Questions and Answers
Here are some of the most common questions asked regarding garage doors and garage door openers.
Most garage door openers have a few safeguards that prevent damage to people and property. If one of them is triggered or malfunctioning, the door will not close. Please give us a call to assist you over the phone and to help recognize whether or not a trained technician would be helpful. See residential garage doors services.
If your door will not open, first check that there is not a problem with your garage door openers. If it seems to be in working order, then there is a chance you have a broken spring.
Your garage door is the largest moving object in your home, and it is a machine that needs maintenance. Occasionally, the parts wear out and need replacement. A broken spring can stop a door in its tracks. Give us a call, and we can help figure out if you just need a battery in your remote, or if a professional repair would be best.
The most popular garage door size is a two car 16×7. A typical complete price for this size door without windows falls between $750 and $1000, depending on the door style and options. Smaller doors can cost even less.
You need to also add options such as garage door openers to the price of your new garage door. Nofziger Door Sales gives free estimates and has a sales staff waiting to help you choose the perfect door for your home or building.
The living spaces adjacent to the garage will be easier to heat if the garage door has an excellent thermal barrier, in conjunction with insulated walls. If your walls are not insulated, or if this is not an attached garage, then a high-quality non-insulated door should be a good choice. There are significant differences between quality non-insulated doors and economy non-insulated doors.
In most cases, a belt driven garage door opener is better than a chain-driven garage door opener. A belt is more gentle on the other components, and the warranties are usually better for openers with belt drives. A quieter operation is a benefit as well. There are also some high-end options such as direct drive and wall-mounted units.
Most garage doors do not have windows. However, most “nice” garage doors that get noticed have windows. If your garage does not have adequate light, then adding windows to the garage door can give you the benefit of free lighting. Windows typically add between $200 and $500 to the price of a new door, and there are many styles available. Broken windows are an infrequent problem.