Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What opener is best for me?
A. That depends on your situation. A metal door usually can use any type of opener. But a heavy wood door should have a chain drive type opener. Garages with very little headroom may require a jackshaft opener which requires no clearance. We have an opener for any application.

Q. When should I replace a garage door with a new one?
A. The most common reason to replace your garage door in Kansas City is to enhance the curb appeal. Although the second most common reason for replacement is from damage. If your door is physically damaged due to wear and tear, high winds, vehicle contact or other damage you likely need to replace it.

Q. What is the best garage door for my home?
A. When considering your garage door you should think about the desired style, the level of maintenance and care required for the door and energy efficiency if the garage is connected to the home. Determine the door design that best compliments the home. Also figure out the material that best suits the maintenance level you desire.

Q. What will happen to my old garage door when you install a new one?
A. We will remove the door for you and off your premise. Here we will ensure the garage door is properly disposed of and recycled if possible.

Q. Do I need to have the windows at the top of the garage door?
A. Windows can be placed in any section of the door layout. However in Kansas City we recommend that window placement is in the top row or second to top row of the door. This will ensure maximum natural lighting as well as providing security from prying eyes.

Q. Can my garage door be painted?
A. Many of our residential garage doors can be painted. Please see your owner’s manual for specific painting instructions. In addition, most commercial doors can be powder coated.

Q. Can I replace a section of my door, or do I need to replace the entire door?
A. Yes, replacing only a section of your garage door is possible in some cases. However, depending upon the damage involved, the entire door may need to be replaced. Contact us to evaluate your specific situation and make professional recommendations for the best solution.

Q. What is R value and how does it benefit me?
A. R-value is the measure of thermal resistance an object holds. If your door has a larger R-value then it is much more insulate against the effects of weather. This can especially benefit people in cold climates by trapping heat. It is also very effective in hot climates to save money on air conditioning. We have several door styles to meet your insulated door needs for both residential and commercial applications.

Q. Do I need a lock on my garage door?
A. If an electric garage door opener has been installed on your door, it may not be necessary to have a lock. If you have an older opener, check to see if your door can be lifted from the outside. It is recommended not to use a lock with an electronic opener because this has the potential to damage the door. If no opener is installed on your garage door, a lock is highly recommended.

Q. What is the minimum headroom required to operate a sectional door?
A. Standard headroom applications require 12″ to 18″ of space between the bottom of the opening header and the unobstructed ceiling. By using low-headroom track, it is possible to install a door with a garage door opener in an area that has as little as 9-1/2″ of headroom.

Q. What garage doors are safe for my family?
A. A garage door is the largest moving object in your home. Safety should be a concern when selecting a garage door. It is important to order a garage door that is built with a safety system. These systems can offer pinch protection sections and tamper resistant components to make sure your loved ones are safe.