Here is a list of frequently asked questions that many garage door owners tend to ask. Take a look at the answers we provided to learn some useful information about this complex mechanism.
Why are bottom rollers harder to replace?
Bottom garage door rollers are secured to the brackets on the lowest part of the door. The garage door cable is also attached to this same bracket - if you accidentally remove the bracket the cable might snap. This can have terrible repercussions and can also cause injury - that's why you should contact a professional if notice your bottom rollers are considerably worn.
How do I stop my garage door components from rusting?
You can avoid rust problems by opting for garage door parts made of galvanized steel. When steel is zinc coated, it's protected from elements and doesn't erode. This is also true for the panels. Don't forget though, as components are still rubbing against each other and friction is involved - lubrication maintenance is still required.
I haven't touched my garage door in decades, is it still safe to use?
You will need to thoroughly check the system for rust and broken parts in the door, especially if it is made from mostly metal. You’ll also need to check carefully for rot and serious decay if you've got a wooden door. It's probably best to arrange an initial safety and maintenance test to get your door up and running again.
Why is garage door structure when it comes to insulation?
The structure of your door determines the insulating properties of the door, in addition to its strength and weight. Units with a single-layer structure tend to have the lowest R-value. Those which have two layers of the main building material and a layer of insulation between them tend to have the highest R-value.