Our Garage Door Install FAQs
What garage door sizes do you install?
We install garage doors of all sorts of shapes and sizes, including large, industrial-size garage doors. So, whether you’re a homeowner looking for a standard-sized carriage door installation, or you’re a business owner building a warehouse, we can install the door you demand. As we mentioned, we work with a variety of garage door producers who manufacture both residential and commercial garages, and we can work with our partnered manufacturers to create a garage door of nearly any size. If you’re designing a new garage, or you’re retrofitting a new door to an old garage, we can find a product that will perfectly fit your desires.
What kind of door designs, patterns, and colors are available?
Here at Front Range Raynor, we’ve partnered with a wide variety of garage door manufacturers so that you have access to a nearly unlimited selection of door designs. If you have a vision in mind, we’ll work with you to find the right door to meet your desires. Oftentimes, we work with homeowners to help them settle on a final design for their garage door, and we’d be happy to help you settle on a pattern, color, and material that perfectly suits your garage and the overall aesthetic that you’d like to achieve.
Do you provide repairs as well as installations?
Absolutely! We provide garage door installations, as well as repair and part replacement services. We even supply garage door components if you’d like to repair or improve your garage door yourself (although we advise that you utilize our repair services for any work that could be dangerous — read more about the benefits of hiring a professional garage door repair company below).
How long should my garage door last? What about its mechanical components?
Garage doors (not their mechanical components) often last for 30 years or more, depending on the door manufacturer, the material of the door, and the weather conditions to which the door is exposed throughout its lifetime. That said, garage door components can wear out far faster, including the springs, motor, track, and other components. Oftentimes, these components can wear out within 10 years of their initial installation — and weathering tends to go hand in hand with the amount of use (for example, a garage door motor may wear out twice as fast if you open the garage four times per day versus two times per day).
My garage door springs aren’t working, how much can I expect to pay for a repair?
Garage door springs aren’t especially expensive (typically they are 30 dollars or less), but they are rather difficult and dangerous to replace. We suggest that homeowners DO NOT attempt to replace their garage door springs themselves, since they may cause harm (read more below in our “Benefits” section). If you hire a professional garage door repair outfit, you can expect to pay about 200 dollars or less, depending on the model of the garage door, the size of the door, and other factors. If you’d like to get an estimate for your spring replacement project, don’t hesitate to reach out to us!
What’s the difference between torsion springs and extension springs?
Torsion springs and extension springs are the two most common garage door components which aid in holding the weight of the garage door as the motor lifts/lowers the door (or as a person manually lifts/lowers the door, for manual-operation garage doors). Extension springs are the most common spring in household garage doors, and they are heavy-duty springs that extend as the door is lowered, reducing the effort necessary to move the weight of the door. Similarly, torsion springs reduce the effort to move a garage door, but these springs are coiled in design, and they create torque instead of lift, moving a garage door at an angle, instead of in a straight line. Torsion springs are far less common today, especially in residential applications, since they must be customized depending on the weight of the door, and because they are more expensive. However, torsion springs are generally safer, and they may be the best choice for heavier doors.