels and keep them from warping and rotting. They must be cleaned and inspected for damage on a regular basis. If needed, measures for protection from termites and other wood-damaging pests should also be applied.
What is R value and why is it good for me?
R-value represents the thermal efficiency of a garage door. The higher it is, the better the insulation properties of the door in question. Insulation is what determines how much heat transfer will occur, and how hard your HVAC unit will have to work to compensate for that. That's why it's important to get a door with a high R-value, especially if you leave somewhere extremely warm or cold.
How often must I replace the bottom seal?
That really depends on its condition. If you close the door and turn the light off inside your garage you'll be able to assess this but checking the material for pinpricks of sunlight from outside. It's usually a good idea to get the weather seals replaced before winter, as they'll be working overtime, so to speak, during that stormy season.
How often should I paint my garage door?
It depends on the weather condition in your area and the material your panels are made of. Wooden garage doors need a frequent reapplication of protective coatings that will help them resist the elements. Steel doors also need to be repainted, but not as often, and aluminum panels require very little maintenance. Before you start painting, make sure the surface is properly clean and dry.