We've found that many homeowners have similar questions regarding their garage door systems, so we decided to put together this FAQ page to see if we can provide people with some useful answers. We hope this information helps you.
Are there any maintenance tasks I can carry out on my own door?
Yes and we definitely encourage you to carry out simple DIY maintenance tasks at home. Painting is one task, as well as making sure that you regularly clean your door. We also suggest lubricating or greasing the moving parts of both your door and your opener. They will operate more smoothly and may delay the process of wear and tear.
What is the most ideal garage door opener for my home?
The right opener for you will depend on your household's needs. Heavier doors may need a unit with more horsepower; you will also have to decide between chain, screw and belt drives depending on the level of noise that you think would be appropriate for your property layout. If your garage has little headroom, you may also wish to consider a jackshaft type of opener as this type needs no height clearance.
Could my garage door collapse?
This is very rare. Today, garage doors are made up of extremely durable parts and powerful openers. The secret of keeping the garage door running in excellent condition is regular service - scheduled maintenance can help to ensure its stability and safety.
What should I consider when buying a garage door opener?
There are several factors to consider when buying a garage door opener. For example, the type of drive, the door size, and weight, the power requirement, the size of the door, as well as the safety and security features on offer. The ultimate choice will depend on your budget and personal requirements.