Thank you for taking an interest in what we do. We created this FAQ page to provide answers to all sorts of garage door related questions that we find homeowners tend to ask a lot. Take a look at them below.
Can garage door cables burn out?
Yes, they definitely can, particularly with repeated use over an extended period of time. For this reason, it's important to check your garage door cables on a regular basis. If there is any sign of burning out or significant wear and tear, we strongly recommend you stop using them immediately. Good care is a necessity here!
Are there opener systems that provide alerts?
There are certainly garage door openers with come with alert systems if you want them too. For example, Liftmaster systems provide visual warnings (lights turn on) for those using their opener from afar or at nighttime. This can be a great way to deter unwanted intruders.
Can I repair a broken spring?
Garage door springs can be extremely dangerous to handle if you're not experienced, it's always best to have them replaced professionally. We strongly advise you not to attempt broken spring repairs yourself - this could result in damage or even injury.
What security features should I consider for my garage door?
Older garage door openers had remote controls that were designed with a fixed code for use each time. Unfortunately, this method made it somewhat easy for potential thieves to duplicate the code. Newer models make use of a “rolling code” feature - basically, the code changes every time the remote control is used. Some models now also come with keypads units that have fingerprint detection, ensuring that the door can't be accessed by someone else. Ultimately the level of security you need will depend on your requirements, your assets and how much you are willing to invest. We'd be happy to talk you through your options!
Do I need a battery backup for my garage door opener?
It is extremely inconvenient to suddenly become unable to operate your garage door during a power outage. This is why we tend to recommend battery backup systems - if battery outages are common in your area, a backup system is likely to be a great investment.