Make full use of the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about garage doors, their parts and their functioning. The more knowledgeable you are as an owner and user of such a system, the better prepared you will be to provide maintenance and to react timely in case a problem arises.
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How does an obstruction stop the garage door from closing?
There are safety sensors on both sides of the door, and one sends signal to the other. This way they can detect if an animal or an object are in the door's path. Once an obstruction is detected, it automatically stops so it doesn’t close on the obstruction.
My existing garage door is not insulated. Can I insulate it without replacing the door?
Our garage door professionals say that yes, you can actually insulate your existing non-insulated garage door. There are insulating kits that you can purchase and attach to your door, but if you do not know how to do it, you can easily hire a garage door contractor to do the job.
Which type of garage door is the easiest to maintain?
Both steel and wood units require painting or another treatment for protecting the panels. Glass garage doors require only cleaning. Still, if a panel gets severely cracked or broken, it must be replaced immediately. The vinyl units do not need special treatment, are generally resistant to damage, and just need to be cleaned.
How do I troubleshoot a garage door which cannot stay closed?
This issue is typically caused by a greater amount of tension in the overhead door spring. Our specialists recommend timely adjustment so that the operation of the opener is not adversely affected. In other cases, the problem might be due to improperly set travel limits and force of the electric operator. Timely readjustment is needed.