Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

How long does it take to replace a garage door spring?

Replacing garage door springs takes 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the type and size of the garage door and number of springs. Old garage doors with several failing parts take up to two hours to replace. A garage door spring tune-up takes 10 to 15 minutes per door.

Will my garage door work with a broken spring?

A garage door with a broken spring should not be opened or closed using an automatic operator. All though some openers can lift the door, you risk damage to the operator and the door. Bend the opener rail due to the weight of the door pulling on the rail, in less common cases the motor might fall off the ceiling.

What are standard garage door sizes?

The standard garage door width and height can vary by where you live, but is usually:

  • 8 feet wide by 7 feet tall, or 9 feet wide by 7 feet tall for a single car garage door.
  • 16 feet by 7 feet for a double garage door.
What is smart garage door?

Most of our garage doors and openers are smart, allowing you to connect to and operate your door from an app on your smartphone or tablet. Smart garage door openers help keep you connected and protected. For the ultimate convenience, you can open and close your door, or set up alerts to know when it’s been opened, no matter where you are.

insulation or non-insulation garage door?

R-value describes the capacity of insulation. The higher the R-value, the better able the insulation is at maintaining temperature. Garage doors with a higher R-value will provide greater energy efficiency than doors with a low R-value. Basic doors have an R-value of 0.0 with no insulation. The first step up gives you 1-3/8” insulation with a 6.5 rating. Next, a 1-3/8” thickness with Intellicore insulation has a 12.9 R-value. The best option on the market is the 18.4 R-value, which comes from 2” Intellicore insulation.

What’s included in the garage door installation process?

After you’ve ordered your new garage door, a specialist will perform a site inspection to confirm your door size. We’ll contact you to schedule the installation, and our professional installers do the rest. Your installer will remove the old door, install the new door, reconnect your opener, and seal the perimeter with new vinyl weather stripping. The service provider will also clean up the area and offer a final project walk-through before hauling away your old door. Additional fees for haul away may apply in some markets. Your garage door installation is covered by a 1-year labor warranty.

New Garage Door Improve My House Value?

If you’re wondering whether or not a new garage door will increase your home’s value, then the answer is likely to be yes. In most cases, garage door installations do boost the value of a house. Even though garage doors are physically very different from interior appliances, countertops, cabinets, and flooring, they share one similarity in how they’ve evolved from being something purely functional to being very fashionable. People looking to buy a home see nice garage doors in showcase homes, new constructions, and on TV, and they want their next home to meet the trends.

Should You Actually Replace Your Garage Door?

Replacing your garage door can be a smart move if your existing garage door is damaged or just old. For most homes, the garage door is the primary focal point of the exterior of the home, so it impacts the overall look. If it’s outdated or dented, then your entire home might look worn down and have a lower value.

How Much Will It Cost You?

Newly installed garage door should have a positive impact on your house’s value, but it’s not always a sure thing. You need to consider several different factors that impact how much the garage door might cost you. Style is one of them. Standard panels, tilt-ups, and roll-ups are likely to be among the more economical options. However, carriage and French styles, walk-throughs, and glass roll-ups might cost significantly more.

The difference between chain drive vs. belt drive

Garage doors open and close using two types of garage door openers: chain drives and belt drives. In truth, you see this type of mechanism used in a variety of machines, such as motorcycles, bikes and cars. Chain drives have more widespread application than belt drives and each comes with its own set of advantages and disadvantages. We will look at each to help you decide which one to install with your garage door.

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