Automatic garage door systems can be very complex, and understanding how they work or how to take care of them can be difficult. The following FAQs can help you with that.
Do I need to maintain aluminum frames?
Aluminum doesn't really require any maintenance, other than being cleaned, perhaps. However, other parts of your garage door do need to be cared for, and you should carefully examine all of the relevant parts to keep everything optimal. You can lubricate the springs, rollers, and hinges, to keep the system's performance smooth and efficient.
Why do I need handles on my garage door?
Garage door handles can be useful if you ever need to open or close your door manually. They can allow you to get a good grip, which will help you avoid some accidents. Without them, your fingers could get pinched between the panels or you'll hurt or cut yourself on some part of the door.
What is the cheapest opener?
The differences between garage door opener prices are not huge. The cost of each unit would depend on its brand, size, model, horsepower output, motor type (AC/DC) and any extra features it may come with. Generally speaking, the chain-drive opener is usually the cheapest type.
What is a solar garage door opener?
Solar openers work exactly the same as regular ones, with the main difference being how they get their power. Instead of being plugged into the electrical socket, they will receive their energy from solar panels that will be installed on your roof. This can be a great "green" way of using your garage, environmentally speaking.