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What does the R-value signify?
R-value is a unit of measurement used to give a numerical value to the thermal efficiency of garage doors. The greater the R-value, the higher the door's insulating properties, which means the better it will be at preventing heat transfer. It's important to get a door with a high value in order to make your home as energy efficient as possible.
How often should I paint my garage door?
The frequency of how often you should paint your garage door depends on the material the panels are made of, their condition and the weather in your area. If the climate is rather humid and the door is not made of resistant materials – like aluminum, composite wood, or vinyl, you'll not to paint it every couple of years, give or take.
What are the benefits of steel doors over wooden ones?
Metal doors usually require far less maintenance than wooden ones. Steel panels are usually supplied pre-painted with a baked on covering. These usually require only basic cleaning once or twice a year using warm soapy water and a piece of cloth. Wooden doors tend to require far greater care. They will require re-painting or staining every year or two to prevent water from entering the wood and causing rot or deterioration.
What is the main cause for a garage door failure?
In almost all cases, lack of proper maintenance is the reason your garage door fails. A lot of problems can be detected early on, which would give you ample time to have them dealt with. Make sure to inspect every part of your door, from the panels to the springs. Lubricate the moving metal parts and tests the openers safety features to ensure everything is working optimally.