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You look lost. Are you looking for some answers? Good, then you're in the right place. Check out the FAQs below to get short and informative answers about various garage door related topics.

Will I have to replace my entire door if only one panel is damaged?

The main benefit of having a sectional garage door is that you can replace only the damaged panel and not the entire thing. It's only a matter of finding a replacement panel that's of a matching design in order to maintain your door's curb appeal. Of course, the actual task of replacing the part in question should be left to our experts, as it can be quite complex. We can also help you find a matching panel.

Which type is better, extension or torsion springs?

Torsion springs are widely considered to be the superior option because they are stronger, more flexible and tend to last a lot longer. They are also the newer of the two types. Because they require a minimal amount of headroom available in order to be installed, they may not be appropriate for every garage, in which case extension springs will need to be used. These are more dangerous due to the fact that they are weaker and likely to whip around when they break. This is why they are often interlaced with safety cables that keep them in place in such an event.

Which garage door parts require regular checkups?

All the moving parts of your garage door should be inspected every so often in order to make sure they remain in a good working condition. This includes the springs, cables, and rollers, as well as the tracks and the hinges. All of them can develop some flaws, so doing this on a regular basis will help you avoid a lot of potential problems. You should also test the alignment of your opener safety sensors, as they are in charge of detecting obstacles in the door's path and preventing the system from hitting them.

Which features can increase the value of my garage door?

Adding insulation to your garage door will increase its energy efficiency and help you save money in the long run. Weatherstripping is another welcome addition, as top, side, and bottom seals will enhance the insulation property of your door, and prevent outside weather conditions from affecting the interior section of your garage.

What determines the movement speed of my garage door?

The horsepower of your opener and the type of drive system it uses will determine the speed with which the door will move. Most movement speeds range from seven to 12 inch/second. The higher the horsepower and the lighter the door the faster it will move. Screw-drive openers are known as the fastest ones, with chain and belt-drive units coming in at second and third place.

Where should I keep my garage door remote control?

According to our experts in Oceanside, the best place to keep your opener remote control is with you. This can be either as part of your keychain or inside your personal bag. You shouldn't leave it in your car in case it gets broken into, and you should definitely not leave it somewhere low enough where a small child could grab it.

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