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Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? You’re probably not the only one. At Precision Garage Door of Houston, we’re committed to making sure that you have the information you need to make the right decision when it comes to your garage door system. Check out the list below to find quick answers to the most frequently asked garage door questions.

Do I have to use a professional garage door company?

Simply put, no. But you should be aware of the dangers when choosing a private contractor or DIY approach. Although it might seem rudimentary, a garage door system is actually quite complex. It relies on precise balancing, weight distribution, and compatible features to function properly.

A professional garage door company can help you from selection through installation as well as provide warranties for their work. You probably won’t receive the same peace of mind or quality service from a local handyman.

Are carriage house garage doors the best style for my home?

There’s no denying that carriage house–style garage doors have soared in popularity over the years. Their cozy and welcoming aesthetic makes them the perfect addition to any home’s exterior design. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they’ll look great on every home.

Talk with your local garage door company and use our garage door design tool to make sure that your new door complements your home.

If my Genie garage door opener is broken, can it be fixed?

The garage door opener, which is the motor that opens and closes the door, is a pretty simple piece of machinery. When activated, gears move one way or the other in order to move an arm that’s connects to the door, along a track. However, it’s simple design also means that when it malfunctions, it’s almost always the result of a significant defect.

For that reason, if your Genie garage door opener isn’t working properly, it will most likely need to be replaced. The experts at Precision Garage Door of Houston can help you select and install a replacement garage door opener if needed.

How do I know if my garage door can be repaired or if it needs to be replaced?

That’s tricky. The extent of the repairs needed and your budget will decide whether any door can be repaired. More often than not, our garage door repair services can get your door back up and running again without breaking the bank. However, if the cost of repairs surpasses the price of a new door, then we’ll definitely let you know all of your options.

When should I replace my garage door?

Malfunctioning garage doors can often be repaired by a certified technician, but there are some instances when you might want to replace the door instead:

  • The door is faded or sags.
  • Multiple panels are damaged
  • The wood on your garage door needs continuous repainting and maintenance.
  • Parts for your garage door are no longer made.
  • You want to increase your home’s curb appeal.
Do I need an insulated garage door?

Even in warmer climates like southeastern Texas, insulated garage doors provide a number of benefits to you and your home. Similar to how garage door insulation keeps warm air out, it also keeps cooler air in. This can save you money in energy costs and keep the garage a comfortable temperature, which is especially important if your garage is below a bedroom or used as a living space.

My garage door opener is broken. Should I buy a new one?

Garage door openers are perhaps the most complicated component of the entire garage door system. While, in some cases, the opener may be repaired, it’s often more cost-effective to purchase a brand new opener instead. However, before you buy any opener, be sure to speak with a garage door repair technician.

If you’re experiencing issues with your Genie garage door opener, visit our Genie Garage Door Opener Troubleshooting Page.

How often does my garage door system needs service?

Although the amount of routine maintenance needed will vary depending on the materials used, the International Door Association recommends that you have your garage door serviced at least once a year. Be sure to hire a professional garage door company to conduct any inspection or repairs.

What should I do if the belt on my Genie garage door opener breaks?

The belt is used to help raise and lower the door when the opener has been activated. Should the belt on your Genie garage door opener break, your first impulse might be to simply replace the belt. However, in most cases, it’s not a faulty belt that’s the problem. It’s the opener itself.

If you only replace the belt, chances are it will break again and again and again. To truly solve the problem, it’s recommended that you replace the garage door opener instead. Work with your local garage door company to select a high quality garage door opener that meets your needs.

Why do Precision’s springs cost more than others?

A cycle is defined as one full opening and closing of the garage door. Where typical garage door springs are rated for 5,000 to 10,000 cycles, Precision Door’s springs can last for up to 50,000 cycles. The springs owe their superior life span to a special rust-protection coating and heavy duty build. Since they last up to five times longer than other springs, they’ll need to be replaced less frequently, which is why they cost more.

How fast can a repair technician come to my home?

If you need emergency garage door repairs, Precision Garage Door of Houston is here to help. We offer 24-hour service so you’ll never have to worry. Plus we vow to have a technician there within four hours of your call or the service call is on us. Contact us today!