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Find answers to all your garage door questions.

Questions & Answers About Our Garage Door Services

Our dedicated team at Garage Door Doctor proudly serves Indianapolis and the Surrounding Area with top-notch garage door services. Whether you’re facing a malfunctioning garage door, seeking a new installation, or simply in need of regular maintenance, we’ve got you covered. With our expertise and commitment to excellence, we ensure that your garage door operates smoothly and efficiently, providing you with peace of mind and convenience.

How long do garage door springs generally last?

Garage door springs typically last around 7 years with twice-a-day usage and up to 14 years with once-a-day use. To extend their lifespan, opt for high-quality torsion springs and minimize excessive usage.

What can I do to maintain my garage door?

To effectively maintain your garage door, start by listening for any signs of operational issues and ensure smooth movement by regularly clearing the tracks to prevent them from becoming stuck. Additionally, inspect and replace any worn or damaged rollers, examine the cables and pulleys, and apply lubrication as needed. Finally, verify the balance of the doors by manually lifting them halfway and ensuring they remain in place on their own. If you’d like us to do this for you, we offer garage door maintenance services. 

How important is it to have your garage door insulated?

Insulating your garage doors offers long-term benefits, enhancing durability and saving you money over time. Not only does insulation increase resistance to damage, but it also minimizes heat flow, contributing to improved energy efficiency. When selecting insulation, consider the R-value, which ranges from R-8 to R-32; higher values signify greater heat flow reduction. Garage Door Doctor has the expertise to ensure you make informed decisions tailored to your home’s needs.

What is the best way to clean my garage door?

For cleaning, use a mild liquid soap with water to gently clean both sides of the door. It’s essential to avoid harsh chemicals that may damage the paint and opt for soft materials like a sponge to prevent scratches.

How do I open my garage door during a power outage?

First, be sure that your garage door is in the down position. If it’s in the open position, trying to move it could result in damage and possible injury. After you’ve made sure it’s safe, you can pull the emergency release cord, which separates the garage door trolley from the carriage. You should be able to manually open and close the door now, but if the weight is too much, this can mean a broken spring. You can also pull the release cord toward the door, which compresses the lever and allows the parts to re-connect.

Why won’t my garage door open when I press the button?

If you press the button and your garage door doesn’t open, then something could be blocking the signal or the batteries are dead in your transmitter. It’s also possible you might be out of range to open it or the antenna on your device is damaged. It could also be door track is out of alignment or something is obstructing it, as well. Give us a call, and we can get that figured out for you!

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