Frequently Asked Questions
Below you’ll find answers to some of our most commonly asked questions. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, please contact us any time. We look forward to hearing from you.
Garage Door Springs
What are garage door springs and why are they important?
Garage door springs are essential components that help to counterbalance the weight of your garage door, making it easier to open and close. They are under high tension and without them, the garage door won't function properly.
How do I know if my garage door springs are broken?
Some signs that your garage door springs may be broken include the door being difficult to lift or lowering too quickly when closing. You may also hear loud bangs or notice visible damage to the springs.
Can I replace my garage door springs myself?
It is not recommended to replace garage door springs yourself, as they are under high tension and can be dangerous to work with. It's best to leave the job to trained professionals.
How long do garage door springs typically last?
The typical garage door springs last around 10,000 cycles. At On Track Garage Door, we offer high cycle springs that start at 20,000 cycles and go up from there.
How much does it cost to replace garage door springs?
The cost to replace garage door springs can vary depending on the type of springs needed and the specific garage door model. Typically, the cost ranges from $225 to $425.
Can I just replace one garage door spring or do I need to replace both?
It is recommended to replace both garage door springs at the same time, even if only one is broken. This ensures that the door is properly balanced and helps to prevent future issues with the other spring.
New Garage Doors
How do I choose the right garage door for my home?
To choose the right garage door for your home, you should consider factors such as the style of your home, the amount of natural light you want in your garage, and the level of insulation you need. We offer hundreds of different garage door styles, models, and colors, so it's easy to find the perfect garage door for your home.
How long does it take to install a new garage door?
The length of time it takes to install a new garage door depends on factors such as the size and type of door being installed, as well as the complexity of the installation. However, most installations can be completed between 3-5 hours.
What is the difference between an insulated and non insulated garage door?
The main difference between an insulated and non-insulated garage door is that insulated doors have a layer of insulation, which helps regulate temperature and improve energy efficiency, while non-insulated doors lack this layer and provide less protection against outdoor elements.
What does the R-value mean on a garage door?
Insulated garage doors have a layer of insulation within the door panels that helps to keep your garage warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. The effectiveness of insulation is measured by the R-value, with higher R-values indicating better insulation. A garage door with a higher R-value will provide better energy efficiency and can help lower your energy costs. Additionally, insulation can also help reduce noise from the outside, making your garage a quieter and more comfortable space.
How much does a new garage door cost?
Garage doors can vary widely in price. The cost will depends on a variety of factors, such as the size, material, and style of the door. We offer free in-person estimates, and can help you find the perfect garage door for your home that fits your style and budget.
What is included with my new garage door replacement?
All new garage door replacement include the new garage door, installation by our professional technicians, removal and disposal of the old garage door, and the necessary hardware and accessories for the installation.