Common Garage Door Questions07/01/2013 Back To Blog
Garage doors are a complete operating system combined with multiple moving parts such as of hinges, springs, rollers, panels, electric components, and a power unit. This can become quite complicated if you are not familiar with how overhead garage doors operate. There are several basic questions that come up quite often with garage door owners.
What is an R-value Rating?
When homeowners are looking into garage door insulation, they often run across the term “R-value”. What exactly is an R-value? It is a value that measures the thermal resistance used by the construction industry. Insulation has its own R-value rating to determine its thickness and resistance to the outdoor temperatures. The lower the R-value rating number, the better the resistance.
When Do I Suppose To Replace Mine?
This can be a tricky question. There are minor things that you as a homeowner can look for such as noisiness, door shaking, stickiness, or failing to open and close. These are definitely indicators that your electronic garage door needs some maintenance at best.
What is The Best Kind to Install?
The best thing is to select the door that adequately suits your household needs. The color and design should probably complement the décor of the home. If you live in an area that has extreme outdoor temperatures, it is a good idea to get a sufficiently insulated garage door.
Is Steel Better Than Wood?
Both wooden and steel doors have their advantages as well as disadvantages. Steel doors require less maintenance but often times are not insulated well. Wooden doors look better although, they require more maintenance. The wood paint has to be touched up occasionally. It also has to be coated to protect against extreme weather conditions.