People usually want to know more about ways to maintain their garage door right. They have questions about springs and other parts. We hold your questions dear, and answer a few at a time. Read some answers here. They are short, to the point and easy to understand.
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If you are wondering about the best methods to proceed with garage door repair and keep the garage door stable, keep reading.
Should I paint my garage door on my own?
It's not hard painting garage doors, it's just time consuming and requires patience. The preparation phase is actually harder since you must do garage door maintenance first to ensure all garage door parts are working properly and proceed with the door's cleaning. Make sure to peel off any residue from the old painting and scrub off possible signs of rust before you apply the first layer of coat. Pick a powder coat, which is ecological.
Should I get metal or wood garage doors?
These are completely different materials in the way they react to elements and appearance. Although, you can find metal doors imitating wood in appearance. If you live in an area with high humidity, go with the metal doors for higher resistance and minimum garage door maintenance. Wood garage doors are better looking but more sensitive, expensive and require garage door repair often. You will also need to apply a special coat for higher protection.
When will the springs break?
Garage door springs may be sensitive to use and low temperatures but they won't break easily unless misused or badly maintained and installed. They will snap if you neglect the importance of lubrication maintenance at least once every six months. It's also important to change both extension springs for garage doors when one of them is damaged. It's also recommended to change them before their life span is over.
Why is my garage door opening slowly?
If your garage door is opening slowly, there is likely a problem with the cables coming loose or falling off the drum. This requires immediate repair to ensure your safety. Our experts will be able to assist you with this.
Should I apply bottom seal or threshold seal?
The threshold seal is typically more durable, but since it is installed on the floor, it may prevent any water to drain out of the garage. Besides, it may not provide complete protection to the door panels. The bottom seal is better.
How can I maintain my overhead door?
The best way to make sure the overhead door works alright is to visually check garage door parts and pay attention to strange noises. If you find anything wrong with certain parts, it's best to notify our expert technicians in Roselle for repairs and refrain from mending the damage yourself for the avoidance of accidents. Check the tracks and verify the door closes well.