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Questions you may not have asked before and their answers explained below. Easy to follow.
How can I make my garage door quieter?
Start by checking all the hardware for issues. Worn parts should be replaced right away. Tighten the hinges and brackets, if needed. Remember that the two sections of each track should be perfectly aligned. Lubrication is the next step. Torsion springs, metal rollers and hinges should be lubricated. The same applies to the drive of the opener, if it is made from steel. A light lubricant which can withstand temperature drops is the best choice.
What is spring cycle life?
This is a measure showing how many cycles a garage door torsion spring can perform before it breaks eventually. Each cycle consists of one opening and one closing of the door. The longer the cycle life of the component is the more work it can do before it snaps. This measure does not determine how many years the spring will keep on working. This can be calculated by using an estimate of the number of cycled performed daily.
How should I deal with broken garage door cables?
It is really difficult to get them repaired even if the rest of the garage door infrastructure is working perfectly well. Therefore, it is advisable to call us in so that we can replace the cables completely. One of the precautions you can use to ensure cable longevity is gentle use.
Should I lubricate my garage door?
According to our experts in North Hollywood, homeowners should take much care while lubricating garage door parts. First, never use a WD-40 and a light Lithium or Silicone spray lubricant is recommended. This should be used only on the rollers, hinges, stems, lock and top of the chain rail.
Do extension springs come always in pairs?
Yes, extension springs for garage doors come always in pairs. Since they are responsible for the counterbalance of the door's weight, one spring is installed at the one size of the door and the second one is installed at the other side. This way, they keep the door balanced as it goes up and comes down, carry its weight and make sure it is lifted and lowered down properly. They're also replaced in pairs.
Which types of garage doors are safe
Generally speaking, all steel garage doors are safe for use. However, since safety is your foremost concern, it is better to find a garage door with a built in safety system in order to enhance the safety at your garage. These systems offer protection with the use of tamper resistant components. Also, comparing the guidelines set by DASMA (Door and Access Systems Manufacturer's Association).
Which type of garage door spring is better torsion or extension
A: The torsion springs are usually located at the top section of the garage door. They are also usually mounted on the header. On the other hand, extension springs are situated at the side of the garage door, and stretch along the track when the door is closed. The first one is typically the better choice because of the balance and weight they provide.