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Frequently Asked Questions

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Q. Why should I use a professional garage door dealer/installer?

A. A garage door is the largest moving object in your home and because of the large number of small parts, installation of a garage door is highly technical. Connecting the springs can be particularly dangerous and proper installation is critical to the performance of your door. Professional garage door dealer/installers can typically install a door in a few hours and are careful to make sure safety requirements are met. Installations by most homeowners typically span several days and cause much frustration. In addition, incorrect installation can void certain warranties, so we recommend a professional handle the job for you.

Q. What is the minimum headroom required to operate a sectional door?

A. Standard headroom applications require 12″ to 18″ of space between the bottom of the opening header and the unobstructed ceiling. A variety of special track options 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 6.5″ of headroom. Other special track applications include:

  1. Vertical lift track
  2. Follow-the-roofline track
  3. Hi-lift track

Q. What is required for installing an electric operator?

A. In the event that an electric opener is installed, the top section of the garage must be reinforced with a strut or angle iron spanning the length of the top section.