We find that most garage door owners tend to ask us somewhat similar questions. We decided to compile FAQ list in an attempt to provide clear and concise answers that anyone who visits our website can read.
Can I open my garage door when the power goes out?
Yes you can. When your door is closed and the power goes out, look behind the side of your door for the red release cord and then pull it towards the door. This should bypass the electric opener and the door should open without a problem. Test the mechanism occasionally to make sure it's working properly. Give our experts a call if the release cord doesn't work or if you have any other questions regarding your home's garage door.
Are automatic garage doors less safe to use than manual types?
All things considered, garage doors that make use of an automatic garage door opener have become the norm - many people switch from manual to automatic because of the convenience these systems provide. Automatic doors come with a whole host of safety features - if anything, using a remote clicker to open and close your door probably means you're more likely to protect yourself from injury.
Do I need to replace my whole door if just one section is damaged?
It all depends on the extent of damage - if only one panel is affected, it might well be possible simply to replace that particular section. Our experts can help in assessing the condition of the rest of the door and advise you on the best options for your situation.
Why should I choose an insulated garage door?
Insulated garage doors are a good option as they help to retain heat during winter and keep the garage cool at summertime. The insulation helps to regulate temperature fluctuations in the garage and if there is any living space attached to it, then the heating and cooling needs of the area will also be reduced, and noise will be minimized.