Garage Door FAQ & Answers
If you have questions about how to best maintain your garage door and its various parts, you're not alone. We have answers to some of the most frequently asked questions.
Should I insulate my garage door?
Insulating your garage door is a relatively inexpensive way to reduce heat transference and maintain a more comfortable climate in your garage. However, it isn’t a necessary step for all homeowners. If you mostly enter the garage to park your car, then you probably aren’t that concerned with creating a certain temperature. For those who use the garage to enjoy hobbies, a little insulation can help you enjoy your favorite activities.
Do garage door openers come with safety features?
When shopping for a garage door opener, you can rest assured that all models meet the same standards for safety and performance. Any model manufactured after 1993 will come with safety sensors and a reverse feature that will open the door back up if and when it encounters an object when trying to close. With these measures in place, you can base your purchasing decision on other features.
What kind of garage door should I purchase?
While garage doors are available in a variety of different materials, the right choice can depend on how much maintenance you are willing to do, your budget, and where you live. Typically, aluminum doors aren’t the most energy efficient, and fiberglass composite doors are highly durable and are becoming a more popular option.