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Basic identifiers on common garage door concerns available in the write-ups below. Do you have questions about r-value and common garage door problems? Get your answers here and learn more about solar openers, too.
How often must I paint the garage door?
The frequency of garage door painting depends on the material of the door, its condition and the local weather conditions. If the climate is rather humid and the door is not made of resistant materials – like aluminum or composite wood, vinyl or glass, doors will need painting every two years, give or take.
Q: What are solar garage door openers?
A: Instead of working with electricity, garage door openers work with solar energy. They collect energy from the sun every day in order to generate motion of the mechanism and will have autonomy for three days. It is the newest idea and will cut down on electricity expenses.
Q: When should I have garage door repair done?
A: Choosing between garage door repair and door replacement can be a tricky decision to make. After all, repairing is a more inexpensive option than an outright replacement. However, if your garage door opener is manufactured prior to 1993, then it is highly advisable for you to opt for a replacement instead of a simple repair. The main reason for this is your safety. Doors made before 1993 are still not compliant to guidelines mandated by the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Another reason is that 1993 opener models lack protective features, which are the main selling points of the newer models.
Q: What are the benefits of steel doors over wooden?
A: Metal doors usually require far less maintenance than a wooden door. Steel doors 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 cloth. Wooden doors tend to require far greater care. They will require re-painting or staining every year or two to prevent water entering the wood and causing rot or deterioration. Wooden doors are usually supplied unfinished, so you will usually need to paint or stain all sides of the door after delivery.
Q: What is the common cause for a garage door failure?
A: In almost all cases, the inability to perform annual maintenance and check-up on your garage door is the main reason for its failure. Like the rest of the equipments, you need to clean and maintain the spare parts that run the garage door as a whole. Failure to do so, will definitely lead to unforeseen wearing out that will eventually cost you more than keeping them in good condition.
Q: What is R-value and why do I need to know about this?
A: R-value is a unit of measurement used to get the value of the thermal efficiency of the garage doors. The greater the R-value, the higher is its insulating properties. Experts from Garage Door Repair Deer Park usually provide recommendations regarding the best R-values which perfectly suit your home and environment and personal preferences.