FAQ Page for Satisfying Your Garage Door Curiosity
Even people who’ve had an electric garage door for years often don’t know many important things about it. Our goal is to change this, by providing detailed answers to some of the questions we get most often from our customers.
Do I need a lock on my garage door?
Modern electric garage door openers don't require an additional lock as they use a digital one. You could place a lock on your door for the sake of added security, but if you choose to do so you must remember to remove it before trying to open your door. If you don't, you could end up damaging it.
How long does a garage door opener last?
The average life span of a garage door opener is about 10 to 20 years. This can change depending on how often you use it, as well as how often you provide it with proper maintenance. Many electro-mechanical units can end up lasting for much longer than expected with the right attention and care.
How can I tell when my garage door should be replaced?
There are several things you can check. If the panels are fading, or if the door keeps making squeaking or grinding noises no matter how much maintenance you perform, or if it keeps breaking down for various reasons, it may be time to get it replaced. Contact our experts to see what options are available for you today.
Can I paint my garage door?
Of course. Painting your garage door not only increases the curb appeal of your home, it also adds a degree of protection to the door itself, making it less likely to suffer minor scratches and better withstand various effects caused by the weather. In fact, wooden doors must be regularly repainted in order to preserve their appearance and condition. Steel doors can also benefit from being applied with a rust-resistant coating.