Simple tips to keep your door working at its best!
For minor issues with your garage door, visit our tips page for ideas and solutions. The tips were written by our team of professionals with lots of simple = ideas to help keep your door working at its best!
Install garage door locks
Most households today have garage door locks where two horizontal bars fasten the door to the adjacent wall from the inside. Only when the bars are clicked open can the opener open/close the door. If you do not already have such a locking mechanism, we recommend to get one.
Replace multiple components together
Are you replacing the faulty opener you had for more than 10 years? Why not also look at the other parts of your garage door to see if anything else needs replacement? This will help you save on labor costs and ensure that you do not have to ring up the professional again in a few days or weeks.
Buy torsion springs with higher ratings
Regular garage door springs are rated for about 10000 cycles, which is what most households in the US prefer. However, as experts in the field, we recommend our patrons to invest a little more (fraction of the total amount) and purchase a spring that is rated for 20000 cycles. This doubles its lifespan for about 20%-30% extra cost.
Purchase polyurethane insulation
If you are in the process of installing a new garage door, then make sure you also invest in good-quality insulation. This will keep your garage’s inner temperature stable during seasonal changes. Polyurethane insulation is recommended (compared to polystyrene material) because of its higher efficacy.
Don't neglect to perform proper torsion spring maintenance
Lubrication is important for this type of component, as it ensures that it is able to operate much more efficiently, and reduces its wear and tear. Remember - WD-40 is not a lubricant, so use a lithium based-substance and make sure to spray it across the entire length of the coils. Contact our team if you have some questions.
Things to remember before buying a new garage door
The door material will determine its weight as well as how much maintenance it will require. R-value represents the level of insulation and energy efficiency. Make sure to get a door with as high an R-value as possible. Last but not least, remember to ask about special safety and security features that many new opener models have to offer. Our team will be more than happy to consult you on this.