Unity Garage Door Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that there are instances when you have a plain, easy question and don’t want to discuss it with someone on the phone. Because of this, we have created a thorough FAQ page. 

How do I prevent springs from breaking?

Garage door springs are not easily broken. They are strong enough to lift heavy doors, but Unity Garage Door recommends that they be lubricated regularly and that they be replaced before their useful life span is up according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

How can I tell if the springs are already old?

A visual check may not be able to tell you if the springs have worn. Our experts recommend you pay attention to the sound that springs make when you open and close the garage door. If they begin to make loud creaking or clicking sounds, they may need replacement.

Should I attempt to align tracks on my own?

Adjusting garage door tracks may look simple but it is not. Unity Garage Door states that the most difficult part of the adjustment is that they must be in the correct position before they can be tightened. If they aren’t, the door may fall or bind

My garage door is not going down

This could be caused either by a safety sensor issue or the Garage door being blocked, faulty hinges or rolling, bad springs, or the motor itself.

How long does it take to remove an old door and install a brand new one?

It depends on which type of garage door you have, but it takes us about 3-4 hours to finish the whole process and get your new garage door back in service.

One section of my door is broken. Do I need to replace the entire door or just one section?

It is possible to replace a single or several sections of the door.

How can my garage door make my home more efficient?

It is possible to install an insulation kit on your garage door if it is not insulated. Vinyl stripping or rubber seals can be used to protect garage doors from weather damage. Unity Garage Door Services can help you find the best solution.

How to open my garage door in the event of a power outage

First, make sure your garage door has been lowered. It could cause injury and damage if it is open. Once it is safe to move, pull the emergency release cable, which will separate the garage door trolley and carriage. If the door is still open, you should be able to close it manually. But, excessive weight can cause the spring to break. You can also pull the release cord towards the door. This will compress the lever and allow the parts to reattach.

What's the best way to clean my Garage Door?

Use mild liquid soap suitable for car washing or dishwashing with water. Do not use harsh soaps or detergents, as these can cause damage to your door and paint. To clean both sides of your door, use a sponge.

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