If your garage door breaks down and becomes a nuisance rather than grant you an easy way to its namesake area, it's time to call an expert. If you have some question as to why a certain malfunction occurred, or what you can do to prevent it, these FAQs can help.
Do I need to add a lock to my garage door?
Most of the garage door openers sold today function as a lock and will keep intruders from opening the door manually from outside, so adding a physical lock is not really necessary. A lot of modern models also have a digital lock feature, which prevents anyone from opening the door remotely without disabling it first. If your unit doesn't include this feature, then adding a physical lock may be warranted. Check your door's manual first, and if you need the additional security, you may want to consider getting a new opener installed. If that's the case, simply give our team a call.
Are there differences among garage door weather seals?
There are various types of weather seals for garage doors. Most of them are made of rubber. The best ones are the hard rubber seals since they're flexible but tend to last longer. There are bottom seals that stick onto the door, as opposed to to the floor, which is more inconvenient when cleaning your garage.
Should I get an insulated garage door?
There's no real reason not to get one, other than the slight additional weight that could require a more powerful opener (albeit, that's quite rare). An insulated garage door will make it a lot easier for you to maintain the indoor temperature you desire, which will make your home more energy efficient and save you money in the long run.