Frequently Asked Questions
Why use a professional garage door installation company?
- Technicians fully WCB insured and certified by CDI
- Knowledge of safety requirements and regulations
- Products are fully warrantied
- 15+ years of expertise
- Preventative maintenance program
What is the standard size for a residential garage door?
When dealing with garage doors, always refer to the width first. eg. Width x Height = 16’x7’
Most door styles are available in 8’, 9’, 10’, 12’, 14’, 16’ and 18’ widths with 9’ and 16’ being the most common sizes. Many of doors styles can also be custom built in 1” increments.
Does my garage door require maintenance?
Yes and how often you will require maintenance all depends on how much the door is being used. We can design a maintenance program specific to your needs. Generally, we do the following to ensure your door is working properly:
- Visual inspection of all the moving parts
- Ensure tracks, rollers and hinges are clean and lubricated
- All nuts and bolts are tight and clean
- Manually run the operator and door through a cycle to make sure it is running quietly and smoothly
- Check the door balance at various opening heights
What are the benefits of an insulated garage door?
A garage door opening represents a large opening in your home’s thermal barrier. Insulated doors help reduce the impact of outside air temperatures, thus reducing the amount of energy required to cool or heat your home. Insulated doors also reduce noise from the exterior of your home.
Can I paint my garage door?
All steel garage doors can be painted with the color of your choice. Please follow the manufacturer instructions included with your door.
Can I replace a section of my door or do I need to replace the whole door?
Depending upon the damage involved to the door, it is possible in many cases to replace a section of your garage door. We recommend that you give Doorcare a call so we can evaluate your situation and provide you with a solution that is the best course of action.
What is R-value and how does it benefit me?
R-value is a standardized measurement of thermal efficiency. The higher the R-value, the more energy efficient is the door.
Do you carry remote controls?
Yes we carry most brands. Please call us with your specific request.
How long does it take to have garage doors installed?
Most residential installs range from about 3-4 hours to a full day, based on the door size and model. In many cases, higher end doors take longer than standard doors due to various factors including but not limited to: weight, how fragile the door may be, and custom designs. For the most part, a normal install will be fully completed and operating smoothly within one day.