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Common Questions About Garage Doors

This FAQ page is devoted to answering all sorts of common garage door questions our technicians are often asked. If you're looking for additional information, feel free to give us a call.

Should I install a garage door window?

Garage door windows can be a great idea and not just for aesthetic reasons. They allow sunlight to enter the garage and you won't have to turn on the light every time you go in to get something. Natural light will also make the indoor environment brighter and nicer - just make sure any frames and glass panels are high quality enough to avoid loss of energy.

Why do you need a garage door replacement?

Although old garage doors are highly valued for their classic charms, they are no longer updated to provide optimum security and safety for you and your family. Units that are 20 years and older need to be replaced by an automatic garage door.

What can I do to prevent my garage door from freezing in winter?

You should consider applying a bottom seal as well as weather strips to the sides and the top of your garage door. This should help improve your overall insulation. Be sure to also take care of any water spillage inside your garage, especially near the door.

How do I choose new rollers for my system?

Make sure the diameter of any new roller is right for your system, as well as the length of the stem. The right size will depend on the door's weight but the material is up to you. Nylon rollers are great for silent rolling and avoiding erosion.

What does R-value mean and why should I know about it?

R-value refers to a standard measure of thermal efficiency or to put it simply, the insulation value of your garage door. A low value indicates that the door may not be able to provide better insulation on cold days or remain cool on a hot day. We recommend a minimum of R-11 in the Sun City West area but an R-14 might be preferred if you spend a lot of time in the room just above the garage.

What type of garage door would be most suitable for my property?

Any garage door type can be incorporated into your home's architecture - the final choice will come down to the look you want to achieve, budget, level of maintenance you want to achieve and the weather conditions in your area. There are also plenty of customization options if you wanted to tailor the look of your door to your particular requirements.

How do I clean my wooden garage door?

First, you have to remove the dirt, chalk, and mildew by washing your wood door with a diluted solution of mild-household detergent. Second, rinse with clear water and let it dry. Daub eroded and thin areas with oil or alkyd primer. Lastly, apply the finish. We also recommend cleaning your door regularly to keep it in good condition.


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