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Are torsion springs better than extension ones?
There are several major advantages which garage door torsion springs have over their counterparts. They have a greater average cycle life (10,000 cycles compared to 5,000 cycles). They tend to be stronger too. The risk of twisted coil is minimal. At the same time, they require regular lubrication maintenance.
The new coats of paint on my garage door keep peeling away, how can I stop this?
This happens when you simply paint over a surface that is already cracked and peeling. If your current surface is starting to flake off, you can't simply paint over it, or this effect will keep happening. When paint flakes you have to sand it down to be super smooth. Only on a very smooth surface can you apply a new coat of paint that will stick for a decent amount of time.
What are early signs of garage door failure?
According to our experts at Darien, early signs of failure include sudden jams and decreased performance. If your garage door randomly stops and has become slower, then you should have it tuned-up. Also, by keeping your garage door well maintained, these signs can be prevented.
Is regular oil all right for garage door lubrication?
While using regular household oil such as cooking oil to lubricate your garage door may seem to work, it would not be as effective as using a lubricant specifically formulated for metal contact. Regular oils can easily wear off and even collect dust leading to dirt buildup, which is bad for your garage door.