No need to be confused by your garage door
We've created this FAQ page to provide you with answers to a variety of important topics relating to garage doors. Scroll down to expand your knowledge and take away useful advice you can apply to your own property.
What do the numbers mean when talking about the gauge of steel?
When referring to steel, the numbers indicate the thickness of the metal. A lower number means the sheet is thicker while a higher number indicates means it's thinner. For example, 24-gauge steel is thicker than 27-gauge. A heavier steel door is stronger, more dent resistant and will generally last longer than a thinner steel door. However, the heavier the steel is, the more it probably cost. If you're looking for a replacement steel garage door, we can help you choose the right one for you.
What are the spring safety cables?
These are fixed metal cables connected to special hooks, they run along the entire length of the garage door extension springs and contribute to the safety of the door by holding it in place when the springs break. They require secure installation by a professional and should also be checked regularly for damage.
Does my garage door need an external lock?
We always recommend you ensure your garage has good security. If you have a manual door, you should of course get an external lock to protect your belongings. If you've got an automatic system, a locking and security feature will probably be built in so its unlikely you'll need an external lock too.
Why should I use lubricant on my garage door?
Bearings, hinges and other moving parts of your garage door tend to freeze during the winter, which can cause malfunction. Lubricant is used to keep them running and to prevent them from freezing over. If you are not sure which type to use, you can always ask one of our experts for assistance.