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6 FAQs About Garages

Garage doors are perhaps one of the most frequently used features of a home. After all, with a garage, homeowners can go to and from their home and the vehicles without having to step out in to the elements. In addition, having a garage often means that homeowners have a place that can be used as a workshop, storage area, or entertainment area. With the many uses a garage offers, it is important that you understand some of the basics of garage doors and door openers. And, if you have a carport that you are considering converting to a garage, then it is likely that a few questions have crossed your mind. Here are some of the FAQs of garage doors. ban kho lanh

  1. Is it necessary to have professional to install the doors? Yes. The garage door is the largest moving part of a home and it is vital that all of its small parts, as well as the big ones, are installed correctly so that the door works properly and safely. In addition, if you have the door installed by a professional, then you can be sure that the warranty will be valid as often times portions of the warranty are negated if the door is not installed by a professional.
  2. What are the benefits of an insulated door? Having insulation keeps the loss of heat or cold air to a minimum which means that your living area temperature stays comfortable. Also, if you plan to use your garage as working/entertainment space, then you can regulate the comfort levels better; but perhaps the biggest benefit is that insulated doors are quieter than non-insulated ones.
  3. What makes a steel door better than a wooded one? Steel doors require less maintenance and are easier to clean. Also, remember that when selecting the thickness of the steel, the lower the gage numbers the thicker and stronger the door.
  4. I want to replace my existing garage door. Can I keep the existing track? Most companies recommend that you replace the track as well, since the tracks are designed to work with specific doors. Also, by replacing the tracks as well as the door, you can be assured that both are as safe as they can be.
  5. I would like to replace a one piece door with a sectional. Is that possible? Yes, however, you will need to talk to a professional to determine what additional changes will need to be done based on the existing tracks, lines, construction, etc… of your garage.
  6. Is an extension spring or a torsion spring better? Extension springs are each side of the door and stretch along the horizontal track when the door is closed; torsion springs are above the top of the door and mounted to the header. Though, both work great, many homeowners prefer the torsion springs as they offer more safety and are better balanced making the door operate more smoothly.


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