For quick answers to common garage door questions, check our FAQs below. If you need more specific help, please Contact Us through our website, or find the nearest location to where you live, and give us a call!

 

Frequently Asked Questions about Garage Doors:

 

What are the standard sizes of AffordableGarageDoors.com residential garage doors?

Garage doors typically range from 8′ wide to 20′ wide (in 1 ft. increments). Standard heights are 7′ and 8′ tall. Odd-heights and odd-widths are also available and vary by individual door series.

 

Can my garage door be painted?

Many residential garage doors can be painted. Please see your owner’s manual for specific painting instructions. In addition, most of our commercial doors can be powder coated.

 

Can I replace a section of my door, or do I need to replace the whole door?

Yes, replacing only a section of your garage door is possible in some cases; however, depending upon the damage involved, the entire door may need to be replaced. Contact Us to evaluate and request an estimate your specific situation and make recommendations for the best solution.

 

What is R-value, and what does it mean?

R-Value is a measure of thermal efficiency, the higher the R-value the greater the insulating properties of the door. AffordableGarageDoors.com uses a calculated door section R-value for our insulated doors. We have several door styles to meet your insulated door needs for both residential and commercial applications.

 

How much does a new garage door system cost?

There are many factors that play into the price of a garage door such as: design, material, level of thermal efficiency, and geographic region. The great news is, according to Remodeling Magazine’s 2013 Cost vs. Value study, purchasing a new garage door is a great remodeling investment. To get a quote on a specific product, contact your local AffordableGarageDoors.com location.

 

What maintenance does my garage door require?

Our garage door systems are built for long-lasting performance and daily use, but we recommend inspecting your garage door annually. If you suspect a problem, your local AffordableGarageDoors.com Location can conduct a thorough evaluation and perform routine maintenance.

 

I have a low ceiling in my garage. Will a garage door and opener work in this space?

Yes. A residential garage door requires a minimum of 4 1/2” of headroom space. Your garage door system may need a low-headroom track system or a low-headroom-torsion rear-track system. For a garage door opener, you will need slightly more headroom (about 6 1/2” minimum).

 

Can my non-insulated door be insulated?

Yes, AffordableGarageDoors.com has insulation kits available to add insulation to your existing garage door.

 

What garage door best complements my home’s architecture?

AffordableGarageDoors.com’s wide selection of designs provides a variety of garage doors to complement any architectural style. Use the Door Imagination System, our online visualization tool, to upload a photo of your home and select the right garage door for you.

 

What garage door best complements my home’s architecture?

Although all garage doors require some level of maintenance, many of our doors offer a low maintenance solution without sacrificing design. Check out our Garage Door Selection!

 

What garage door works best in my climate?

We make a door for every climate including extreme temperatures and wind. We offer a variety of heavy-duty doors built to withstand hurricane-force pressures. We customize our doors to meet or exceed any state or county wind load codes.