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Is it necessary to get insulated garage doors?
You're certainly not obliged to get insulated garage doors and, in fact, it's not necessary if you don't work in the garage and especially if it is detached from the house according to our experts in Valhalla. Though, insulated doors in ordinary garages will ensure warmth in the house and reduce your energy bills.
Why must springs change if the panel is replaced?
Garage door springs replacement is necessary in the case you will choose a new door panel of different characteristics than the previous one. Most garage doors today are heavier and you might need to switch from extension to torsion spring garage door systems, which are more appropriate for heavier door panels.
When should I patch the concrete on my garage door?
Unless there is serious structural damage, you should wait until there is a full installation. Remember that the manufacturer has specifications for the original slab and if you change them on an ad hoc basis, you could effectively increase the rate of wear and tear on your garage door.
What is the right door material for you?
Most garage doors are made of wood, but modern automated doors are usually made of metal and fiberglass. If you want metal for increased protection, you can choose between steel and aluminum. They can also be insulated for increased energy efficiency. We suggest checking which material will complement your house’s exterior.
How to fix noisy doors due to door opener fault?
While many people ignore the noise coming from the garage door, the longer it is left untreated the grater is the chance of compounding the problem. The noisy doors can put a lot of pressure on the door opener, while it tries to close or open the door. The excessive pressure reduces the life span of door opener, so you need to replace or spend a huge amount in correcting it.
Should I get one piece or sectional doors?
The choice of garage doors is personal but also a question of how much space you have at home. One-piece doors need more space in order to move in comparison with sectional doors, which move up and down. One-piece doors are more difficult to handle, are set to move at a slower speed, and if they are damaged, the whole panel must be replaced.