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Your Residential Garage Door Questions Answered

Posted by Overhead Door of Sioux City and Yankton | Sep 21, 2021 8:00:00 AM


Your Residential Garage Door Questions Answered

A residential garage door helps keep your vehicles and home safe and provides curb appeal. But that doesn’t mean homeowners don’t have questions about the best way to maintain or even replace it. Here are some top FAQs about commercial garage doors.

How Do You Fix a Garage Door Remote?

Troubleshooting a nonworking garage door remote requires a couple of steps. First, try replacing the battery. If it still doesn’t work, it could be a programming issue.
  1. Press and release the Program button until an LED light goes on. Depending on your model, you may have to press the Program button again to get to the correct menu option for programming a remote. Flashing LED lights are a good indicator your opener is ready to program to your remote.
  2. Press and release the remote button you wish to use, possibly a couple of times.
  3. Use the button to operate the door.
If the remote still doesn’t work, you may need to buy a new one, which ranges from $45 to $50.

How Do You Fix a Broken Garage Door Spring

Garage doors are heavy and replacing a spring by yourself is dangerous. We never recommend that homeowners fix a garage door spring themselves. Calling us to replace a spring is not only the safe option, but won’t completely break the bank. A torsion spring alone costs around $85 and to have it installed by a professional garage door company costs about $140 to $155 for one replacement. Springs may come in pairs and when one goes bad, the second spring is usually replaced at the same time. The total cost for installing two torsion springs should be in the range of $285 to $350.

How Do You Know It's Time To Replace Your Garage Door?

There are a couple of giveaways that your residential garage door needs replaced. First, it won’t open or close. If troubleshooting the issue hasn’t helped (checking the remote batteries, making sure the unit didn’t get unplugged, checking the photo eyes and making sure the disconnect switch hasn’t engaged) there could be something seriously wrong with your door. It might be a small repair or you might want to invest in a new door.
If your garage door makes noises when it opens or closes, it could be wearing down. A garage door that is functioning should run smoothly and quietly. If yours is grinding, crunching or banging, it’s time for a replacement. The same could be said for a door that frequently loses nuts and bolts. Old garage doors can shimmy and shake on their way up and down. If you’re seeing nuts and bolts on the floor of your garage or are going around tightening them, it’s time to invest in a new door. New garage doors, like our Traditional Steel doors are made with high-quality materials that offer both performance and durability. Plus, they come with endless design options.
And finally, your old garage door is damaged, ugly, or outdated. There are many great options for new doors including insulated doors, aluminum doors, and more. The sky is the limit for homeowners looking to upgrade. Plus, homeowners can relax about spending money on replacing their garage door. Garage doors are one of the best investments you can make for your home. In fact, the return on investment rate for a new garage door is estimated to be about 98%, according to the National Association of Realtors’ 2019 Cost vs. Value Report.

How Much R-Value Do Insulated Doors Provide?

A lot. R-Value is a measure of thermal efficiency. The higher the R-Value the greater the insulating properties of the door. Overhead Door Corporation uses a calculated door section R-Value for our insulated doors. Our Thermacore® insulated garage doors provide 9.31 to 17.5 R-Value. This makes a huge difference for homeowners both in the winter and in the summer. A quality insulated garage door helps regulate the temperate inside your garage. And when your garage is attached to your home, it can help lower your heating and cooling bills.

What Are Some of The Latest Styles of Garage Doors?

Garage door styles change often but Overhead Door of Sioux City™ and Overhead Door of Yankton™ always has the latest and greatest residential garage doors. We can customize garage doors to fit your unique style. We offer custom steel doors, custom overlays and glass garage doors. These doors can be modified based on material, style, pattern, color, windows and trim.
Have more questions about your residential garage door? Reach out and ask us! We’re happy to help!

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Topics: Garage Door Tips and News, Garage Door Maintenance, ResidentialGarageDoor

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