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GARAGE DOORS Installation & Repair

Garage Door FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What causes a cracks in my garage door?

You can hear some cracks in the garage door due to poore installation of the door or the operator. Here are just a few of the reasons you may see a crack forming in the top section of your door:

  • Incorrect positioning of the strut on the garage door section
  • The top roller and operator bracket position is not correct
  • Weaker springs than specified for the type and size of door causing the opener to apply too much force to the top section
  • Opener arm touches with the strut when the door is opening
  • Incorrect decline for the opener
  • Down limit setting on the opener is not set up properly because of that opener pushes too hard on the top of the door at the end of the close cycle

What should I do if the spring at the top of my garage door is broken?

Garage door spring is under extreme tension, it is a safety hazard. Do not attempt to operate the door. Contact certified garage door specialists to resolve this issue.

What caused the rust spots on my garage door?

The garage door my starts to rust by salt used during the wintertime to melt ice and snow or chemical splatter from a driveway cleaner. In this case, we recommend cleaning your garage door with water and soap to remove any waste that may remain on the exterior of your garage door.

How did my garage door top section get crushed?

When only the top section of a door is damaged, it is usually the result of incorrect door/opener installation, or the door hit an obstacle while closing.

Why does my garage door not close all the way? It keeps going back up into the open position.

Garage door openers have photo eye sensors. Make sure they work. The sensors may be blocked by an object or the opener photo eye sensors may be misaligned.

I can’t open my garage door what is the problem ?

Usually, it is serious damage to your garage door opener (garage door motor that operates the door) or the lifting mechanism is faulty and the garage door spring is broken or cable snapped out. Don’t try to fix it yourself, you can cause serious damage to your health. Overhead garage door spring is under extreme tension do not hesitate to contact certified garage door specialist in your area.

How can I repair my garage door ?

Garage door is the largest moving object in your house do not try to repair it on your own. It is possible to cause serious damage to your garage door and to yourself. Contact certified garage door specialists in your area.

What is R-value of garage door and how does it benefits me ?

Door insulation is determined by the R-value the higher the R-value, the better insulation of your garage door and the whole house. We have several different styles and door types to fit your insulated door needs. Contact us for more details.

Can my garage door be painted?

Please refer to the owner’s manual for specific painting instructions, but we do not recommend doing so because you might lose your factory warranty on garage door panels.

What material for garage door is best ?

The options for garage door materials are huge. It is up to each individual to choose the option that suits their needs and budget. The most common garage door materials are steel, aluminum, and wood garage doors. You can discuss all details with our sales representative.

Why choose Taurus Garage Doors?

We approach each job in a responsible and professional manner. We pride ourselves on building long-term relationships with our clients.

My garage door is making noises. What should I do?

Your garage door needs some maintenance, you should lubricate it once a year. Schedule an appointment with one of our trained professionals to inspect your door. Maybe you will prevent expensive repairs.

What is the best kind of door to install?

To isolate heat from your house, or if you plan to install a heater in your garage, we recommend you invest in a well-insulated garage door.

What garage door motor do you recommend?

We recommend a belt-driven garage door opener, especially if your garage is attached to the house. Belt-driven openers are much quieter than chain-driven motors.


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