The following list contains answers for a few commonly asked questions about garage doors. If your question does not appear her, please call the Garage Doctor here in Denver, Colorado and speak with one of our experts to get the information you need.Continue reading “A Garage Door FAQ”
One of the questions most commonly questions asked of a Garage Door service technician is why both torsion springs need to be replaced when only one is broken. While all overhead garage doors have two torsion springs, many do. The size, weight, and cost of the door are normally the reasons why.Continue reading “Why Replace Both Torsion Springs If Only One Fails”
A garage door is a large entryway on a garage that can either be opened manually or by a powered opener. Garage doors are large to allow passage of automobiles. Garage doors normally raise or roll upward, instead of sliding or swinging, in order to save space. The door is typically spring-loaded or counterbalanced to offset its weight and to reduce effort required for opening and closing. Doors may be insulated to prevent loss of heated or cooled air.Continue reading “Garage Door Overview”
Technology is taking over new homes, and overhead garage doors are keeping pace. As garage door openers have advanced since the 1920s, the gains made in the past few years are the most startling. The new connected digital age is allowing homeowners have more control, enjoy greater convenience, and increase safety for their property and families.Continue reading “New Garage Door Opener Technology”
A garage door opener refers to a motorized device, usually electric, which will open a garage door without manual lifting. These days, most doors can be opened via remote control. A few historical facts:Continue reading “Garage Door Opener History and Technology”
This discussion covers five different types of materials that are available for garage doors. Each has positives and negatives. The five material choices are steel, aluminum, wood, wood composite, and fiberglass.Continue reading “Garage Door Materials”
Garage doors are generally constructed of either wood or metal steel. Each has pluses and benefits.
Wood doors can be customizable for appearance and offer a variety of options with off the shelf choices. These options range from standard, raised-panel designs to elaborate and varied architectural style, including ornate Victorian, Oriental, or simulated Carriage House designs. Wood Doors are available in several different species of wood and can either be paint or stain grade.Continue reading “Garage Door Construction”
Several problems can occur with a garage door and, if the door is not regularly maintained, reduce its functional lifespan. Automatic garage doors are common and are more in need of regular maintenance than manual doors. The weather in Denver is highly variable across a range of temperatures and put added stress to the garage door mechanisms. Proper maintenance will prevent the need to call a garage door repair company.Continue reading “Garage Door Preventative Maintenance”
There are eight steps to installing drywall to the interior of a garage.Continue reading “Adding Drywall to a Garage”
Garage door windows need to be replaced as soon as possible if they are broken. Unlike a standard house window, the garage door window is part of a moving structure, and it is likely to drop broken glass. To replace a window, a pair of protective gloves, a rubber mallet, a tape measure, and a ladder are needed. Part of the procedure is a two person job.
The first step, and the most important, is to remove power if the door has an opener. Unplug the power cord from the overhead electrical outlet.Continue reading “Replacing a Broken Garage Door Window”