Frequently asked questions
what is the best garage door opener type ?
There are 3 types of Garage Door Openers:
Chain Driven Openers : This type of drive runs the door on its track by making use of a metal chain. The chain drives cost the least. In addition, they have a tendency to be the loudest sort of opener.
Belt Driven Openers: Belt driven openers are known in the garage door business as the best kind of opener. They are belt dependable like chain drives. This drive keeps running on an elastic rubber belt. It is normally more costly than chain driven openers.
Screw Driven Openers: Screw driven openers make use of a lifting gadget that keeps running on a strung steel bar. These openers have a tendency to function best in areas where the climate and temperature is consistent year round. On a negative note screw driven garage door openers are the slowest and the noisiest.
how should I know what type of springs I need?
Select the type of garage door spring you have on your garage door. Replacement springs for garage doors are one of 3 basic types – torsion springs, torquemaster springs, and extension springs.
Garage door torsion springs and garage door extension springs are compatible with all makes and models of garage doors. You need to determine which type of garage door spring you currently have on your garage door and then replace the springs with the same type.
We provide a fast service and affordable prices for all spring repairs. Our technicians carry all types of springs at any time. With over 15 years of experience in the industry.
Garage door springs should be adjusted or replaced by a trained professional. The reason for this is that, springs have very high tension and trying to adjust them may cause serious injury.
replacing garage door springs requires the proper tools and have to be adjusted according to the doors weight. Operating your garage door with a broken spring may cause damage to the garage opener. This happens because the opener is not meant to lift the entire weight of the garage door.
The garage door springs are meant to carry the weight of the door, which allows the opener to lift the door.
Garage door springs have a certain lifespan, depending on the usage of the garage door, garage door springs last about 7-10 years.
Once the spring breaks, the tension is released from the spring and it no longer holds the weight of the garage door.
How do I get my garage door repaired?
Garage doors are the largest moving object in your home and the most dangerous. Do not attempt to repair your own garage door. Contact one of our authorized Distributors to come repair your door. They are fully trained in how to repair your garage door properly.
Can I replace a section of my door, or do I need to replace the whole door?
Yes, replacing only a section of your garage door is possible in some cases; however, depending upon the damage involved, the entire door may need to be replaced. Contact Us to evaluate your specific situation and make recommendations for the best solution.
What Is Headroom?
Headroom refers to the distance between the top of the door and the lowest point of the ceiling or any obstruction such as a garage door opener rail, pipes, or ductwork.
How Much Headroom Do I Need?
Residential headroom depends on the type of spring system that will be installed with your new garage door. For extension springs, a minimum of 10" is required for your garage doors to operate. Torsion springs require 12". Remember, these amounts are for garage door operation only. If you are installing a garage door opener, additional headroom is required. Check with the opener manufacturer for additional headroom requirements.
Commercial door headroom depends on not only the spring, but the track system that will be installed with your new door. There are many options available to compliment your building. Options such as Follow the Roof, Highlift, Full Vertical track, Spring cycles, Door weights and track thickness can all impact the amount of clearance required. Standard headroom requirements for a door with torsion springs, 2" thick track with a 15" radius require 16". However changes will directly affect the clearance needed. It is always best to have a professional dealer look at the opening to determine the best track application and clearance required.
Note: If you are installing a trolley or jackshaft opener, additional headroom or sideroom is required. Check with the opener manufacturer for additional headroom requirements.
I do not have the necessary amount of headroom. is there something I can do?
Yes! Low headroom kits are available from your local garage door dealer or retailer. If your garage doors came with extension springs, the necessary headroom can be reduced to 4-1/2”. Torsion spring systems can be reduced to 4-1/2”. More information for both commercial and residentail doors can be found in the Low Headroom Options file listed in our Installation Manuals.
What is side room?
Sideroom refers to the measurement from each side of the garage door opening, outward to the nearest wall or obstruction within the garage. Allow 3-3/4" on either side of the door for standard extension and torsion springs installation and 5-1/2" for residential EZ-SET extension springs.
what is back room?
Backroom refers to the distance from the garage door to the back wall of the garage. For residential garage doors, backroom is door height plus 18". For commercial door installation add the door height along with 23" for 2” track and 25” for 3” track. Additional backroom is required for the installation of an automatic garage door opener.
how much do garage door costs?
The cost of a garage door depends on a number of factors such as: the model, size, material, decorative options and site conditions. we are also installing the garage doors for you, so the final quote you receive should be the "installed price."