Useful garage door FAQs for homeowners
Our FAQ section outlines the most frequently asked garage door maintenance questions for your convenience. Stop wondering what the right answer is to your question when you can get advice directly from our experts!
In which case will I need a second torsion spring?
Secondary torsion springs are only installed usually in very heavy or oversized garage doors. This is most likely to happen with commercial huge garage doors designed for heavy use as the extra spring provide extra support.
How long does a garage door opener last?
The mean life-span of most door openers varies from 10 to 20 years but this dependent on the usage and model. If you arrange regular maintenance and look after it, it could last 25 years but it is likely that newer, smarter models will come on to the market during this time.
Which opener should I get?
If your garage is attached to the house, it's wise to get belt drive motors as they are generally much quieter than other models.You should also consider the horsepower of the opener and what is appropriate for the size and weight of your door. Generally, the heavier and larger your door is, the more horsepower you will need.
What are the advantages of having a steel door compared to a wooden garage door?
Steel doors typically need less maintenance compared to a wooden door. These doors are generally pre-painted and applied with anti- corrosive coating. On the other hand, wooden garage doorsare at risk of rot and often come unfinished. They will need to be re-painted and primed from time to time.
What does the gauge number of a steel garage door refer to?
The gauge number provides information regarding the thickness, and therefore the strength of the steel - the lower the number of the gauge, the stronger and thicker the steel is. For instance, if you see a 24 gauge steel side by side with a 25 gauge steel, the 24 gauge steel is generally stronger compared to the other one.