Here at North Central Door, garage doors are what we know. And we are always ready to address any questions or concerns you may have. Give us a call anytime, or browse our information pages below. Your satisfaction is our first and only goal.
Choosing the best possible door for your home or business requires having the right information when you need it. Here are some of your more popular questions (and our answers) regarding garage doors:
1.) Are steel doors really better than wood doors?
2.) What is a garage door's "R-value"?
3.) My garage is not insulated. Is a thermal door really necessary?
4.) My garage doesn't seem to be of a standard size. Is that a problem when choosing a door?
5.) I'm concerned about headroom. What if my ceiling is low?
6.) I'm a "do-it-yourself" kind of guy. Can I install the door myself?
7.) What happens to my old door?
8.) Do I need a lock on my garage door?
9.) How should I care for my steel door once it's installed?
10.) I love the wide selection of doors featured in your website, but I'm confused. What is the best door for me, based on my house, my lifestyle, and my budget?
GARAGE DOOR SAFETY
A North Central Door garage door is an achievement of state-of-the-art technology and design, offering a variety of safety features to protect family and property. At the same time, a healthy knowledge of how your door functions can ensure years of safe and accident-free operation.
It's easy to forget that a garage door is probably the largest and heaviest moving item in your home. Because it operates electronically and efficiently, we don't always realize how powerful a device it is. Some simple common-sense rules for your family members will go far in protecting them from potential injury.
- Never let your children play near a moving garage door. Running beneath a closing door as a challenge is especially dangerous. Although many doors are equipped with photo eye or edge sensor signals that will reverse a closing door when tripped, the danger for injury still exists.
- Teach your children to respect and stay clear of ALL moving parts on your door and its operating system. Explain that these parts should NEVER be touched at any time, whether the door is moving or not.
- Never allow your child to play with the door's remote control. Remote controls should remain out of reach of toddlers and young children.
- Be sure that your push-button wall control is mounted well out of reach of young fingers, preferably 60 inches or more from the floor.
- Test your system often to ensure that the door's auto-reverse mechanism and force settings are properly adjusted. Consult your owner's manual for details.
- When operating your door, keep it in sight until it completely opens or closes. Always be aware of people or items around the door area.