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Questions And Answers


How heavy is a garage door?


A single garage door typically, if it has windows weighs about 140 pounds. A double garage door can weigh approximately 340 pounds. A double door with windows (all glass) in some cases over 400 pounds.


How long do garage door tension springs last?

The average spring life is 7-9 years, assuming 10,000 cycles at 4 cycles a day. However, with the garage door being used more often, increasing the daily cycles, springs may last only 4-6 years.


What HP should my garage door opener be?


At Garage Doors and More we recommend that you use a ¾ HP motor for the average garage door. The garage door must be well balanced and serviced at least once a year to insure you will get the years you are looking for from your new garage door.


How long should a garage door last?


Longevity of your new garage door is based on usage, but at Garage Doors and More we believe the average garage door should last between 15-30 years depending on a number of factors such as, regular maintenance and local climate.


What type of garage door is best?


The most sought after material, has always been made of Wood. Of course the type of material depends on personal preference. Also available: Steel, Aluminum, or Vinyl to name just a few.


Should I get an insulated garage door?

At Garage Doors & More, We recommend insulated garage doors. The price difference is so small, the advantage when its hot, your garage stays cooler and when its cold outside, your garage can be as much as 10 degrees warmer.  Saving you money on heating and cooling.

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