Our experts took the time to provide answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about garage door systems and the parts involved in their operation.
Why does my garage door need two springs?
There are single-spring systems, but most common garage doors use two springs. Apart from supporting the weight of your door, springs also maintain the balance of the panels. If one of them breaks it will have a serious effect on the system's operation and will most likely render it inoperable. Due to the dangers involved, they should only be handled by professional technicians.
How important are weather seals?
Garage door weather seals are excellent for providing improved insulation. They are installed all over the door (top, bottom, and side parts), and close the tiny gaps between the door and its jamb. According to our professionals, weather seals are can also increase your door's longevity, as they will prevent moisture from seeping through.
Should I insulate my garage door?
It greatly depends on the weather conditions of your local area. If you experience extreme shifts in weather and temperature, it may be a good idea to get your garage door insulated. This would help you preserve your indoor temperature, as well as save money on your electrical bill.
Why should I get zinc plated garage door components?
Zinc plated garage door parts can last longer because they are protected from moisture and are able to better resist rust. That doesn't mean they won't need to be lubricated from time to time. They will still need to undergo routine maintenance, but due to their protective coating, their longevity will be greater than that of normal ones.
Should I get galvanized springs?
Galvanized garage door springs are designed mainly for high moisture regions, where rust is more likely to occur. They are treated in order to protect them from developing corrosion. Our specialists recommend that you buy oil-tempered springs because they are considered much more durable, as well as rust resistant.