Garage Door FAQ

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Garage Door FAQ

Here at Chicago Garage Doors we often get asked lots of questions by our inquisitive customers. Here are some of the most common questions that we receive. Be sure to reach out to us for all professional garage door service and maintenance problems.

Garage Door Repair FAQ

Why is my garage door squeaking?

This is likely due to dry rollers and bearings. Re-lubricate them to remove any squeaking sounds - At Chicago Garage Door we offer service covered in our garage door maintenance services that will avoid these common problems.

What is causing my garage door to make a grinding noise?

This is likely due to worn down rollers or misaligned/separated wheels. To fix this, have the rollers replaced by a licensed service technician.

Why is my garage door not closing when the lights are blinking?

If your door is closing and the garage lights are blinking, the photo sensors might be blocked or misaligned. Make sure nothing is covering the sensors, and that they are directly facing each other.

What is the cost of garage door repairs?

The price of garage door repair service depends on exactly what type of service, and what kinds of replacement parts are needed. We always offer our services at a fair rate at Chicago Garage Doors

Why isn't my garage door closing?

At Chicago Garage Door our technicians answered “This is likely due to an unplugged operator, or blocked photo sensors on the garage door. Another possibility is that your remote control might need battery replacements”. If this trouble shoot is not working Call Chicago Garage Door Repair (773) 312-3378 or visit Chicago Garage Door Repair

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Garage Door Installation FAQ

What amount of headroom is needed for my automatic garage doors?

Usually doors get installed in around 15 feet of headroom plus an extra 2 feet if there’s an electric door opener, but this really depends on what garage door hardwood is being installed. If there’s very small amounts of headroom, there’s special installation hardware available.

Is it worth installing automatic garage doors?

Yes, always. Automatic garage doors give confidence and safety to residential and commercial customers, and protect your home from all manners of inclement weather or potential burglaries. Attractive automatic garage doors can also help contribute to the curb appeal and estimated value of your property.

What’s the cost of an automatic garage door?

This depends on if it’s a residential or commercial door, what material is used in it’s construction, it’s size, it’s style, and if there will be any additional features that you want to add. We always provide a full flat-rate fee before any work is begun.

What door is the best for my property?

It’s up to you. We provide many styles including steel, wood, iron, or carriage style doors. You will want to consider finish, color, window size, and door insulation - and of course, if the door matches your existing architecture.

Are automatic garage doors loud?

If they are properly installed they are - but belt drive garage doors are usually much quieter than chain drive doors.

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