Garage Door Myths04/06/2014 Back To Blog
Myths are associated with nearly everything, but in case of garage doors, it's always better to clear the air before investing in a new door or replacing an existing one. The more you know about the door, the easier it is to detect any potential problem and seek professional help for repair or replacement. Further, knowing wrong information can also be misleading and could stop you in your tracks from taking the right remedial action. So let's look at a few common myths that are associated with garage doors and their functioning.
- All garage doors and replacement parts are the same
Nothing can be further from the truth! Every garage door is unique even if they are made by the same manufacturer. They are available in a wide range of styles, designs and are crafted using different materials. Likewise, their performance and longevity also varies from one model to the other. The replacement parts are manufactured in keeping with the garage door industry's minimum life-cycle rating, although some brands offer long-lasting parts and even longer warranties.
- Garage doors need no maintenance
All homeowners need to remember that these doors work under intense pressure and their weight is counterbalanced by a set of springs. So maintaining them is an important aspect that cannot be overlooked at any point in time. Further, all parts need to function in tandem with one another for the whole door to open or close smoothly. Constant maintenance is the only way to ensure that the parts are in top condition without any damage or loosening.
- 'I can repair the door on my own'
This is something that should never be attempted by any homeowner. An average garage door weighs around 300 lbs and there are at least 40 moving components. So the functioning of each of them can be understood only by a professional who should repair or replace any part.