The following FAQs contain information that can help you understand how your garage door system works and what you can do to deal with certain issues and problems. If you have any other questions, give our experts a call.
Should I wash my garage door regularly?
This largely depends on the area you live in. If your environment is humid and dry, you should clean your garage door regularly. This will remove the dirt and grime that often accumulates. If rain is more common where you live, you probably won’t have to clean it as regularly. It really is a case-by-case basis, but with regular inspections you can work out how often you’ll need to clean it.
What happens to my old garage door when I get a new one?
When a professional comes to fit a new garage door, they’re usually happy to take the old one with them for an additional fee. It is a worthwhile consideration, and your old door will be taken away for safe disposal.
How long does it take to fit a new garage door?
This depends on the size of the door in question, but it can generally be done in less than 3 hours. If you’re simply getting an old door replaced with a new one of the same size, this is a relatively simple and quick installation. For doors that are around 16 inches, it will take 3-4 hours to fit a new one.
Why is the gauge number of steel parts important?
The gauge number indicates the strengths and thickness of the metal component. The higher the number, the lower the thickness, and the lower it is, the more durable the sheet or wire will be. This is especially important when it comes to garage doors with metal panels that are designed to be able to withstand damage and high winds.