Garage Door FAQs: Our Best Tips & Tricks

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What are the benefits of an insulated garage door?

Because your garage is a large opening, it has a significant impact on the energy efficiency of your home. An insulated garage door helps reduce the amount of outside air that enters your garage, in turn reducing the energy required to heat or cool your home. Insulated garage doors also operate more quietly, which is especially beneficial if you have a room above or beside the garage. 

How can I maintain my new garage door?

Although you should let a professional handle major repairs like opener repair or panel replacement, there are a few steps you can take to keep your garage door in the best shape. 

– Monitor your garage door’s operation for any unusual sounds or movements.
– Lubricate your garage door parts and tracks every six months with a silicone-based lubricant.
– Clean your garage door exterior and weatherstripping.
– Repaint your garage door every few years to protect the finish and update the look of your home.

Which garage door brands do you work with?

Over the last 40+ years in the garage door industry, we’ve repaired and installed many brands and types of garage doors. This experience has led us to partner with the leading products on the market to bring you quality, long-lasting garage doors. That’s why we sell and install CHI, Raynor, Clopay, and Amarr that you can shop for. Start designing your garage door with us today!

Does a new garage door increase home value?

Yes! In fact, garage door replacement consistently ranks as one of the best ROIs for home improvement projects. New garage doors increase the value of your home because they give you a significant curb appeal boost. 

What is the standard garage door size?

For single-car garages, the average garage door size is 8 feet wide by 7 feet tall. For a two-car garage, the average size is 16 feet wide by 7 or 8 feet tall. We offer in-person new door consultations where we measure your garage opening to ensure you get the perfect fit!

Do you offer same-day garage door service?

Yes, we offer same-day garage door repair and maintenance throughout Kalamazoo & Portage, MI, and the surrounding areas. If you have a garage door emergency and need fast, reliable garage door service, contact Fawley Overhead Door to work quickly for you. 

What are the most common garage door repairs?

Most garage door repairs have to do with malfunctioning garage door parts or an accident with the garage door. This can cause broken parts, bent panels, and more issues that prevent your garage door from operating as it should. The most common repairs we address include:

– Broken Garage Door Spring Replacement
Garage Door Opener Repair
– Damaged Garage Door Panel Replacement
– Garage Door Cable Repair
– Off-Track Garage Door Repair

How much does garage door repair cost?

The average cost of garage door repair ranges from $100-$500 depending on the extent of the issue and if any replacement parts are needed. It’s always best to schedule your garage door repair at the first sign of an issue to prevent further damage and more expensive repairs or replacements.

What are the types of garage door springs?

The two primary types of garage door springs are torsion springs and extension springs. Extension springs are generally mounted just above the track, running perpendicular to the closed garage door. Torsion springs are usually mounted above the closed door, running parallel and horizontally to the top section of the door. 

Both extension and torsion springs maintain a high amount of tension to balance the garage door’s weight. If an extension spring breaks, broken spring parts can cause injury by flying around the garage. A torsion spring can also pop back and cause an injury or damage to your garage door when it breaks. Always contact an experienced technician to service and adjust your garage door springs.

  • If you want quick and professional service, choose Fawley! Our garage door got knocked off track and stuck half open. After panic Google searching and reading a few reviews, I... read more

    Erica FlickingerGlieden Avatar Erica FlickingerGlieden
    November 28, 2023

    Jake Powell did an amazing job fixing my garage door! He was on time, friendly, and efficient. I highly recommend Fawley!

    Marcia Moore Avatar Marcia Moore
    November 28, 2023

    Excellent job...thanks

    Marie Warner Avatar Marie Warner
    November 27, 2023

    Kaleb did an excellent job diagnosing our garage door issue and then a speedy job fixing it. We’re so grateful!

    Apryl M Avatar Apryl M
    November 25, 2023
  • Jake arrived when he said he would. Examined the problem with the roller and fixed that. Did an inspection of both garage doors lubing and tightening all that needed attention.... read more

    Gwyneth Evans Avatar Gwyneth Evans
    November 23, 2023

    Nice Profesional work! I would highly recommend them!

    Jim Leander Avatar Jim Leander
    November 23, 2023

    Kaleb did an amazing job. Everything was explained in detail of what was needed to be done. Thank you so much.

    Ron Moore Avatar Ron Moore
    November 23, 2023

    My garage door broke as I was headed out the door to go to work. I called Fawley and they said they were going to send someone over as soon... read more

    Kelly Psotka Avatar Kelly Psotka
    November 22, 2023

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