Your questions answered
Where better to look for answers to your garage door related questions than our FAQ section, put together by experts in the field with over a decade of experience. Just scroll down to learn more.
How many types of garage door springs are there?
Two type: torsion and extension. Torsion springs can be found just above the garage door when it’s closed. With extension springs you’ll need more than one, as they are installed on both sides above the tracks. Torsion springs are more robust and last longer, and naturally they are also more expensive.
Is a universal remote control necessary?
So long as you have a remote control that works with your garage door opener which can open and close your current garage door, a universal remote control shouldn’t be necessary. Universal remote controls come in useful if you lose the original or wish to have more than one control - there's no need to opt for the original manufacturer's version. The benefit of a universal remote is that it can be paired with a new system if you intend to replace your current one in the near future.
How can I extend my garage door's life?
The best way to ensure your door lasts for longer is to ensure regular maintence - the moving parts of your door should be regularly lubricated and adjusted as necessary. You should also ensure the system as a whole is protected against the elements with weather strips and seals.