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Garage Door FAQs

What causes a garage door to stop working?

Multiple things can cause your garage door to have issues. Sometimes if it won’t open, it could be a broken spring, other times if the door won’t close, it may be off track or have sensor issues.

Do garage doors need regular maintenance?

We recommend lubricating your garage door once every six months with either white lithium grease or silicone spray.

What to do if your garage door stops working?

If your garage door stops working, the best thing to do is to call a professional immediately. There are multiple things that could be wrong, some are dangerous and if you try to fix it you could be injured or make the problem worse.

Can you manually open a garage door with a broken cable?

No. Your cables are what actually makes your door open straight, if a cable is off, it will not be able to be lifted safely.

What are standard garage door sizes?

A standard single car garage door is 8ft wide by 7ft tall. A standard double car garage door is 16ft wide by 7ft tall.

What is the average life of a garage door opener?

Generally a garage door opener lasts between 8 and 10 years as long as the door is not damaged.

Why does my garage door opener only work sometimes?

If you garage door opener only works intermittently, there is a good chance your photo sensors are out of alignment or in worse cases, there may be circuit board issues.

How long does it take if you order a new garage door?

We have many standard garage door sizes in stock at all times, if it has to be ordered we can get most anything within 3 weeks.

Why does my garage door opener only work sometimes?

If you garage door opener only works intermittently, there is a good chance your photo sensors are out of alignment or in worse cases, there may be circuit board issues.

Why is my garage door opening and closing so slowly?

Slow operation is a red flag that you may have a broken garage door spring. The opener operates slow because it is lifting more weight than it is supposed to.

Can you adjust garage door speed?

No.

Buying Guide: Garage Doors

What are the different types of garage doors?

There are 3 types of garage doors. Non-insulated, Insulated vinyl back garage doors, and Steelback triple layer insulated garage doors.

What size garage doors do I need?

We offer free estimates and we will come measure your current garage door for you.

What are the most common garage door colors?

White, Almond, Sandstone, and Brown. Black is becoming very popular these days as well.

What is the most popular garage door design?

Raised panel is the most popular standard looking door, carriage style garage doors are a close second.

What is the warranty on a garage door?

All of our new garage doors coming with a 3 year overall warranty.

What are the best garage door brands?

There are many types and many offer different benefits but we prefer Amarr and Doorlink.

Contact Us

Direct Service Overhead Garage Door Company

10515 W Markham, Suite V10
Little Rock, AR 72205

(501) 244-3667

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