Garage Door Installation , Zionsville IN
What Does a Garage Door Installation Include?
A typical garage door installation follows a series of steps. First, if a door is already at the location, it must be removed. This means releasing the door's tension, disconnecting the current opener, removing the door's panels, and disconnecting the tracks.
Next, it's time to install the new panels and attach hinges onto axle supports where needed. After this, it's time to install the tracks and secure the hinges. Springs come next, as the assembly needs to be affixed to the tracks. Note that brackets are attached to the vertical track pieces, and the rollers must be appropriately aligned within the tracks.
The next step is to attach the garage door cables to their axle supports. The tracks are then bolted together, the pulleys and torsion rod are installed, and the springs get tightened. Note that opener installation is not mandatory.
Care and Maintenance
Unfortunately, care and maintenance are often neglected areas where garage doors are concerned. We encourage you to perform essential maintenance tasks to promote the longevity of your garage door.
We implore you to visually inspect the garage door's systems routinely. The components to be examined include rollers, panels, the opener, the tracks, the cables, and the pulley. After your door is installed, take note of what the parts typically look like. Also, pay attention to any differences in the way that your garage door operates.
Lubrication is vital in keeping your garage door operational. Therefore, we advise you to lubricate the moving parts, such as your garage door springs and rollers. Note that you can ask our technicians for a lubrication spray after installation. We provide Amarr Super Lub, which is a top-tier lubrication option.
Clean and Paint Your Garage Door
Never underestimate the progressive breakdown that dirt and other debris can cause. Keeping your garage door clean is very important to its longevity. We advise cleaning and painting the door when needed to prevent any unwanted damage.
Testing the Balance of the Door
Garage doors that are improperly balanced place more work on the opener. Test the balance by disconnecting the opener and manually lifting the door halfway. If it is properly balanced, it should stay put.
Read the Owner’s Manual
While you should not attempt garage door repairs on your own, reading your owner's manual can clue you in on what is normal for your door. It helps you conduct thorough inspections, and it also lets you know when you should call us.
Component, such as garage door springs, are not always perfect. During installation or operation, things can go wrong because of factory faults. This occurrence is where your warranty comes into the picture, and it is divided between the installer and manufacturer.
If you have an issue within a year of installation, then the installer is responsible for your redress. Once that time has passed, you must reach out to the manufacturer.
Styles of Garage Doors
While some people may think choosing a garage door is that dull experience, there are many available choices:
• Carriage Doors - These garage doors are available in single and double bay alternatives. The traditional versions swing outwards, while the full design goes up and down. Click Here for a Few Examples.
• Classic Doors - Classic doors are increasing in popularity because of their simple design and vertical motion, which means that there is no need to worry about children's safety. Note, however, that this alternative requires a lot of space for installation.
• Contemporary - Contemporary doors give your home a high aesthetic appeal. You can use bold color choices, include windows, and throw your personality into the mix. Click Here for a Few Examples
• Traditional - Traditional garage doors give homes a simply elegant appearance. They offer the perfect mix of subtlety and beauty, and they continue to look great for a very long time. Click Here for a Few Examples
Many homeowners like to improve their curb appeal with decorative hardware on their garage doors. These pieces include designs, such as ring pools, polar handles, strap hinges, etc.
The Type of Garage Doors We Work With
While it helps to have a qualified technical team complete a garage door installation, the products being used also play a big part in the probability of success. Even if the door looks to be in pristine condition, an inferior material cannot give you the protection and longevity that you need.
Therefore, we only work with steel and glass garage doors. Our team dedicates itself to completing installations that stick around for years to come. Such an objective becomes hard to achieve without reliable brands. We know that Amarr, Clopay, and Wayne Dalton are the best in the industry, and so we only work with them.
What Is Insulation (in Garage Doors)?
Air conditioning and heating systems help to maintain a consistent internal temperature. The amount of work needed to achieve that defines how much energy these systems use. Your garage door can influence this process based on its level of insulation.
An uninsulated garage door is not built to control the amount of cold or hot air that enters the building and gets transferred to the rest of the house. Therefore, it increases the likelihood of a higher energy bill.
An Insulated garage door prevents bidirectional heat transfer, which allows for greater temperature control. Garage door insulation can be measured using either an R-Value or U-Value, which helps to indicate how much heat can get through the door.