Whether you’re looking for a new garage door or repairs, we’ve got answers to your frequently asked questions.
1. Which garage door should I buy?
Buying a new garage door means many decisions. You’ll need the correct size, and you may have to choose between a single or double door layout. You may prefer a garage door with windows, depending on lighting and security preferences. The materials used, whether steel or wood, will require different maintenance methods. If you’re looking for a quieter sound for opening and closing, there are options. Pricing will also vary depending on the factors you choose. The number of decisions can be overwhelming. A professional can help with choosing a garage door that’s both practical and aesthetic for your home.
2. Can a garage door be repaired?
Yes, a garage door can be repaired. You may have already noticed a malfunction in the garage, but another sign is noises. If you hear shaking or squeaking, you may need a visit from a professional. Issues such as springs and cables are hazardous. They can cause the garage door to fall. A professional can also assess whether the garage door needs to be repaired or replaced. They can get your garage door working again quickly, so you can get back to your regular routine.
3. Will any remote work for my garage door?
If your garage door remote has been lost or broken, it can be replaced! The first step is finding the manufacturer model number. This information can be found on the motor unit, on the garage ceiling. A simple search will show if there’s a remote replacement for the unit. If there’s no information online or a replacement cannot be purchased, universal remotes are also available. Universal remotes are available in any home supply store and can be programmed to work with your garage.
4. Can garage doors be insulated or painted?
The answer is yes, to both! Insulation allows your garage to be comfortable all year round. This is a great option if you’re looking to use your garage as more than just a place to park your car. It’s also a good idea to have insulation if there’s a bedroom above the garage door. Another consideration is sound. An insulated door is generally quieter and provides a clean interior. As for painting, your garage door is both an entrance and a large part of the house’s exterior. A fresh coat of paint can increase the longevity of the garage door and give a fresh look to the home’s appearance.
5. Why is the garage door stuck?
There are many reasons why a garage door may not open. Each component of the garage serves a function. A blocked sensor, a dead remote battery or a broken spring are all reasons why the garage door may be stuck. A simple power connection check or a change of remote batteries can be performed at home. If the garage door track is misaligned or if there are any snapped cables, they’ll need to be checked by a professional. Garage doors can be dangerous depending on the extent of repair needed, and we don’t recommend homeowners to assess damages.
6. Are garage doors covered under home insurance?
The simple answer is, it varies. Home insurance is designed to protect against any accidents that leave significant cost damages. Each insurance policy has clauses against factors such as natural disasters and vandalism. Insurance policies don’t cover general wear and tear of the garage door or mechanical failure. However, there may be clauses for damage caused by vehicles not owned by homeowners. If this is a concern, we recommend a check with your insurance provider.
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