Helpful Responses to Common Garage Installation Inquiries
Curry Bros. offers many types of door materials, styles, colors, and even custom designs to further enhance the beauty and value of your home. You can trust us to make sure that even the most difficult jobs are installed to last. Here are some answers to commonly asked questions about garage doors. Please feel free to also contact us for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions About Garage Doors:
A. Steel doors are low maintenance. A wood door needs to be painted or varnished as frequently as the wood trim on your home due to weathering. Wood doors are often considered more beautiful and luxurious, however, steel doors will often have longer warranties than wood doors. Steel doors can be insulated, making them more energy-efficient than wood. Wood doors are unfinished or primed, both of which need to be finish painted upon installation. Wood doors can be customized more easily, however, both come in a wide variety of styles.
A. No. When comparing strengths of steel, remember, the lower the gauge number, the thicker (and stronger) the steel is.
A. A garage door opening is a very large hole in your garage. This is important for a number of reasons:
A. Yes, we will dispose of the old door and leave your property neat and clean after our work is done.
A. Yes, we can install a sectional door for you by installing track and springs to accommodate a sectional door. Depending on the construction of your garage, other modifications might be necessary.
A. For some, a sectional door is an absolute must, however, headroom can be an issue. At Curry Bros. we go to the extremes, turning sectionals in virtually zero clearance. Standard headroom applications require 12" to 18" of space between the bottom of the opening header and the unobstructed ceiling. However, we specialize in custom-built applications. A variety of special track options are available and make it possible for many unusual garages to be fitted with doors. By using low-headroom track, it is possible to install a door in an area that has as little as 3 1/2" of headroom.
A. If an electric garage door opener has already been installed on your door, it may not be necessary to have a lock. Newer electric openers function as the lock, making it improbable that an intruder would be able to lift your door from the outside. If you have an older opener, check to see if your door can be lifted from the outside.
DASMA, the trade association for the garage door industry, discourages homeowners from attaching a lock when an opener has been installed, because too frequently, a child or other family member will accidentally lock the door. If someone then tries to open the door using the electric opener, the opener will pull against the lock causing the door to be damaged. If no opener is installed on your door, you should certainly have a lock installed.
A. There are 3 types of carriage house doors: