Q: How soon can you start my garage door project?
A: It depends on the extent of the project. Special order doors can take up to four weeks from order to installation, but we can usually complete on-the-shelf item installations within one week.
Q: Should I choose an insulated garage door or a non-insulated one?
A: It depends on your house’s exposure. If you’re planning on installing a steel garage door and your house faces east, south or west, we always recommend a vinyl back to deflect radiant heat that’s generated by afternoon sunlight. If your home faces north, however, insulation won’t be as beneficial because the garage won’t get as much sun. In that case, you can opt to install windows instead.
Q: How important is the gauge of steel on my garage door?
A: People put a lot of emphasis on the gauge of steel on their doors, but it’s not that important—especially with some of the other components available today.
Q: What’s the difference between a screw drive motor and a chain motor in terms of noisiness?
A: Screw drive motors are the quieter of the two, but we tend to use chain motors for single-story homes that don’t have rooms above their garages. If you have a living space above your garage, we recommend a belt drive, which is even quieter.
Q: What will happen to my old garage door when you install a new one?
A: We’ll remove your old door and dispose of it properly.
Q: I take evening walks and don’t want to carry my key or a hand-held remote. Can you install a keyless entry system on my garage door?
A: Yes, we can mount an exterior keyless sensory system that mounts to the wall on the outside of the garage door and requires you to enter a code number. These systems are also handy if your children come home from school before you—instead of carrying keys, they can punch in the code number and get into the garage.
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