Frequently Asked Questions

Pacific Experts Garage Door - FAQ

Pacific Experts Garage Door receives many frequently asked questions and we are more than happy to answer them. We know how important your garage door is to your family home, so we highly encourage you to ask us any questions about your garage door repair. Think you may have a frequently asked question? Be sure to take a look at all the frequently asked questions listed below, to see if your question has already been featured.

Service

If my garage door fails in the middle of the night, is there any way you can help me?

Having a garage door fail in the middle of the night is very inconvenient, especially if you can’t get entry into your home. We understand when this happens you need assistance right away. Pacific Experts Garage Door is available 24 hours a day 7 days a week to handle all your emergency garage door repairs.

Is it possible to repair my garage door springs if the problem is caught early enough?

Broken garage door springs are one of the most common garage door repairs that occur. The garage door springs carry a large amount of weight and resistance, so over time, they can begin to wear out. If the damage to the springs is discovered early, sometimes the springs can be repaired instead of being replaced.

Do I have to replace all my garage door panels, if just one is broken?

No. You can just replace the one panel as long as the damaged panel doesn’t affect the surrounding panels. However, it is important to keep in mind that over the years the color patterns on panels can fade, making it difficult to match up with a new panel.

Maintenance

Is there a certain time of day or night when my garage is likely to break?

No…there is not, garage doors can break at anytime day or night. Garage doors over the years endure a lot of pulling, twisting and retracting from going up and down. Garage door parts become worn and less durable over time, so when a break occurs, it is not related to the time of day.

My garage door is working perfectly fine, do I still need a yearly inspection?

Yes, just because your garage is working fine right now, that doesn’t mean it isn’t on the verge of having a major problem. Many problems build up over time before they are noticed. A yearly garage door inspection will keep your garage door properly maintained.

Can Weather Stripping my garage help with my power bill?

Yes, many of us are unaware that sometimes the rise in our power bill is caused by our garages. Keeping your garage door sealed properly can have major benefits to the efficiency of your home. A sealed garage door will prevent the outside weather from coming into your garage.

Can cleaning my garage regularly help prevent future problems with my garage?

Yes, besides making your garage more organized, cleaning your garage can prevent future garage door problems. Over time it is not uncommon for dust accumulation to build up and get into the cracks of tracks, rollers, and springs, causing the potential for future garage door repairs.

How long is the life expectancy of a garage?

Every garage is different when it comes to how long they can last. When routine maintenance is performed on garage doors, they are capable of lasting much longer. And if the garage door is poorly maintained the life span can be considerably less. However, the average garage can usually last up to 20 years before needing a total overhaul.

DIY (do it yourself)

Can I turn my current garage door into a smart garage?

Yes, many people want to turn their garage door into a smart garage. Updating your garage door into a smart garage will give you more control and access over your garage. Smart garages can open or close the garage door from virtually any location, just by using an app on your phone or tablet. Ask one of our friendly technicians for more information.

Can I repair my garage door on my own?

Yes, but we highly suggest you don’t, garage doors are complicated when it comes to repairing, and conducting repairs without proper knowledge can be a safety hazard. Each year many people are injured when attempting to repair their own garage doors. Don’t put yourself at risk, contact Pacific Experts and we will be more than happy to service your garage door anytime.

Can I open my garage manually?

Yes, whether if its the power that went out, or your garage door is in need of repair, there is a manual override to open up your garage door. Usually located on the front of your garage door, there is a latch that requires a key to unlock. Once the latch is unlocked, you can manually open your garage door.

General Questions

Can an updated garage add value to my home?

Yes, many people want a more updated efficient garage when house shopping. Newer garage doors give your home a more polished appearance, which can attract more potential home buyers. With options such as smart garages and custom wooden door garages, home values with updated garages can definitely increase.

Can I really open and close my garage door anywhere, with a smart garage?

Yes, the purpose of a smart garage is to make your home more accommodating to your needs. Smart garages give you access to open or close your garage door from any location using your phone or tablet. This prevents ever having to worry if the garage door was left open.

How often does the average person use their garage?

Let’s face it, we use our garage doors a lot during the course of a year coming in and out of the garage. The average garage door is opened and closed about 1,500 times per year. In ten years, the garage door opens and closes over 15,000 times.

What should I do if my garage door opener is stolen?

If your garage door opener is stolen the safety of your home has become compromised. Someone who has stolen your garage door opener can now gain entry into your garage. A new garage door opener is needed to prevent unauthorized access into your home. Contact us immediately we will attend to your garage ASAP to ensure the safety of your home.

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