A garage Door Handy Book08/04/2013 Back To Blog
It's important to get a manual when you purchase a new garage door since it will include significant information about the characteristics of your door. Having such a handy book is also convenient in times you are having trouble with your overhead door and need to consult the information provided by the manufacturer. How many times did you wonder about the weight of the door? After all, many manuals also give you detailed characteristics of the garage door parts and this can be handy when you need to replace them.
Some handy books often have instructions about the installation procedure. Though, you should note that there is a really big difference between reading the installation instructions and practically applying them. You can however attempt to lubricate the parts following the instructions and learn how to take care of the material of the door. When it's time to replace the garage door springs, you can consult your manual for the right type and dimension. You can do the same for any other part since the size of components will depend on the weight and size of the door.
Common terms found in handy books
Wind load: This is often given in form of a figure. It’s the ability of the door to be able to resist elements of weather, such as wind, which can cause major destructions. This is very handy information especially if you live near coastal regions that experience high number of hurricanes and tornados.
Sagged garage door: This is actually a description of the position of the door. It is often caused by poor maintenance or improper installation. Sagging doors will open and close unevenly. Eventually, you may find the garage door off track. It may be caused by damaged tracks that will prevent the good movement of the rollers. In this case, you will need to do something about the tracks or replace the garage door rollers. In the case of the latter, you will find in the manual information about the right size.