The Best Way to Learn - Is to Ask
You'll find answers to some of the most common garage door related questions right here. If your particular question is not represented, feel free to contact our experts.
My garage door has frozen shut, how can I get it to open?
Icy weather can occasionally catch us unaware. Water can leak under your door's bottom seal and then freeze, effectively making your door stick. This can sometimes be easy to overcome using a source of heat such as a hairdryer to gently melt the ice. Once the ice has melted sufficiently to allow the door to open, remove any excess water and check the seal for any signs of damage. You'll most likely need to get it replaced.
Is it possible to open my garage door during a power outage?
This can depend on the specific model of your garage door. Generally, you will be able to open a garage door manually by pulling the opener's emergency release cord. This will only be possible if you are trying to open yours from inside your garage. Unless your door has an emergency release lock, you will probably be unable to open it from outside.
How long will a new garage door opener last?
New garage door openers can have a lifespan of between ten and twenty years. This can depend on the specific model and how frequently it is used. Routine maintenance can prolong the lifespan of some models by five years. However, as technology continues to advance, you may find that as your system ages, repair and replacement parts may become more expensive.