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Keep your garage door in perfect condition with our great new tips page. It's a great new source for advice or suggestions to keep your garage door in perfect condition. Just scroll down below to take a look!
Consider your surrounding area
Before you choose new a garage door, you must consider what additional enhancements you need your new door to have. The peculiarities of your local climate (if you live in a hurricane-prone area, for example), the crime rates in your city and neighborhood, as well as a few personal preferences, all need to be factored into your decision. You also need to make sure your opener is capable of producing the horsepower output your new door will require.
Wood can be a great choice
Wood is an excellent material, as it is beautiful and naturally insulating. A wooden garage door will most likely raise the value of your home. This material is not without its disadvantages, though. It tends to be more expensive and requires more frequent maintenance in order to preserve its appearance and condition.
Inspect your garage door on a regular basis
This relatively quick and effortless task can help you catch problems early and make sure they don't get a chance to worsen. Remember that if you find something wrong with your springs or any of the components that are under a lot of tension, you need to let our experts handle it.
Compare the different insulation options
Polyurethane has a higher R-value compared to polystyrene and is more resistant to damages. Polystyrene, on the other hand, is lighter, and even a two-layer structure that using this material (the panels are one layer, the insulation another) won't greatly increase the weight of your door. Weigh the pros and cons of each option based on your individual needs before making a decision.
Don’t try to open the garage door when a spring is broken
If you use the opener, this can lead to broken hardware parts and motor damage and malfunction. If you try lifting the door manually, the cables can get twisted around the rollers because they are loose. You can also hurt yourself, or get crushed by the door if it collapses. You should never try to do any of this and instead call our team right away.