Find practical answers to common garage door repair and maintenance concerns below. Is it time to replace your garage door? Find out when this is likely to be necessary, as well as advice on keeping your system in good shape.
Is it possible to only replace one panel instead of the entire door?
In general, the panels of a sectional garage door can be replaced individually, but oftentimes, if a door is nearing the end of its useful life, you may want to consider investing in a completely new model. The cost of repair parts and maintaining an older door may be significantly higher than the cost of a new door. Contact our team for more suggestions and advice.
Can I use a wall-mounted opener?
This may depend on the specification of your garage door, but most residential overhead units can work with such a device, usually referred to as a jackshaft opener. They are usually installed on the wall next to the torsion spring shaft and connected to it. It works by rotating the shaft and using a system of pulleys and cables to open and close the unit.
Why does my door reverse and not close all the way?
The most common solution to this problem requires opener troubleshooting - it could be that they are misaligned, dirty or that there is a fault. Any of these things could cause the opener to think there is something in the path of the door when there isn't.
When should I consider replacing my garage door?
Obviously, your garage door should be replaced if it seems completely damaged beyond repair. Unless your system is particularly old though, this is usually quite rare. If you are replacing your system, we definitely encourage you to consider investing in an insulated model to save energy and money in the long run.