Have a question related to garage doors or the different parts that help them move? Then check out the list of FAQs below and see if you find the answers you were looking for. Give us a call if you need some more information.
What causes my garage door to get stuck when I try to close or open it?
This malfunction can be caused by a number of reasons. It could simply be a clogged track or a system requiring lubrication. Alternatively, there may be something more sinister going on with the opener - perhaps a motor gear is wearing out or your safety sensors need looking at. If the problem persists, contact a professional before a full breakdown occurs.
What are the pros and cons of a screw drive garage door opener?
Screw drive garage door openers are typically made with less moving parts than belt and chain drive openers - this means there are fewer parts that can become damaged or require replacement. In addition, screw types are not as noisy as chain drive and tend not to be as expensive as belt drives. However, you would still hear noise during their operation so this type might not be right if you're looking for total silence.
What benefits can I get from a steel garage door?
Steel needs less maintenance than wood. In terms of durability, steel can last longer than wood, especially if the latter is not properly maintained. In terms of maintenance, steel is quite an easy-going material - an anti-corrosion application and lubrication approximately once a year should be sufficient to keep the door in good condition.