facts about

garage doors



What Kind of Garage Door should I buy?  
To open the door, you need to pull it out. It then pivots up to slide along the roof of your garage. Sectional roll-up doors consist of a number of horizontal sections. Each section is hinged to the next section.  

Sectional roll-up doors are superior to   tip-up  doors. From a purely practical point they take up less room. Because you don't have to pull the door out, there will be more room in front of your garage door for things like your car. The door will also take up less room in the garage, since it can be placed higher up than a tip-up  door.  

How do I look after my Garage Door?  
To prolong the life of the garage door motor and other mechanical parts, you should have your garage door's moving parts, including the motor, serviced at regular intervals or whenever the door starts to feel sluggish. Owners tend to forget that, even though this is an electrical motor, it needs regular maintenance. Electrical motors suffer the same wear & tear as any other motor. 

Just like any other exterior surface on your house, your garage door will need periodic maintenance to keep it working smoothly and looking as good as the rest of your house. You will be surprised at how the look of your garage door not only affects the overall look of your house, but changes the perceived value of your house too.

No matter what material your garage door is made of, it should be washed regularly. If you have a wood door, you should repaint the door every other year to ensure that the wood stays protected. If you have a steel door, it can be shined yearly with car wax.  

Safety Concerns with Garage Doors  
Every year, children are seriously injured from accidents involving garage doors. To avoid these preventable accidents, it is recommended that you should only use automatic garage door openers if they have an automatic reverse function. This will reverse the closing of the garage door if an obstacle is encountered.


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