Most Common Garage Door FAQs

Most Common Garage Door FAQs

Our customers often come to us with questions about their garage doors, whether that’s about maintenance, repair, materials, style, or technology used to enhance garage doors. We’ve decided to compile some of the most frequently asked questions into a blog article, so maybe the answer to your burning question can be found on this page.

How long do garage doors last?

This will depend partly on the quality of the garage door, how often it is used, and how well it is maintained throughout its lifespan. The average garage door can last anywhere between 15-30 years. If you maintain it properly and arrange regular garage door tune-ups, then you can extend the lifespan of your garage door. Find out more about when it is time to replace your garage door.

How long does it take to install a new garage door?

The answer to this will vary depending on the size of the garage door and whether it is manual or electric. It can take just a few hours or anywhere up to a full day to finish installing your new garage door.

What happens to my old garage door?

If you’re having a new garage door installed, you might wonder what happens to your old one and whether you have to dispose of it yourself. Most installation teams will remove your garage door and dispose of it for you, with the aim of recycling or reusing as many parts as possible. Some companies may charge an additional fee for this service, but many do not. You can also choose to dispose of the door yourself if you want to try to sell it.

Do I need to replace my garage door for an electric one?

In most cases, you will be able to simply upgrade your manual garage door to an electric one. The mechanisms and power can be added to your garage and its door by a professional installation team. The company will be able to survey your garage to confirm whether it is suitable for an electric opener. Some older models of garage door may not be compatible with these accessories, however.

If you have a question about your garage door or about our products and services that hasn’t been answered here, then feel free to get in touch with us online with your question and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.