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Frequently Asked Questions - FAQs

Why is the garage door noisy?

Noisy garage doors are generally triggered by worn rollers, loose hardware, parts that need lubrication, or a vibration pad-needed opener which are all easy fixes. Also, a garage door is noisy due to incorrect installation or your garage door needs to be insulated. To check why your garage door is noisy, call us immediately.

How do I stop a noise coming through my garage door?

If you’re knowledgeable with garage doors, you can try these simple remedies to fix a noisy garage door;

  • Snug all the nuts and bolts on the path of your garage door and check for rusted materials and replace them where necessary. Then spray with garage door lubricant all the moving parts.
  • Check for worn hinges and rollers. There are some garage door track rollers that have unsealed bearings that destroy themselves in a filthy setting after years of rolling around. The wear can be so serious that as the gate works, the rollers actually wobble. If rollers are detected worn, replace them with nylon rollers with bearings that are sealed.
  • Slide one anti-vibration pad under the bracket between the mounting bracket and the roof ceiling. Then slide a fender washer onto the fresh lag screw and use a socket wrench or impact driver to push it into the rafters.

There are various ways to fix a noisy garage door. However, it will be strongly recommended to let the professional garage installers and repairs to handle your noisy door. If you can detect the parts that cause your garage to be noisy, call us immediately.

How do you tighten a garage door chain?

Loosen the exterior nut (the nut nearest to the garage door) until the chain drops below the rail base, then widen the internal nut to tighten the chain. Tighten the exterior nut to add tension to the chain. The chain will increase slightly with each twist of the exterior nut.

How can I make my garage door tracks quieter?

Replace with a belt-driven opener your chain-driven garage door. Replace your steel rollers with nylon ones that are known quiet. Replace your spring extension system with torsion springs which allow space. Through the top of the gate, torsion springs are mounted and create much less noise. If you wish to have a quiet type of garage door, contact us and we are happy to give you a lot of quiet garage doors.

How do you clean garage door tracks?

 Cleaning your garage door is extremely important. Do not use water or other chemicals as this may cause more harm to building up more damage. Use a broom instead to brush off any dust or debris. Be extremely cautious to scrub spider webs and other nests of insects that may catch other dust and particles that may block tracks and wheels. If you’re wondering where to find a garage door specialist who can professionally clean your garage, call us now.

How do I grease my garage door tracks?

After cleaning your garage door, a light spray silicon lubricant coating should be used to lubricate your garage door hinges, rollers, and track. You don’t have to apply a lot and you shouldn’t use liquid lubricants as this can also cause other debris to build up and accumulate. You should lubricate the hinges, rollers, door arm, and some parts of the center trail. Remember, don’t grease the track, once you lubricate the track, the grease will attract more debris and dust because it is greatly exposed outside. If you wish to let the professional garage door company cater to you, contact us now.

How do I get grease off my garage door?

Mix in a big tub four ounces of mild dish soap and five gallons of hot water. Have a garden hose and use a big sponge to clean one-third of the garage door, then rinse with the garden hose that section off. Repeat this method until you have cleaned the entire garage door. Older stains are difficult to remove and can cause the ground to become discolored, so to check if you have removed the oil completely, put some water on the stain. You haven’t completely removed the stain if the water beads up or doesn’t soak in the ground.

How do you get rust off garage door tracks?

Use a solvent for rusting and softly scrubbing on garage door parts. To avoid further corrosion, apply a light quantity of white lithium grease or silicone spray.

How do I fix my garage door chain?

Sometimes when it’s a combination chain and cable drive system, the cable breaks down. The cable can be substituted in this situation in fixing the issue. Too much tension at installation and rust is the most prevalent cause of cable breaking. Broken hardware and sprocket is the most prevalent cause of a chain being loose and appearing to be broken. Inside the cover of the garage door opener are the gear and sprocket installation. A garage door service technician can readily replace this. In this type of situation, it will more be recommended to call a professional garage door company to fix the issue.

How much does it cost to replace a garage door chain?

If your garage door chain needs to be repaired, expect to spend an average of $145, with most homeowners paying between $85 and $200 for both parts and professional work.

How do I make my garage door go down further?

The opening and closing heights of the gate are controlled by each garage door opener. These boundaries must be set properly to ensure that the door height is properly sealed and that appropriate clearance is permitted. Set up your step ladder under the opener of the garage door, as the ladder is stable and level. Locate the screws on the side of the opener for restriction modifications. These are usually plastic and are either marked “Up” and “Down” or “Open” and “Close.” If you want to raise the door opening height, press the “Up” or “Open” screw in the direction of the clock. Just turn it a quarter of a turn. Test the opener to see if the height of the gate is at the stage you want. If the gate does not entirely close, turn one-quarter of the “Close” or “Down” screw in a counterclockwise direction. If you can’t achieve the height of the door you wish, call for help immediately with a garage door specialist.

How do you clean a garage roller door?

Wash your garage door surfaces and windows with a mild liquid soap like a car-washing soap or dish-washing soap and water. Use a sponge, cloth and/or smooth brush to wash both the inside and outside part of the garage door. Do not use detergents that are rough or abrasive. This can harm the gate or seals painted surface.

How often should I lubricate my garage door?

The hinges, springs, rollers, and tracks are advised to be lubricated every three months. The rail really only requires to be lubricated once a year, though.

What kind of grease is used for garage doors?

Buy a grease or garage door lube based on lithium. For a garage door, popular standard degreasers such as WD-40 are not the best choice. Instead, at a hardware store or online, buy a lithium-based grease. You can also contact us which degreaser fits your garage door.

How do you fix a rusty garage door?

Once your garage door becomes rusty, it doesn’t necessary that you need to replace the door. Hence, rust can cause some holes to your garage door where dirt and water can enter. If you wish to repaint your garage door, you need first to clean and fix your door through cleaning it with dish soap and water. You can also use vinegar to get rid of rust. For the hard type of rust, you can use a mixed solution of baking soda and water. Also, you can use sandpaper and primer. Make sure that the primer fits the type of metal used for your garage door. If you’re not sure how to get rid of rust, you can contact us and let our team remove and transform your garage door.

What do you do when your garage door won’t close?

There are various options you can make once your garage doesn’t close. Here are the recommendations you can try with your stuck garage door;

  • Visually check the garage door, check if something blocks the door underneath or the safety sensors.
  • If nothing blocks your garage door, check your safety sensors if they are clean and adequately aligned.
  • Hold the internal wall station and support it with pressure until the door reaches the ground. If in case the door closes with this approach, there is a problem with your safety sensors.
  • Try the manual release cord.
  • Ask for professional help.

If you’re not knowledgeable with garage doors and you can’t identify why your door doesn’t close. Contact us immediately.

How much does it cost to replace a garage door system?

Generally speaking, the average price of installing a new garage door is $1,020, with most homeowners paying between $878–$1,420 depending on the type, size, and quality of your choice. It could cost as little as $500 to $800 to install a single car garage door. The gates, labor, tracks, and equipment are included in this cost. homeowners your wondering where to find a quality garage door system, feel free to contact us.

How much should garage door repair cost?

It usually costs $150 to repair the garage door opener with most homeowners paying between $100 and $190 and as well as the necessary parts needed. Along with the garage repair procedure, you also need to know that the minimum price reported to repair a broken garage door is $85. The cost gets bigger depending on how big it needs to be repaired and to replace. If you have a broken garage, let our team assess it and estimate the cost needed.

How long do garage door springs last?

The typical spring life is 7-9 years, at 4 cycles a day, assuming 10,000 cycles. Though, as the garage door is increasingly being used as the front door, increasing the daily cycles, springs can only last 4-6 years. Springs can break into as little as a year on very rare occasions.

How much does it cost to replace a garage door spring?

Replacing garage door springs tends to cost a professional to finish the task between $200 and $300. This involves the spring price, ranging from $40 to $100 for a torsion spring and from $5 to $30 for a spring extension.

How do I stop my garage door from going halfway?

There are a variety of options you can consider in fixing a stuck halfway garage door.

  • Detect the problem. Try lifting the garage through your hand, if the garage door opens then the problem is in the opener. If it only opens halfway, the door has a problem.
  • There are also instances that weather affects the performance of your garage door. For this situation, let the professionals handle this case.
  • Check the pulleys and springs.
  • Check the hinges, tracks, rollers if there are damages. Also, lubricate them with silicone grease. After spraying lubricant, watch the performance of the garage door.

If you can’t identify why your garage door stuck halfway, it is best to contact us and let our team assess the problem.

How long do garage doors last?

The life span of your garage door depends on utilization, but most garage specialists think that the average garage door can last between 15-30 years, depending on the quality of the building, maintenance and weather. Automatic openers for garage doors usually provide reliable service for 10–15 years.

How do I fix my garage door sensors?

Look for any physical objects that do not allow the sensors to see each other. This involves any lens dust or other debris. The lights may show whether the sensor’s glass eyes are obscured depending on the sensor model. Also, affirm the proper alignment of the sensors. If needed, tighten the brackets holding them in a particular place or eventually replace the brackets. Check the cables on the primary unit and on the detectors themselves leading to the sensors and the connections. If they are broken or adversely affected, replace the cables. If these options don’t work, consult us right away.

How long do garage doors last?

Garage doors are relatively easy, long-lasting mechanisms. The average lifespan is 10 to 15 years, but you can get 20 years or more out of a nice garage door if you stay up to date on the maintenance of the rollers and springs. If you’re looking for sturdy yet quality garage doors, feel free to contact us.

How do you remove a garage door and install it?

Removing a garage door is quite a tough job but it can be easy if you’ll remove it properly. If you have an electric garage, you need first to unplug the electric unit to the garage door. You can follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to remove it properly.  Also, you need to remove the extension springs carefully. While removing springs, temporarily tie or tape each spring to the door track. After removing springs, place some blocks where the door and floor meet. As a critical job, it is best to ask for professional help to prevent unnecessary accidents.

How do I know if my garage door spring is bad?

Here are some of the warning signs you need to consider having a broken garage door spring;

  • The wires for the garage door are loose.
  • The door to the garage is very heavy.
  • The garage door opens for only 6 inches.
  • In your torsion spring, you see a noticeable gap.
  • The garage door is distorted.
  • You hear from your garage a loud bang.
  • When it opens and closes, the garage door is jerky.

When your garage door falls down suddenly.

How much does it cost to replace a motor on a garage door?

The installation of a garage door opener costs an average of $200-$650. This cost involves labor costs, which are about $65-$85 per hour on average and will take about 2 hours to install. To know more about replacing a motor at your garage door, feel free to contact us.

How long does it take to replace garage door motor?

It usually takes four to six hours depending on how many and what kind of garage door motor you are trying to install. You can ask the installer about this matter.

Can you install a new garage door on old tracks?

While for different tracks, a few doors can be adjusted, most can’t. To sum up, your garage door may not (and probably won’t) have adequate spacing if you reuse old garage door tracks. You can ask our garage door installers about this matter.

How can I insulate my garage door?

There are three types of insulation process for your garage doors; the batt, foam board and reflective insulation. You can ask a garage door insulation installer which insulation fits your garage door. For more information, contact us right away.

How do you measure for a garage door replacement?

Start it by measuring the width of the door, it will be quite difficult for you and it is recommended to use a digital measuring tape. After the width, measure the height. You need to measure it from the floor up to the top of the opening. After getting the height, you need to measure the distance from the opening to the end of your preferred garage. Lastly, you need to measure the distance between the top door opening to the ceiling. If you wish to have accurate measurements for your upcoming garage door, let our team handle it.

Do insulated garage doors really make a difference?

Insulation makes denting and rusting resistant to the garage door. An insulated garage door is not going to heat your garage door, but it will warm it up. And this is the point, it can increase the temperature up to 10 degrees, and that is very often the significant distinction between cold and freezing. If you wish to install insulation to your garage door, let our team accommodate you.

How much does it cost to replace cables on a garage door?

If your garage door wires need to be repaired, expect to spend an average of $145, with most homeowners paying between $85 and $200 for both parts and professional work. In this matter, let our team explain it to you briefly, contact us for more details.

What causes the cable to come off the garage door?

Due to irregular operation on both sides of the door opener program, cables can come off the pulley system. Excessive noise and rattling from the cable-pulley system when opening can alert homeowners to this issue. If you suspect that your cables are coming off to your garage door, contact us quickly.

How long does it take to replace garage door?

This can be achieved in less than 3 hours, depending on the size of the gate. This setup is comparatively fast if you have a door in location and replace it with a door of the same type and size. This is 3-4 hours for a gate of approximately 16’.

How much does it cost to install a 2 car garage door?

It relies on the garage door style that you have selected to put on your home. You can expect to spend about $279 on garage door installation for labor only, and about $1,020 on both a new garage door and a professional installation. If you’re planning to have a 2-car garage door, talk to us and let our installers know your needs.

Can I replace a garage door opener?

If your opener model is no longer produced, finding a fresh remote specifically intended for your opener may not be simple. If the garage door opener is 20 years old or newer, remote replacement may be a universal garage-door opener. With even older door-opener systems, some brands may operate. If you’re planning to replace your garage door opener, contact us and let our contractors give the best brand for you.

Can I reuse my garage door tracks?

While for different tracks, a few doors can be adjusted, most likely won’t. To recap, your garage door may not (and probably won’t) have adequate spacing if you reuse old garage door tracks. The insufficient spacing could also unbalance your garage door springs.

How much room do I need above a garage door?

You’re going to have a minimum of 15 inches of overhead clearance for a normal garage door with an electric opener. The door and torsion spring system are 12 inches and the garage door opener gear is 3 inches. You can ask the garage specialist what can be the best overhead clearance that fits your preferred garage door.

What is the best insulation for a garage door?

For garage doors, spray foam insulation is not the best choice, but it is the simplest to use and the cheapest option as well. Rigid foam, or foam core, is styrofoam insulation. If you wish to have the best insulation for your garage door, you can ask or get an assessment with our garage door contractors and let them handle the insulation process of your garage door.

What is the average size garage door?

A single-car garage door is 8-9 feet broad and 7-8 feet high for most homes. Typically, double-car garage doors are 16 feet wide, 7 to 8 feet high.

What size garage doors are available?

The first thing to consider when acquiring a garage door is the size of your door. A single-car garage door usually measures 8-9 feet wide and 7-8 feet high for ordinary homes. Typically, double-car garage doors are 16 feet wide and 7 to 8 feet high. If you have a preferred size of the garage door, you can inquire it to our contractors.

What is the advantage of an insulated garage door?

There are several advantages you will experience when you decided to have an insulated garage door. Here are the advantages;

  • Boost the efficiency of energy
  • Quiet operations
  • Maximizing the strength of garage door
  • Achieve a comfortable garage and also home

Does insulating garage door save money?

It offers shelter from the weather, but the temperature remains to fluctuate with the outdoor circumstances in an uninsulated garage. During the summer, when you move from air-conditioned home to a stifling garage, you may find that insulating the garage could save cash on your energy bills. You’d believe it would overwork your home heating and cooling system if you had the temperature in your garage spike and plummet with the weather, but that’s not precise.

How much does garage door maintenance cost?

If your garage door wires need to be repaired, expect to spend an average of $145, with most homeowners paying between $85 and $200 for both parts and also for professional work.

How much does it cost to replace garage door cables?

If your garage door cables need to be repaired, expect to spend an estimated $145, with most homeowners paying between $85 and $200 for both parts and professional work. If you think your cables need to be repaired, call us immediately for fast assessment.

Is garage door covered by homeowners insurance?

Garage doors are a portion of the coverage in most home insurance policies. Your homeowner insurance should be prepared to cover it in the event of robbery, damage, fire or vandalism. Note, however, that your garage door is often not covered by intentional harm, including some natural disasters. For further knowledge, you can try asking your insurance policy agent regarding the coverage of your garage door.

How tall does a garage ceiling need to be?

Since this is an easy standard that accommodates material sizes, the approximate ceiling must be 8 ft. To accommodate standard gates and openers, the garage ceiling must be no less than 9 feet. Sizes 10 feet or more is recommended for large garage gates.

What are the best brands of garage doors?

If you’re looking for fine brands of garage doors, you have to find brands like ⠀Amarr, Clopay, Overhead Doors, Martin, Raynor, Wayne-Dalton and a few others are the world’s leading garage door brands. You can ask us or our garage door installer which of these brands fits your home and preferences.

How do I choose a garage door?

Choosing a garage door is not easy. You have to understand the first different perspective in order to achieve the perfect garage door that fits your home. First, you need to find the best material that suits your lifestyle and gives curb appeal to your home. Also, the garage door should match the architecture aspect of your home and it should complement the color of the exterior part of your home. Lastly, the garage door of your choice must feature your preferences and also your needs. If you’re having a garage door on your mind, you can ask our contractors and let see if it fits your home.

What size is a 2 car garage door?

Typically, double garage door dimensions are 16 x 7 feet, 14 x 7 feet and 12 x 7 feet, and based on the size of your vehicles, two cars should be comfortably held or one big car should be accommodated. If you’re planning to have a 2-car garage door, you can contact us and see what we can offer for you.

How much does a single car garage door cost?

It should cost between $500 and $800 to install a single new garage door. They showed the average homeowner can typically tackle such a project within a time period of nine hours and that a professional can finish it in about five hours.

How thick is a garage door?

Usually, the insulation is created of polyurethane or styrofoam. Styrofoam insulated doors come in 13⁄8, “13⁄4” or 2 “(35 to 51 mm) thicknesses. The polyurethane insulated doors are between 13⁄8 “and 2” (35 and 51 mm) in density. Most of these doors have a thickness of 15⁄8 “or 13⁄4” (41 or 45 mm).

What is the normal height of a garage?

8 ft. Garage ceilings are typically slightly lower than indoor rooms. The suggested minimum height of the garage is 7ft/2.1 m. An 8ft/2.4 m height garage makes it look somewhat more accommodating.

What is the normal height of a garage?

Standard height is typically 7 feet for garage doors. For most vehicles, this runs fine, but if you have a rack that may not be enough headroom on top of your car.

How do you calculate wind load?

To calculate wind load using the generic formula, use F= A[ A] P[ Cd] where F is the force or wind load, A is the object’s projected area, P is the wind pressure, and Cd is the drag factor. First discover A, the region of the wind’s two-dimensional face is struck, using A= length for a flat wall at any height. If you wish to find out more about this, you can ask us about this matter.

How do you insulate a window with a garage door?

To fully insulate your garage door, you also need to insulate the windows of your garage door. Get garage windows made of isolated glass. This glass keeps the heat in the same way as the door isolation, making them very green and energy effective. If you’re interested in this matter, you can contact us about this matter.

How much does it cost to replace a panel on a garage door?

Approximately, it costs $150 to repair the garage door parts with most homeowners paying between $100 and $190 plus parts. Due to the minimum fee of the professional, the minimum price reported to repair a broken garage door is $85.

Can you replace just one panel garage door?

Yes! We can substitute a single panel or section of your garage door as long as the manufacturer still makes that door model. This involves stuff such as scraping, dents, cracking, peeling, and any other type of cosmetic or structural cause damage.

How do I choose a good garage door company?

In choosing a garage door company that will install or repair your garage door, the company should be transparent, trustworthy, and efficient. You should ask for a recommendation from friends or neighborhood and see actual finish products. It will be more recommended to look for a garage company that does what you need and fits your expectations. If you’re looking for quality services, choose us.

What is a garage door tune-up?

A tune-up of the garage door should never be taken for granted. A professional garage door specialist should always be called to regularly update and maintain your garage door, as they are trained to locate even the smallest problems of your garage door. If you’re looking for a quality tune-up for your garage, call us immediately.

Can I replace a section of my garage door or do I need to replace the whole door?

Yes. If your garage door model is still in manufacturing, a single panel/section can be acquired to replace a damaged part of your door. All brands of garage doors are constructed differently, not all of them fit together. You’re going to be using the same brand and model as your current garage door.

Why is my garage door opening and closing by itself?

There are several reasons why garage doors suddenly open or closes without your command. Here are some reasons you might check;

  • Radio Interferences. There are some instances that you and your neighbor have the same type of garage door. Also, there are instances that two doors can be programmed on the same channel. That’s why once your neighbor opens his or her garage door, suddenly your doors open too. It is easy to fix, just let the garage door specialist reprogram the opener.
  • Dirty sensors. This tendency happens most likely for electric garage doors. This malfunction happens most especially when the sensors are dirty and loaded with debris or something is blocking the path. For this tendency, try cleaning your sensors and observe if there is anything that blocks the pathway of the garage door.
  • Assess the Remote Opener. Check if the remote control is dirty or the batteries are malfunctioning. Maybe the batteries are not placed properly or they are breaking down. At this point, you need to reposition the batteries.

If in case you can’t figure out why your garage door suddenly opens or closes, contact us immediately.

Should I use a professional installer?

Yes, definitely. With a professional installer, you can assure that your garage door will be installed correctly ad make it operate effectively. If you’re looking for a professional installer for your garage door, let our company do it for you.

Can I use my existing opener on a new door?

You may experience an installation mistake if the handbook is not followed step-by-step. Before your opener works correctly, you would have to call for troubleshooting. Current openers ‘ layout makes them much quieter. Older openers have metal-on-metal components that are not supposed to be reused. To ensure that your new door operates efficient, call for assistance with us.

Is it safe for me to repair my own garage door spring?

No. It’s very harmful to fix your garage door spring. If you are not a qualified technician of the garage door, call for professional help. If you pursue fixing it, you can damage your garage door if you do it yourself. Worse, if you make an extreme flaw which can harm yourself as well. If you suspect that your garage door springs are broken, call us immediately and let our team handle it.

Why won’t my garage door open?

There are many reasons why your garage door doesn’t open. Here are some pointers you need to consider and check why your door doesn’t open;

  • Check if something blocks the door. Look for some objects like sporting materials, tools, toys or anything that blocks the path of the garage door. Try to clean the pathway to remove anything that blocks the way of the garage door.
  • Check the power source.
  • Check your remote control.
  • Eye sensors might not be working.
  • There are broken torsion springs.
  • Cables are loose or snapped.
  • The doors do not track.

Accidentally locked the garage door.

Are torsion springs dangerous?

A garage door can quickly collapse with a broken torsion spring and cause injury or death. Though, when your torsion springs break, the most common risk arises and you decide to repair/replace them on your own. If you suspect a broken torsion spring, call us immediately and let our team fix the problem.

Do you need springs with a garage door opener?

If only one of the two springs is broken, most garage doors will still open. The garage door opener operates twice as hard, but usually, the garage door opens with hand assistance at least once so you can get your vehicle out and get it to function. For more information regarding this matter, contact us right away.

How long do garage door torsion springs last?

The average spring life is 7-9 years, at 4 cycles a day, assuming 10,000 cycles. However, as the garage door is largely being used as the front door, increasing the daily cycles, springs can only last 4-6 years. Springs can break into as little as a year on very rare occasions.

How do I lift my garage door with a broken spring?

Having a broken spring is extremely dangerous. It might cause harm or danger to you. However, you can still open your garage door through these helpful steps;

  • At each side of the garage door, place a 6-foot step ladder. On one side of the door, have a friend and you on the other side.
  • Insert each pry bar between the gate and the ground under the corner of the gate. Pull up with your fingers on the pry bars to allow you and your helper to grab the gate below.
  • Lift the door together, keeping the same balance until the door is completely open. Clamp a couple of vice grips straight below the bottom roller under each side of the path.
  • Place each ladder at each end under the garage door. Take the gate and take away the vice grips. Lower the gate gradually to rest on the step ladders. Place vice grips on the track below the bottom rollers for added safety.

However, to ensure that you can open your garage door on this situation, call a professional to fix your garage door.

Which is better torsion or extension springs?

Torsion springs are more robust and last longer. Also, it cost more but usually lasts between 15,000 and 20,000 cycles, whereas extension springs can last up to 10,000 cycles.

How do I know if my garage door spring is bad?

There are a variety of signs which help each homeowner detect a broken garage door springs. Here are the signs;

  • Cables are loose.
  • The garage door is quite heavy.
  • The garage door opens for only six inches.
  • You see a visible gap to the torsion springs.
  • A garage door is quite crooked.
  • Hearing a loud bang from your garage door.
  • The garage door is quite shaky whenever it opens or closes.

The garage door suddenly falls down.

Why does garage door spring break?

 The most common reason for a garage door torsion spring to fail at any defining moment will be your usual wear and tear. In reality, the torsion springs that open and close your garage door at any specified moment are under a huge amount of pressure and are thus rated for a number of cycles.

What happens if a garage door spring breaks?

If the spring is broken on one side of the garage door, the door may become bent as it moves up and down on its path. The whole system is thrown out of sync when spring starts to break. Hanging from the ceiling, the pulleys and wires may become loose. If you find out that one of your garage door spring breaks, call us immediately.

Do garage door springs have a warranty?

Yes, and it depends upon the brand or the company who manufactured the garage door springs. If you wish to have a garage door springs with a warranty, let our team present various options for you.

How do you adjust the tension on a garage door spring?

The extension springs are those working just above the overhead line. They have threaded wires through them and a threaded cable around a pulley. Sometimes this form needs to be adjusted. The other type is installed above the gate on the wall. The wires have a lengthy round bar with pulleys at the end. It’s the torsion springs. Because you have to operate on it while it is under tension, this sort of spring can be harmful. You might want to find someone to deal with this issue. However, when dealing with a serviceman, knowing how they function is useful. You are apparent that ‘ Garage Door Spring Adjustments ‘ is only recommended for extension springs. Unless you have a thorough understanding of them and feel comfortable doing so, we do not recommend adjusting torsion springs. They might be hazardous. If you wish to adjust your garage door springs, contact us and let our professional contractors handle the issue.

How do you tighten a garage door spring?

Here are some steps to adjust or tighten the garage door spring;


  • Check the extension springs at the side.
  • Check the torsion springs.
  • Understand what should be done, to tighten or loosen. It usually answers problems like, are you experiencing difficulty opening or closing the garage door? Does your garage door open or closes quickly? And many more.
  • Find out the best solution. It either increases or decreases the tension.
  • To start the adjustment, fully open the garage door.
  • Place a c-clamp to secure the door.
  • Remove the spring hook through using an adjustable wrench.
  • Adjust the tension.
  • Try and test the adjustment made.
  • For minor adjustments, adjust the cables.

However, when it comes to garage door springs, it is strongly recommended to let the professional garage door specialist deal with it to ensure that it is tightened or adjusted correctly.

How heavy is a garage door?

Regardless of the material with which your garage door has been built, its thickness, its size (single or double) or if it has windows, it weighs at approximately 130 pounds (single door) and can attain up to 350 pounds or more (double window door). Contemporary doors can measure more than 400 pounds (all glass, double door).

What is the lifespan of a garage door spring?

The average home opens and closes a garage door four times a day, and this converts into a lifespan of about seven years with a 10,000-cycle torsion spring. High-cycle springs can have a lifespan of 14 to 20 years.

How do you balance a garage door?

You must understand in which direction it is out of balance before you can adjust your garage door. You will need to disconnect your garage door from your opener to do this and inspect how well the door works alone. Run the gate up and down a few times to make sure it moves readily in its path— before creating a balance adjustment, you’ll have to cope with other impediments. With your garage door in the tracks moving smoothly, run it up approximately halfway and let go. Is it swinging up, falling to the ground, or sliding up? It implies your door is out of balance more than a little motion.  For over-balanced garage gates, the method is the same, just make sure the spring is moved in the opposite direction.

How do you tell if a garage door spring is left or right?

So, on the right side, they have their wire end. On the other hand, in an anti-clockwise direction, a left hand winding spring is wound and has its wire end on the left side. It’s difficult to say the front side direction of the winding. From the end of the spring, you can readily determine that.

Which brand of garage door opener is best?

Here are some of the best garage door openers which are highly recommended by garage doors specialists;

  • Chamberlain
  • Genie
  • Skylink
  • LiftMaster
  • Sommer

However, you can ask our garage door company which brand fits your garage door.

Is chain drive or belt drive better?

Chain drives are metal-made that makes them stronger and more durable than a belt. The belt drive is smoother and lasts longer. The chain is better for moving systems with very elevated torque and large swing arm motion, but substitute by chain stretching and sprocket wearing a periodic unwanted cost.

Which is better garage door opener chain or belt?

Instead of a metal chain, a belt drive garage door opener utilizes a rubber belt to open the garage door. The system is much quieter because of this than a chain drive system. While belt drive systems tend to last longer than any other on-the-market garage door opener, which could settle for the upfront additional price.

How many years can you expect a garage door opener to last?

A garage door opener should last about ten to fifteen years on average. Some last longer and some last a shorter length of time, but maintaining it can help to boost the lifespan. The opener tends to wear out faster if moving parts are not lubricated or the gate is not balanced properly, etc.

How do I choose a garage door opener?

If you’re about to buy a garage door opener, you need to know which garage door opener fits your needs. You need to answer these questions in order to find the best garage door opener;

  • How much power do you need?
  • Are you looking for HPC or HPS?
  • How big or high is your garage door?
  • Which brand is safe for your garage door?
  • Are you going to install it by yourself or through a professional?

However, it is highly recommended to let the professional garage door specialist deal with the best garage door opener that fits your garage door to avoid unwanted problems or even accidents.

Are Belt Drive Garage Door Openers good?

Yes. Most homeowners prefer having a belt drive as their garage door opener. Aside from it is easy to use and install, it offers excellent speed, power and the quietest type of garage door opener. Also, the belt drive can provide up to 130 watts which gives a bright view whenever you drive in your car.

Which garage door opener is quietest?

Now, Chamberlain offers its MyQ-enabled Whisper Drive is known as the quietest garage door opener. It is geared with ¾ HP motor which can lift any kind of garage door. If you’re wondering about having a quiet garage door, contact us and let our team make it happen.

What is the difference between garage door openers?

The main difference between the types of garage door openers is how the motor moves the trolley. A chain drive prefers having a metal chain to move the trolley which gives a noisy mechanism. A belt-drive similarly uses the same with chain drive but it uses a belt instead of chain and gives a smooth and quiet mechanism. A screw-drive utilizes a threaded steel rod which also gives quiet mechanism, unlike chain-drives. A direct-drive has a motor that moves as the trolley every time you open or close the garage door. It also gives a bit of noise and vibration.

Do garage door openers need maintenance?

To guarantee a stable and effective operation, your automatic garage door opener needs regular maintenance. Indeed, since a garage door is often the heaviest and biggest single piece of machinery moving around a home, regular testing and maintenance are particularly vital.

How do I know if my garage door opener motor is bad?

There will be evident indications of the need to replace your garage door opener. The first thing you may notice is that your opener will begin to operate irregularly or it will stop working at all. This can leave you stuck and pressured out to fight a 16-foot, double-wide gate by hand in the dark or in bad weather. If you think your garage door opener shows irregularities, call us ahead.

Yes. If the garage door openers show irregularities and the garage door repair team can’t fix it, it's time to replace it.

There will be evident indications of the need to replace your garage door opener. The first thing you may notice is that your opener will begin to operate irregularly or it will stop working at all. This can leave you stuck and pressured out to fight a 16-foot, double-wide gate by hand in the dark or in bad weather. If you think your garage door opener shows irregularities, call us ahead.

What is the best Genie garage door opener?

The Genie SilentMax 1200 Garage Door Opener.

As the brand name says, it provides a quiet mechanism through a belt-drive. It can offer a quieter experience because it doesn’t have too many moving parts. However, it should be regularly maintained and it should not run out of oil. It also has a smart set programming that enables users to control it easily.

Are Chamberlain and LIftMaster the same?

Yes, these two brands came from the same company. However, each brand signifies different features.

Can I buy a universal garage door opener?

To open one or two garage gates, you can program universal garage door openers. By adding a light control switch, the garage light or your home lights are also turned on by a universal remote.

How much does a liftmaster garage door opener cost?

For example, an 8500W LiftMaster garage door opener is quite expensive and it cost about $500. The price of the garage door opener depends on what it can provide to you and it advance capabilities. If you’re thinking of having a LiftMaster as your garage door opener, feel free to contact us.

Are chain or screw drive garage door openers better?

Screw drive garage door openers tend to be simpler to keep as less moving parts are available. As there are chain drive garage door openers, there is no need for adjustment. Screw drive tends to cost slightly more than openers like a belt or chain drive.

How do you install a Chamberlain garage door opener?

Upon purchasing a Chamberlain garage door opener, you need to follow the steps dictated to the manual of the equipment. If you think you can’t handle it correctly, ask for assistance from a professional installer. You can contact us and let our team install it perfectly.

How often do garage doors need to be serviced?

If no other problems occur, you should have your garage door serviced at least once a year. With preventive maintenance, service engineers can extend the life of your garage door: lubricating door zones, tightening bolts and screws, and adjusting spring tension. For this type of work, don’t hesitate to call us.

What is the best garage door lubricant?

According to users, the best lubricant is the 3 in 1 Professional Garage Lubricant with Smart Straw. This fast-acting lubricant for the garage door fights corrosion and prevents grime and dust from building up. It dries quickly and is free of mess.

How much does it cost to fix a garage door opener?

On average, it costs $150 to repair the garage door opener with most homeowners paying between $100 and $190 which includes the parts needed. Due to the minimum fee of the professional, the minimum price reported to repair a broken garage door is $85. If the opener was beyond repair, it will cost $300 to $500 to replace the garage door opener.

How long do belt drive garage door openers last?

Garage door belt drive systems do not have the same lifespan as chain drive systems. A belt drive system will typically not last longer than a few years, and you will need to replace it more frequently. They often come with a stronger assurance from the manufacturer.

How do I choose a garage door opener?

In buying a garage door opener, you need to set first the budget and what garage door opener you want to have. Are you going to buy a chain, belt, screw or other kinds of garage door opener? The garage door opener of your choice should meet your needs as well. You also need to determine the amount of horsepower you need. Also, you need to check some features which make the operation easy like remote controls, security sensors and if it can lift door in 7 feet tall. There are also garage door openers that can be connected with home automation. If you’re planning to have a garage door opener, let our team help you achieve the best opener for your garage door.

Is LiftMaster and Chamberlain made by the same company?

Chamberlain Group (CGI) is the LiftMaster’s corporate parent corporation, Also, Chamberlain, Merlin, and Grifco are part of the family that offers and design residential garage door openers, business door operators, and gate entry systems designs.

Is LiftMaster the same as craftsman?hamberlain made by the same company?

The commercial line is sold as LiftMaster. The same engines, gears, login panels, etc. are used. The only true distinction is that a strong rail on the openers is used by LiftMaster. Sectional rails are used by Craftsman and Chamberlain to assemble.

Who makes Genie garage door openers?

Today, there are a few distinct makers and designs for garage openers on the market. The two primary businesses are the LiftMaster brand manufacturer Chamberlain Group and the Genie Company owner The Overhead Door Company.

Can I use my smartphone to open my garage door?

You can match as many smartphones with your garage door as you want with the Open Sesame garage opener app.  You can use your smartphone as a garage door controller without any internet connection or Wi-Fi service. If you’re experiencing problems, contact the nearby Garage Door Service.

What is the difference between liftmaster and chamberlain garage door openers?

There are a variety of differences between the two brands in every category. Here are the differences;

  • In terms of rail or trolley system, Chamberlain has a lightweight rail system but it can’t accommodate a garage door with 7 feet tall. It is more recommended for a single door garage door only. Meanwhile, with Liftmaster, it has a T-rail trolley system that is made from high-quality steel which can accommodate heavy garage doors and even 7 feet garage doors.
  • As for motors, both brands are used for AC and DC.
  • For drives, both brands utilize chain and belt drives. You can check some models that use a belt or chain drives.
  • For security features, chamberlain openers have Security Rolling Code Technology which is known as an advanced security feature. On the other hand, LiftMaster features 2.0 security technology which detects intruders or anything that is suspicious.
  • For the warranty, both brands offer warranties. For Chamberlain, they usually offer 1-5 years while Liftmaster, 1-3 years.
  • As for the accessories, Chamberlain has a mini remote control, wireless keypad, beams and also emergency keys. These accessories depend on the model you purchase. Like in Chamberlain, LiftMaster, they offer remote, universal remote and also a control panel.

What is the quietest garage door opener type?

According to experts, Chamberlain with MyQ-enabled Whisper Drive is the quietest garage door opener that is currently manufactured.

How do you install a Chamberlain B750 garage door opener?

Upon acquiring your Chamberlain garage door opener, you can check the manual to know how to install and control it properly. Hence, you can contact a trusted garage door opener installer and let them deal with your garage door opener. If you wish to install your Chamberlain garage door opener, feel free to contact us.

How much does it cost to replace an overhead garage door?

The average installation price of an overhead garage door is $1,320-$ 2,100.

How can I make my garage door more secure?

To secure your garage doors, there are four helpful ways;

  • If you’re leaving for a long time, it is recommended to unplug your opener to prevent intrusion. Some thieves can use codes to access the signal of your remote and easily access your opener.
  • Put a Zip-Tie Manual Release Latch. This latch is used to prevent the door from being opened or pulled if ever power runs out.
  • Install Lock Garage Door Vertical Track. This lock is used when you prefer to lock manually your garage doors.
  • Secure it with Garage Door Side Lock. This lock usually places inside the garage door.
  1. What is the best material for a garage door?

Steel is, for understandable reasons, the most common material for garage doors. Steel doors are low-maintenance, reasonably priced, durable and accessible in just about any style you like. Steel can be painted and replicate wood can be found in textures.

How much is an overhead garage door?

The cost of installing an overhead garage door differs greatly from region to region. Get free estimates from contractors at your town’s garage door. The average installation price of an overhead garage door is $1,320 -$2,100. If you’re interested in having an overhead garage door, you can inquire and have a talk with our garage door contractors.

Which is better steel or fiberglass garage doors?

Fiberglass garage doors are a small market segment. The panels in aluminum frames can be painted and give higher resistance than thin steel. But salt-water corrosion is more flexible than other garage door products, making it a great option for coastal places.

How do you troubleshoot a Chamberlain garage door opener?

Here are some of the troubleshooting steps you can do in fixing chamberlain garage door opener;

  • Ensure that the safety reverse sensor (situated straight in the garage door) is correctly linked and aligned if the lights on the garage door opener flash but the door does not close. The garage door will not work if the sensor route is blocked.
  • If the gate stops short of the required point on the floor, change the travel modifications. Leave the gate open and turn the overhead engine side adjustment screws. Turn the screws one turn to the decrease button in a counterclockwise movement. One switch on the garage door is about 2 inches of travel. Always check the gate after an adjustment has been made.
  • If the garage door does not open, leave the garage door closed and rest on the floor. This can be due to extreme weather or rain conditions. Pull the red manual release button manually to lift the gate. Close the door when the door closes smoothly and leave it unattached while the garage door opener is running. This passes the internal trolley without reconnecting through the exterior trolley. If the door opener is working smoothly, place on the back or side panel the open and close force changes. Mark the present environment and boost it by 10 degrees on the up force adjustment. Before using, reconnect the garage door and test.
  • Check to see if the LED sensor glows or flicks when opening the garage door. The sensors may see an obstacle that reverses the gate. Remove any barriers that may exist. If there are no barriers to closing the door, click the button on the wall and hold until automatically closing the door.

However, if these steps don’t work, you can ask for help in a garage door specialist and let them fix your malfunctioning Chamberlain garage door opener.

What is the most reliable garage door opener?

You can choose among these three best garage door openers;

As for installation, you can purchase a LiftMaster 8500W.

As for value, you can choose Chamberlain C410.

For overall performance, you can have Chamberlain B970.


However, many kinds of garage door openers can be reliable. If you wish to know the suitable opener that fits your garage door, you can consult our garage door specialist.

Are Chamberlain garage door openers compatible with HomeLink?

Yes. The HomeLink ® Compatibility Bridge is intended to enable compatibility with the HomeLink system in your car between a new Chamberlain, Sears Craftsman, or LiftMaster garage door opener.

Will Chamberlain remote work with LiftMaster?

All Liftmaster garage door openers from Chamberlain are compatible. The Chamberlain Group manufactures both Sears Craftsman and Liftmaster brands and is completely interchangeable.

What garage door openers are compatible with LiftMaster?

All Liftmaster garage door openers from Chamberlain are compatible.

How much is a liftmaster garage door opener?

Liftmaster is a better brand of both these products because it has great safety characteristics, a long-lasting rail system that is appropriate for single and double doors. Also, as one of the finest garage door openers, the Liftmaster has got many favorable reviews from clients. For example, a LiftMaster 8550W cost $188.

Where is the model number on a liftmaster garage door opener?

You can discover the model number of the item on a label or sticker on the outside of the item for most garage door openers from LiftMaster and Chamberlain. Your garage door opener’s real appearance may vary. The label may be in the following locations: under the lens of the front light.

What is Chamberlain myQ?

The myQ app enables you to quickly open, close, or inspect your garage door, business door, gate, or myQ home lighting status from anywhere using your mobile device. The myQ app embraces brands like Chamberlain, LiftMaster’s myQ-enabled products.

How do I know what garage door opener I have?

Usually, you can check the front back side panel of the garage door opener. Also, you can check the manufacturer’s manual if you wish to find out more about the opener.

How do I get a new garage door opener?

A manufacturer name and model number should be on the side of the garage door panel. This can be done by Google to see if you can just purchase a remote substitute. The second alternative is to purchase a universal opener for the garage door that needs to be programmed to operate with your system.