R-Value

  • R-value is a term referring to a door’s ability to keep heat in or cold out.
  • The higher the R-value number, the better the insulating capability of the garage door.
  • The R-value of an insulated garage door in the United States is approximately 6 to 9, but can range from 4-18.

What is the difference between torsion springs and extension springs?

  • Torsion springs are generally found on larger garage doors. Torsion springs are mounted on a shaft above the garage door opening and run along the opening, left to right. A typical door has one or two torsion springs, but very large doors can include more than 2.
  • Extension springs are generally found on smaller garage doors. They are mounted along the tracks running parallel with the garage door from the opening toward the back of the garage. There are always 2 extension springs on a door like this, one on each side.

How do I know if my garage door spring is broken?

Broken springs are a common occurrence in the garage door industry. When a spring breaks, it can make a loud noise. When a torsion spring breaks, you can look at the shaft above the door and see that the black spring is separated into two pieces. When an extension spring breaks, one or both of the springs running parallel to the door are broken in two and may be caught by the safety cables.

 

How can I purchase a new garage door?

In order to properly place an order for your new garage door, we recommend you stop in our showroom and look at all the models available. You’ll be able to work with the salesmen to ensure you’re receiving the proper garage door for your needs. Give us a call to schedule an appointment. To place the order, we need to know the exact width and height of the opening where the door will be installed. In addition, we need to know the floor to ceiling height inside of the garage, near the opening.

 

How do you maintain a garage door?

One of our manufacturers, CHI, has provided great tips and suggestions for keeping your door running smoothly for years to come. In addition, stop in our office to purchase a can of Slip It® to ensure your garage door parts stay lubricated.

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How do I program a garage door opener remote, keypad, or wall station?
Every garage door opener is different, and there are many different remotes out there. To find out how to properly code your new or existing remote, keypad, or wall station to an opener, call us or visit our showroom for more information. To find the instructions online, choose the manufacturer below. Then, find your remote and click on the proper documentation link for the instructions PDF.

                                                                             

How do I program LiftMaster MyQ® internet enabled devices?

Call us to assist you with setting up your MyQ® garage door opener or device. In addition you can visit the MyLiftMaster home page to create or log in to a MyQ® account and also access tips and instructions for setup by clicking below.