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Frequently Asked Questions About Garage Doors

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Frequently Asked Questions About Garage Doors

Our customers often tell us that our garage door technicians give the best advice and always have a succinct explanation to any question they have. Realizing that we could be helping more people, we decided to create this FAQ page so that all of our customers could benefit from our knowledge.

Does a garage door installation include removal of the old door?

Most if not all garage door companies would remove the old door and accessories. It really doesn’t matter whether the removal is itemized in the estimate or the invoice. Companies that don’t itemize that charge have probably factored it into the quote anyway. You’re better off concentrating on the quote amount and the reputation of the company.

Why is my garage door opener flashing light and the door not closing?

The most common reason is there’s something wrong with the safety sensor. There could also be other reasons. Check your owner’s manual and it will list the causes of the flashing light by the flashing pattern. It’s a sort of Morse Code – one flash for something, two flashes for something else, and so on.

What are the standard sizes of overhead garage doors?

Most overhead doors have a width of anywhere between 8 to 20 feet. They come in 1-foot increments. Standard heights, on the other hand, are usually 7 or 8 feet. Of course, sometimes it can be possible to get a custom-made door. Keep in mind that your opener needs to be able to move your door, so the bigger it is, the more powerful it will need to be.

Is splicing a garage door spring a recommended solution?

According to our specialists, splicing a broken spring coil is only a temporary solution. Sooner or later another coil will break. Also, this is a very dangerous procedure, so it is best to get the entire spring replaced by a professional as quickly as possible.

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