As part of our professional experience, we have been asked many different questions. Here we have provided answers to some of the most important ones regarding garage doors and their structure and operation specifics. The answers are extremely helpful for taking the right course of action in any particular situation.
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If you need more info about any type of garage doors and openers, as well as their parts, please scroll down and read our FAQs. They are comprehensive and extensive enough to cover general topics that are often asked by our customers. Enhance your garage door knowledge by reading the information below.
What does garage door cycle mean?
In the garage door service industry, the door cycle means the number of times a garage door can be fully closed and opened. It is synonymous to the useful duration of a garage door, the time it is operational before it requires repairs or replacement. Generally, garage doors have average cycles in the range of 25,000 to 100,000.
Is a garage door opener really necessary?
A garage door opener may be considered nonessential but it is something that provides palpable advantages. It makes it convenient getting in and out of the garage. It can also add to the security of a garage since it usually makes it difficult to forcibly open the door. Our experts recommend the installation of a door operator or opener.
Does my garage door opener needs safety sensors?
Yes, this is something that is required by the law. Modern openers have these so you should not have problems. However, if you are using old openers, especially those that were created before this law was passed in 1993, our specialists recommend that you make an upgrade for a safer operation.
My garage does not have a standard measurement. Can I have a door custom made?
Yes, most garage door companies can custom-build your door depending on the garage’s measurement. They can make a door for you in two-inch increments, so you do not have to fix the garage’s opening to fit a standard size door.