What are the different garage door styles?
There are many types of garage doors to choose from – the six most common are sectional, roll-up, slide to the side, side hinged, tilt-up canopy, and tilt-up retractable. You also must decide on the door material, finish, color, and special options like windows, insulation, and hardware you want to use.
What is a California garage door?
The Contemporary California garage door reflects one of the latest trends in architecture. A perfect blend of the classic charm and traditional elegance of carriage-house doors, it comes with the superior Garaga durability and high-energy efficiency.
Why are some garage door openers not available in California?
SB-969 is a law passed in California that requires all garage door openers in residential applications sold or installed in California on or after July 1st, 2019 to be equipped with battery backup. Here you will find frequently asked questions on the SB-969 law and how it affects California residents.
What is the top of the garage door called?
The top header seal is the piece of weather-stripping that runs along the top of the garage door. The torsion spring counterbalance assembly is all the hardware that combines to evenly distribute the weight of the garage door as it opens and closes.
What type of garage door is most secure?
Sectional garage doors
Sectional garage doors are the most sturdy and reliable in terms of security. The door splits into sections and the door folds back into the roof of the garage. Offering better security due to no obvious points of attack, a sectional garage door is a strong option for homes looking for a secure garage door solution.
Does CA require a battery backup garage door opener?
SB-969 is a law passed in California that requires all garage door openers in residential applications sold or installed in California on or after July 1st, 2019 to be equipped with battery backup.
Is battery backup required on garage door opener?
It can, and as of July 1, 2019, California law requires that all garage doors in the state have a battery backup.
What should I put on the bottom of my garage door?
The garage door bottom seal (or door sweep) is a long strip of rubber or vinyl that attaches to the bottom edge of the garage door. The flexible material compresses when the door closes, sealing the gap along the floor to keep out water, dirt, cold breezes, and critters.
Why does a garage door have two tracks?
This second track is used for moving the top section of the door only, allowing the operator to easily move the top section far enough that the lower sections will follow on the lower track smoothly. This garage door track option also helps with doors that might have taller or oversized top sections.