4 Frequently Asked Questions about Garage Doors


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Most homeowners don’t realize how much they rely on their garage doors each and every day. And to be fair, why should they? It’s easy to simply push a button and not think twice about the mechanics that cause it to open and close on demand.

So, when questions arise about garage door repair, maintenance, and options, it’s no surprise. To help everyday homeowners get a handle on the basics, here are 4 frequently asked questions with answers about garage door systems:Precision Garage - Frequently Asked Questions about Garage Door Repair

1. Do I need to do any regular maintenance care on my garage door?

Ideally, your garage door should be inspected by a professional every year. Any regular maintenance can be performed at that time. If any repairs are needed, they will inform you of your options. Good technicians will also provide information about how to extend the useful life of your garage door.

2. Can I paint my garage door?

Yes, you can. However, it’s important to think about what kind of material your door is made of. Steel garage doors should be repainted using latex-based paints, while wooden doors can be stained or painted with oil-based paints. Speak with a paint expert for details.

3. What do torsion springs do?

Torsion springs are tightly coiled metal springs that serve to counteract the weight of the garage door. The tension in the springs makes it easier for your garage door lift to open the garage door. When they wear out or break, it’s important to have a garage technician to replace them. The tension of the coils can be dangerous to an untrained individual.

4. A panel section of my garage door is damaged. Do I need to replace the whole thing?

Not necessarily. In many cases, the specific section can be replaced alone unless extended damage to the structure has occurred.

A Pro for All Your Questions

If you’ve got other questions about your garage door, call our pro team here at Precision Garage Doors. Our highly experienced technicians are willing to help when you need us: (888) 388-9036.


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