Here are a few tips coming straight from our revered professionals. Make sure you take advantage of these and enjoy a working garage door for many years to come.
Conduct a regular inspection of your garage door
Every part of your garage door system, especially the moving ones, will wear out eventually and will need to be repaired or replaced. Examine the lifting mechanism, which consists of the springs and cables, as well as the guiding system, i.e. the rollers and tracks and look for signs of wear. Do this on a regular basis and call our experts when you suspect any fault or see damaged parts.
Consider these factors before buying a new garage door opener
If all you're buying is a new opener and not a new door, then the new motor unit will need to be able to support the weight of your current door panels. That means you'll need to make sure it's able to produce a sufficient amount of horsepower (or HP). Also, don't neglect to think about noise output. An AC motor will be louder than a DC one, and a chain drive will be noisier than a belt drive. You should also think about additional features that may be worth investing in, like smartphone connectivity and battery backup.
The merits of reflective garage door insulation
Applying a highly reflective aluminum foil onto either side of the current door insulation can be very beneficial. It is convenient because of its compatibility with bubble and cardboard insulation materials and the added heat resistance it offers will raise your door's R-value rating. The more insulated a door is, the less heat loss will occur, which means your home will be more energy efficient, and you'll save money in the long run.