Our garage door experts can help you when something goes wrong with your system. We created this page to offer our customers some useful tips that will help them extend the longevity of their overhead door and its various components.
A wooden door requires regular repainting
Wood is beautiful to look at, which is why it's such a popular choice for garage door material. However, it needs to be well maintained in order to be preserved, and that's why you need to make sure you regularly apply it with a fresh coat of protective paint. This isn't just for aesthetic reasons, it will also keep the wood from warping or rotting. You should do this every two to three years to achieve the best results.
Garage doors and openers are not toys
Although your children may think it's fun to open and close your door over and over again using the remote or the wall switch, you shouldn't allow them to play with it. This complex system is by no means a toy, and they could get seriously hurt if they lose focus for even a second. Make sure they are fully aware of the dangers, and, if they're too young, that they can't reach the remote at all.
Every brand has different ways of doing things
When troubleshooting your electric garage door opener, you should consult with the owner's manual and not opt for general guidelines. Different brands, like LiftMaster, Genie, and Chamberlain, will have different methods to do things like reset the opener or reprogramming the remote. If you can't determine what's causing your opener to malfunction, give our team a call.
Your garage door material will influence your energy efficiency
The type of material your garage door will be made of will affect your electricity consumption. A non-insulated door with steel or aluminum frame and panels will not make things easier on your HVAC unit and you will spend more money on energy during the winter and summer months.
A new garage door can add value to your home
If you are planning to sell your home, you may want to consider getting a new garage door. A new door will contribute to the curb appeal of your home and therefore raise its monetary value as well. Consult with our team to find a door that will be both affordable and visually appealing to potential buyers.
Repaint your garage door on a regular basis
Repainting your door panels every year or two will go a long way in terms of maintaining their condition. This is relevant to both wood and steel panels, as it will help protect them from outside weather conditions, to which they are constantly exposed, and allow them to resist rot and rust.