3 Questions About Garage Doors that We Hear a Lot

3 Questions About Garage Doors that We Hear a Lot

Is there anything you’d like to know about your garage door? Really, we mean anything. We love to answer questions about garage doors.

But, if you can’t think of anything off the top of your head, we understand. The interesting thing is that most homeowners don’t give a second thought to their door. It opens and closes on demand, every day, week after week, year in, year out, no matter the season. And you don’t get that kind of faithful, predictable outcome from everything in your life! So you have more important things to worry about.

Until you garage door stops working. Or it makes a loud noise when it does. Or it closes on one side and not the other.

Then, suddenly, the garage door is on your mind in a big way – especially if you can’t get your car out, or close the door after you leave.

When problems happen with a garage door, that’s when we get all the questions we like to answer. In case you’re in the market for a new garage door, here are few questions we hear very often, and their answers.

1. Can my door be repaired or do I need a new one?

Of course, we’ll need to take a look to find out the exact problem before we can say what the best solution would be. But, if your door isn’t opening and closing smoothly, or if it does so unevenly, it’s usually a problem with the door’s spring, which balances to door to make it easy to open and close, even by hand. Springs can usually be repaired or replaced without installing a new door.

2. Can I paint the door?

Garage doors form a large part of the look of your home, so keeping them looking good keeps your home looking good too. Yes, you can paint your door and, in the case of wooden doors, you can refinish them. But garage doors can be made of steel, aluminum, fibreglass, vinyl or wood, so you’ll need to use the best painting practices for whatever material your door is made of.

3. What’s the strongest material for garage doors?

Heavy-duty, 24-gauge steel garage doors are the strongest that are commonly available. Wood composite doors are also very strong, followed by wood fibreglass and aluminum doors. One way to strengthen an older door is to insulate it.

OK. That was fun, wasn’t it?! If you have any other questions that we can answer, please get in touch with us here at Whitby Garage Doors – we have answers.

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