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  • The price of an installed garage door may vary depending on the materials used for its construction and the accessories added by the buyer to get the look and product desired.Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 9pt; line-height: 160%; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:100px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-100px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } How much does a residential garage door cost?Garaga offers many installed garage doors for less than $1000but be aware that several components influence the purchase price.The factors that have an impact on the price of the door you plan to buy can be divided into 2 categories.1- The constructionSize of the doorThe larger your door is, the more expensive it will be. But the rule “twice as large = twice the cost” isn’t necessarily true, since when a door is very wide, reinforcements must be added for strength.HardwareFactors such as the quality of the rollers for a long-lasting and quieter system, the guaranteed number of spring cycles (door openings & closings ), the number of reinforcement struts on the door, and the system configuration (e.g. based on available headroom) influence the cost of buying a door. Often, an investment of less than $150 will gets you the best system available. InsulationThe purchase of an insulated door should be considered an investment as it helps save energy. Door prices vary based on insulation value, which, in addition to the level of polyurethane or polystyrene insulation, can depend on the effectiveness of the weatherstripping system. The best quality weatherstripping from Garaga usually costs less than $75, a worthwhile investment that pays off in the winter. Steel or aluminumSteel with a woodgrain finish is the most commonly used material in the construction of a door. Compared to aluminum, steel is about 10% less expensive. However, if you buy a smooth steel door, made up of thicker and heavier sheet metal, expect to pay about 50% more than a regular steel door with a woodgrain finish. 2- The lookModelIf you choose a model with PVC overlays, keep in mind that these usually double the price of a door. Also, if you opt for an embossed carriage house style, the cost may increase about 15%.ColourGaraga offers both standard colours and Premium colours, the latter entailing a small extra charge of about $70 to $150 for a 9’x7’ door. If the colour you’ve chosen is not among the choices offered, many dealers offer the service of repainting your door for a extra charge over the initial price, calculated per square foot of the door.WindowsBesides bringing light into your garage, adding windows to your door greatly enhances the look of a door. This addition may increase the purchase price from 25% to 50%, depending not only on the quantity of windows in the door, but also their insulation value and how they are manufactured. many installed garage door openers for less than $500Compared to models available in big-box stores, door openers sold by professionals are quieter, safer, and longer-lasting. Their price, including installation, ranges from $350 to $500. Adding optional accessories, such as a remote control or an Internet gateway control system, can cost $30 to $60 more. InstallationThe performance and durability of a garage door depend as much on the quality of the installation as that of the product. This is why Garaga recommends you work with a professional dealer to ensure your peace of mind and a safe installationRENOVATIONRELATED WORKWorking with a professional installer during renovations allows you to have a good idea of the expenses incurred related to changing a garage door, such as dismantling and getting rid of the existing door, rebuilding the doorframe, covering the frame with aluminum sheeting, etc. View all garage door openers Find a dealerIn conclusionWhether you are looking to compare the options or to set your budget, many elements have to be considered. For this reason, we always recommend asking for a free quote of your project. This remains the most effective way for you to know the exact price of your future purchase.Get a free quote 
  • Both the cost of a commercial or industrial garage door and its installation depend on the intricacy of the construction (...)Read more Both the cost of a commercial or industrial garage door and its installation depend on the intricacy of the construction or renovation project, the door model selected, whether windows will be added, the headroom and if there will be an electric motor/operator/opener.These are only some of the variable that will influence the price. More importantly, you should find a qualified installer and ask for references from past customers. Remember that the cost for a sturdy/sturdier door is much less than the cost of frequent repairs.For a free estimate of the cost of your project, contact one of our dealers or our technical department at info@garaga.com 
  • It is very difficult to give an accurate price as many different components need to be considered (...)Read more It is very difficult to give an exact price as some variables need to be considered. Is it a replacement door or a new construction? Must we remove the existing door? Do we have to rebuild the frame and cover with aluminum?What is the headroom above the door (to determine what type of lift)? Is there a bedroom above the garage (door insulation and noise reducing mechanism)? Do you need any extra accessories with your electric operator? What use will you make of your garage? Will you park your cars in it? Or maybe store things in it? Or maybe, it will be a workshop or a recreational room for your children.These are all questions that must be answered in order to determine your specific needs. Besides, isn't your garage door an important investment for you?If you would like one of our dealers to contact you in order to receive a free estimate, please fill out the online online quote request form or contact one of our Garaga dealers directly.
  • Trying to estimate a price for budget purposes is difficult because there are several variables that can influence the price of installation: (...)Read more Trying to estimate a price for budget purposes is difficult because there are several variables that can influence the price of installation:the type of door to meet your needsthe type of lift mechanism and clearance (distance floor to ceiling)the components and accessories for your projectwhether manual operation or electric door openeretc. Choosing a door system that is strong enough for the work you have planned is essential. This way you can avoid unexpected repairs. All of these questions should be answered to determine your actual needs. A garage door is a major investment, so don’t you want to be sure you have the right one? We suggest you either contact one of our dealers to get a free estimate of your project, or complete our online quote request. 
  • If you decide to paint your Garaga door yourself, the following instructions outline how to do it (...)Read more General information If you decide to paint your Garaga door yourself, the following instructions outline how to do it. It is important to note that oil-based paint (alkaloid) with a matt or semi-gloss finish does not exist in the market (unless an industrial paint is used). Therefore, it is recommended that latex (water-based) paint is used to avoid highlighting imperfections in the metal. Use a synthetic (nylon/polyester) bristle brush to contour the raised panel, and a 4" (10 cm) roller to provide a nice finish. If you want to paint your front door and/or windows, it is possible to closely reproduce the colour of your Garaga door. We have given you the colour codes for Benjamin Moore, Sico, Sherwin-Williams and Laurentide paint companies, but any good paint company can be used, with the steps remaining the same. Some paint dealers are equipped with an electronic machine to find the exact colour formula. A metal colour chip will be necessary. Before painting any Garaga garage door, we suggest you read our document about the Limited lifetime warranty. How to repaint a Garaga door:1. Wash the surface of each section with trisodium phosphate (ex.: Polyprep 771-137) to remove grease and oil residue as well as chalking. Rinse completely with clear water and let dry. 2. Roughen the surface of each section with 220 grit sandpaper in order to create an adhesive surface. Avoid using steel wool. Clean the section with a tack cloth or a vacuum. 3. A primer coat is necessary only if the enamel is taken off and the steel is visible or if there is some rust. In these particular cases, apply a coat of zinc phosphate primer: Corrostop Light Beige 635-260 or Red Oxide 635-785, Laurentide/Durosol 545-062 (8545-91), or Benjamin Moore primer series 163. Let it dry a minimum of 16 hours before painting. 4. Apply 2 coats of latex paint in the colour of your choice, such as:  SICOLAURENTIDEBENJAMIN MOORESHERWIN-WILLIAMSWood surfaces811 Series2311-XXN096 Series / AURA 632Coming SoonMetal surfaces817 Series545-OXYN096 Series / AURA 632Coming SoonNote: The above guidelines are only suggestions. For exact colour application, we advise you seek expert advice from a colour consultant at your nearest retail paint store.How to paint Eastman Estate or Cambridge doors with decorative PVC overlays:1) For the steel portions of the door a. Refer to the above text 2) For PVC overlays (white) a. Before painting, PVC surfaces must be prepared and cleaned of dirt, oil, chalk and /or mildew with a diluted solution of trisodium phosphate, as with the steel portions. Consult product manufacturer instructions.b. Rinse completely with clear water and allow to dry. c. Apply a high-quality paint such as a 100% acrylic latex exterior house paint.WARNING: dark colours absorb radiant heat from the sun creating extremely high surface temperatures. DO NOT PAINT the raised PVC overlays on the door using paint with a light reflectance value of less than 56. 
  • Here are the new corresponding Garaga colours: (...)Read more Here are the new corresponding Garaga colours: For H-Tech, Top Tech, G-1000, G-2020, G-2023, G-2323 models:GARAGA ColoursComparable to GENTEK or RESIDENTIAL (Canada)WhiteCorresponds to RESIDENTIAL White SG # 110NordicSimilar to GENTEK Ice White # 429 Similar to RESIDENTIAL White LG # 801Universal BrownCorresponds to RESIDENTIAL Universal Brown # 331Terra BrownCorresponds to GENTEK Commercial Brown # 562TundraCorresponds to GENTEK Pebble # 559Heron BlueCorresponds to RESIDENTIAL Heron Blue # 54TEX White (Top Tech / G-2000)Similar to GENTEK Ice White # 429 and similar to RESIDENTIAL White LG # 801For Cambridge, Eastman, North Hatley, Stratton, Standard+, Acadia, TriForce, DualForce, Uniforce, G-5000, G-5138, G-5200, TG-6200, TG-8024, TG-8524 models:GARAGA ColoursComparable to GENTEK or RESIDENTIAL (Canada)Ice WhiteClose to GENTEK Ice White # 429 close to RESIDENTIAL White LG-801Moka BrownCorresponds to GENTEK Commercial Brown # 562ClaystoneCorresponds to RESIDENTIAL Royal Clay # 913 Close to GENTEK Pebble # 559Desert SandThe closest match is with GENTEK Almond # 532Dark SandCorresponds to GENTEK Sable # 547CharcoalCorresponds to GENTEK Slate # 523EvergreenCorresponds to GENTEK Bonneville Green # 598American WalnutNo correspondence with Gentek or ResidentialBlackCorresponds to GENTEK Black # 525SilverNo correspondence with Gentek or Residential IMPORTANT NOTE: Please keep in mind that paint reacts differently depending on the surface being painted, for instance aluminum or steel. In addition, our baked-on polyester semi-gloss paint finish and especially the wood grain effect (alum = rustic, steel = light) can create an illusion. You should therefore expect a slight difference in the shade of colour.
  • We are providing the following Sico, Benjamin Moore, National-Laurentide and Sherwin-Williams colour codes to help you to match the colour on your Garaga garage door as closely as possible (...)Read more We are providing the following Sico, Benjamin Moore, Laurentide and Sherwin-Williams (coming soon) colour codes to help you to match the colour on your new GARAGA garage door as closely as possible to your doors and windows. Note that the final colour can vary depending on the sheen of the paint (flat, satin, semi-gloss and gloss), and the surface being painted (wood, steel, aluminum, fiberglass, etc.), as well as the application method (spray, brush, etc.). Therefore you should not expect a perfect colour match to your GARAGA garage door. You or your painter may have to experiment with the sheen and application to obtain a colour match that is satisfactory. IMPORTANT NOTICE: All colour codes have been provided by the technical service departments of the paint companies mentioned here. Garaga updates these paint suppliers colour codes on a regular basis, but we assume no responsibility for the accuracy of this information. We strongly recommend that you bring a Garaga door paint chip to your store to assist them in providing you with the closest match, in addition to providing them with the colour codes. Your local Garaga Dealer can provide you with a Garaga door paint chip. We have found that some paint dealers cannot reproduce our colours from the colour codes due to the limitations of their colouring machines however the paint chip will help them to do so. Here are the colouration formulas corresponding to a Garaga door. Preparation: 946 ml = 1 QTClick on one of the paint company logos.  Wood surfaces: Metal surfaces:   Sico   Series 811 (exterior matte latex)   Series 817 (exterior semi-gloss acrylic)   National / Laurentide  2311-xx   545-OXY   Benjamin Moore   Series N096 or 632  Series N096 or 632  Sherwin-Williams   A100 (Series A82)  (Series A43) 
  • Clicking on the following link opens a PDF document containing the detailed instructions. (...)Read more Clicking on the following link opens a PDF document containing the detailed instructions. Here are links to the website of the manufacturer, LiftMaster, for all pertinent information. FAQ SectionCustomer Support videos
  • The installation manual for each residential door model can be found under the “Technical specifications” tab of each product page or by (...)Read more For garage doors:The installation manual for each residential door model can be found under the “Technical specifications” tab of each product page or by clicking on “Installation Manual” at the bottom of the home page. To access residential door models www.garaga.com/ca/garage-doors/residential/.Alternately, you can download the Installation Manual for Residential Garage Doors. 
  • See our PDFRead more See our PDF
  • See our PDFRead more  Note that for an existing door, rather than taking the measurements of the current door, measure the opening (height and width) of the existing frame on the right side, center, and the left side. Then, take the largest of three. See our pdf: Measurements to look at before purchasing a new garage door. 
  • In order to install torsion-spring hardware, we recommend a clearance of 12 in (...)Read more In order to install torsion-spring hardware, we recommend a clearance of 12 in. (305 mm). On the other hand, if there is only 5 in. (127 mm) to 12 in. (304 mm) available, it is best to use a dual-track system designed for low headroom. When equipping a garage door with an electric door opener, add 2 in. (51 mm) to these measurements.Torsion (1)Extension (2)HeadroomOperation typeHeadroomOperation type0" to 5"Not possible (lower the headboard of door)0" to 5"Not possible (lower the headboard of door)5" to 12"Low Headroom (double track system)5" to 8 1/2"Low Headroom (double track system)12" and higherStandard (12" radius) (3)8 1/2" and higherStandard (10" radius)1) Garaga recommends the use of torsion springs for improved door operation and increased safety.2) Garaga recommends the use of safety cables with extension springs for more security.3) You can order a 15 inch radius with torsion springs operation.Conversion: 1 in. = 25.4 mmIMPORTANT: If an electric operator is being used, add 2 inches (51mm) to headroom required.
  • There are different lift types for commercial, agricultural or industrial doors (...)Read more There are different lift types for commercial, agricultural or industrial doors. When we talk about a “Standard” lift movement, here are headroom requirements based on the type of hardware:Type Radius: 12 in. Radius: 15 in.  2 in. Commercial Door height: 8 to 12 ft.12 in. n.a.  2 in. Commercial Door height : over 12 ft.13 ½ in.15 in. 3 in. Industrial n.a. 15 in.  Note : if you use a trolley-type operator, add 2 ½ inches.IMPORTANT:do not use a “Standard” lift movement if you have over 2 ft. (61 cm) of headroom. Use a “High Lift” movement. It is important to leave clear space above the garage door.  For Low Headroom applications, the minimum headroom requirement is this following:Type  Low Headroom Rear installation  Low Headroom Front installation  2 in. CommercialDoor height: 8 to 12 ft.4 in. 8 in.  2 in. Commercial Door height : over 12 ft.4 in. 10 in. 3 in. Industrial11 in. 13 in. Note : if you use a Trolley type operator, add 2½ inches.
  • You have to get the opening ready and make sure that the size of the opening matches the size of the door (...)Read more For a new construction project, you have to get the opening ready and make sure that the size of the opening matches the size of the door.  See our pdf for all the information:    Getting the opening ready 
  • If you are replacing your existing door with a new one, you will no doubt have to replace several parts, but they may be only screws (...)Read more If you are replacing your existing door with a new one, you will no doubt have to replace several parts, but they may be only screws for the hinges or worn-out rollers. You will almost certainly have to change the spring system since their size and strength are based on the weight of the door. The weight of a wood door, an aluminum door, and a steel door differ greatly.It is important to understand that the springs used in opening and closing a garage door support the entire weight of the garage door. This means that there is extreme tension in these springs and that any sudden and uncontrolled release of these springs is dangerous and could cause serious injuries. The first and most important step in the removal of a garage door is the release of the tension in the springs.REMOVAL OF EXTENSION SPRINGS For extension spring hardware, the tension in the springs disappears almost completely as soon as the door is completely opened. Open the door completely and block it in this position with clamps or locking pliers firmly tightened to the track to prevent the door from closing. (See figure 1) You can now release the cables and take off the springs without any trouble or danger. Then, take off the clamps or the locking pliers and slowly close the door. WARNING! Do not execute this step alone. Remember: a garage door which is not linked to a spring weighs it’s real weight and trying to handle it alone could be dangerous. We suggest you place a wood block under the door before closing it to prevent getting your fingers caught. You can now undo the panels of your door starting by the top panel. REMOVAL OF TORSION SPRINGS First of all, lock the door in the CLOSED position. You can either use the locks installed on the door or use clamps or locking pliers as shown in Figure 1. Then block the spring shaft with locking pliers leaning against the wall (header) as shown in Figures 2 and 22. Then, insert one of the winding bars into one of the holes of the winding cone, HOLD IT FIRMLY TOWARDS THE TOP, and unscrew the set screws which are found there. WARNING! As soon as these screws are loosened, all the tension in the spring will go to the winding bar; it is really important to keep this bar very tight to avoid a sudden release of the spring. Let the spring slowly unwind towards you and then insert the other winding bar in the hole at the top. Take out the bottom one only when the top one is well-inserted and held firmly in your hand. Continue this procedure until there is no tension at all left in the spring. Repeat the same steps on the second spring, if need be. Release the cables and then take off the clamps or locking pliers. You can now undo the panels of your door starting by the top one. Figure2
  • The insulation isn’t the only thing to consider when talking about an energy-efficient door (...)Read more The insulation isn’t the only thing to consider when talking about an energy-efficient door.  To learn all about the process, see the document  The Garaga Insulated Section. 
  • There are a few points to consider. First, we must be practical (...)Read more There are a few points to consider. First, we must be practical. If for some reason the 16' door does not open (i.e.: mechanical failure), you understand that both vehicles will be stuck inside the garage. To be in that kind of predicament with two single doors is almost impossible. You will at least be able to have access to one of the vehicles. Another thing to consider is If you live where the climate tends to get pretty cold, opening a double door will let more cold air in than opening a single one, thus dropping the temperature of your garage faster. Finally, the last point would have to do with "design" and "taste". When you have a double garage door and it is on the front of the house, it becomes very much part of the style setting of your house. A lot of people don't like to bring so much attention to their garage door. For them, it is preferable to install two single doors instead. This way you can maintain a good balance between the doors and the rest of the house.  For them, it is preferable to install two single doors instead. This way you can maintain a good balance between the doors and the rest of the house. Will there be any extra cost? No, not as such. The price for two single doors is about the same price as for a double door. The difference would come from electrically operating the two single doors. Get a free quote!   
  • Are you considering the addition of an attached garage to your house? Do you wish to convert your carport into a garage? (...)Read more Are you considering the addition of an attached garage to your house? Do you wish to convert your carport into a garage? Now that's a great idea! Adding a garage will not only prove to be very practical, but it will also increase the resale value of your property. However, such an important project requires some serious planning. In order to avoid making mistakes that could become disastrous while at the same time staying within your budget, you need to act properly.Garage attached to the house  BEFORE  AFTER The main steps involved in planning the construction of an attached garage are the following : Determining your needs Determining the size of the garage Designing the plans Obtaining the building permit Planning financing and construction Now let's look more closely at these planning steps. 1-Determining your needs Start off by deciding how much money you wish to invest in this project. Think about the reasons that justify building a garage and how you plan to use it. Will you use it to park cars? Will it become a large storage room or a workshop? Will you add a workbench to it? Will you need several electric outlets? Will you need a service door? Will you need windows or heating? At this point, it would be appropriate to visit your town's department of urban planning to know more about the local building codes regarding an attached garage. For example, there might be setbacks to take into account when choosing a location or even a maximum height to consider when the time comes to design the plans. 2-Determining the size of the garage The size of your garage is unquestionably one of the most vital aspects of the planning. An unnecessarily large garage will reduce the available space on your land while a garage too small will greatly limit possible uses. Generally, the minimum size for a single garage is 12 ft. wide by 22 ft. long (3.7 m x 6.7 m) and 18 ft. wide by 22 ft. long (5.5 m x 6.7 m) for a double garage. However, these numbers are a strict minimum. Many home owners choose to make their garages wider so they can open their car doors freely, and longer so they have enough room to put in a workbench. When it comes to garage size, the rule of thumb is this: build bigger when in doubt. You will appreciate having extra storage space for bikes, the lawnmower, gardening tools and sports equipment, especially since it is impossible to predict what your needs will be five or ten years from now. If you plan to park cars in the garage, keep in mind that car sizes vary considerably. For example, you could one day replace your subcompact car by a larger family van. Would you have enough room in your garage to accommodate this type of vehicle without having to change its interior design completely? Do a sketch to better visualize the layout of your garage.  3-Designing the plansOnce you have determined your needs and the required size for your garage, consult an expert who will be designing the construction plans. The designer will make sure the garage does not clash with the house, but rather complements it. A garage that does not match the house, either because of its size, its finish or its architecture, could even reduce the property's resale value. A garage and a house should have several common elements, including the slope of the roof, the exterior finish and the type of doors and windows.  4-Obtaining the building permit Now that you are ready to start your project, go back to your department of urban planning to obtain a building permit. In some instances, a permit to connect your garage to an electrical power utility and to the water supply could also be required. It is essential to respect local codes to the letter since an inspector will meticulously examine the garage once the construction is finished. If the building does not exactly match the plans or meet local codes, you will have to, in the best-case scenario, modify the building or, in the worst-case, start the construction over. 5-Planning financing and construction Since building a garage is a project that requires a hefty investment, financing must be carefully planned. Whether you decide to get a loan from your bank or increase your mortgage payments, your financial institution will be able to inform you of the various options available and offer sound financial advice. You will also have to decide whether you want to hire a general contractor, hire subcontractors while assuming project management or even do some of the work yourself. If you choose to hire a general contractor, ask him to obtain the building permit from your town. This way, he will be responsible for making the necessary changes so the garage meets local codes. One thing is sure, planning the construction of an attached garage is not a luxury, but a crucial step that will help make this important project a success. If you plan to add an attached garage to your house, do not hesitate to contact Drummond Designs' Renovation Service. Working from pictures or sketches provided by clients, Drummond Designs' team of experts can suggest ideas and offer advice that will take into account your needs and budget.  You can reach Drummond Designs by dialing toll-free 1 800 567-5267 (ext. 2) or visit Drummond Designs' Web site at www.drummondhouseplans.com   Garage detached from the house     How much does a detached garage cost?Although the total cost may vary greatly, building a garage detached from the house generally costs at least $45 per square foot ($480 per square metre). For example, a single garage 12 feet wide by 24 feet long (3.7 m x 7.3 m) costs approximately $12,600. In the case of a double garage 18 ft. by 24 ft. (5.5 m x 7.3 m), the cost is about $19,500. Keep in mind that these prices are approximate and include labour costs.  The price of $45 per square foot ($480 per square metre) applies for a garage built with standard materials. If you elect to use high quality materials, the price will increase to about $55 per square foot ($538 per square metre).  It is important to note that the above-mentioned amounts only include the construction of the building itself. The costs of connecting the garage to the sewers or paving the driveway, for instance, are extra expenses that must be considered when establishing a budget for this type of project.  The exterior finish chosen for the garage also creates a considerable fluctuation in costs. A garage featuring the same type of roof as the house or comparable architectural details will necessarily prove to be more expensive. Similarly, a garage with the façade or even all four walls made of brick will be a lot more costly that a model covered with PVC siding.  The cost of a detached garage varies according to its size and its exterior finish. To know more about detached garages or to enquire about garage plans, do not hesitate to contact an expert from Drummond Designs by dialing toll-free 1 800 567-5267. You can also visit their web site at www.drummondhouseplans.com.  
  • You are invited to consult the complete list of our dealers to know which one is the closest to you (...)Read more You are invited to consult the complete list of our dealers to know which one is the closest to you. They are experienced and qualified garage door professionals who can find the right solution, within your budget, to fit your needs. Garaga has dealers across Canada and in the Northeast and Great Lakes regions of the United States.
  • Register your Garaga garage door warranty on our website (...)Read more Register your Garaga garage door warranty on our website. Follow the link below to register your warranty: www.garaga.com/ca/register-your-warranty/
  • The serial number on a Garaga garage door is located in two places (...)Read more  The serial number on a Garaga garage door is located in two places:On the inner surface of the door, at the lower right corner of the section closest to the ground, 2’’ X ¾’’ sticker.On the edge of the joints between sections (since May 2014).Not applicable for Triforce, Dualforce and Uniforce doors. As well, if you have recently purchased your garage door, contact your Garaga dealer. They will have this information in their files. On the interior of the door, right side of bottom sectionOn the side of the section joints
  • The serial number is located on the plastic housing covering the opener (...)Read more  If you have a LiftMaster door opener (manufactured after 2001) If you have a CarGO opener: The serial number is located on the plastic housing covering the opener. 
  • You must expand the interior frame of the door by the equivalent of 1 ¾ inch (45 mm) (the addition of a second 2" X 6" wood stud plus the thickness of ¾ in. plywood) to be able (...)Read more You must expand the interior frame of the door by the equivalent of 1 ¾ inch (45 mm) (the addition of a second 2" X 6" wood stud plus the thickness of ¾ in. plywood) to be able to slip the external frame weather stripping behind the arch. The frame weather strip will then be airtight around the whole door. We must not forget that the plastic retainer that houses the double-lip rubber is not flexible enough to follow the arch in question. This case being even worse for smaller doors (ex: 8 feet wide).There is also the possibility of building a false arch (approx. 1" thick) that will not obstruct the installation of the door weather stripping.   
  • ot quite. For equivalent thicknesses, polyurethane has a higher thermal insulation factor (R-16 or RSI: 2.8) than expanded or extruded polystyrene (Styrofoam)(...)Read more Not quite.For equivalent thicknesses, polyurethane has a higher thermal insulation factor (R-16 or RSI: 2.8) than expanded or extruded polystyrene (Styrofoam). In addition, since polyurethane strongly adheres to door surfaces, it provides twice as much resistance to flexion as polystyrene in a comparable door.Remember, entrance doors are also insulated by injecting polyurethane foam. Polystyrene, for instance, is the material used to make coffee cups for protection in packaging.                Polyurethane                                                    Styrofoam                    
  • No, not really. For greater sturdiness for your garage door and to extend its life, GARAGA recommends using 14-gauge tracks, with mounting brackets (...)Read more No, not really. For greater sturdiness for your garage door and to extend its life, GARAGA recommends using 14-gauge tracks, with mounting brackets welded to the tracks, rather than riveted or fastened (clips). This hardware is called Dura+ When shopping for a garage door, make sure the rollers come with a mechanism of at least 10 ball bearings. These steel rollers are covered with rigid nylon and are much quieter.  If you want to be sure of what you are buying, look for the GARAGA name. It is stamped on all our tracks to ensure that you get a quality product.                                       Dura+                                                         Value Kit  
  • Exterior frame weatherstripping is an important item in weatherproofing a garage door. For this purpose, a double-lip weather strip (...)Read more Exterior frame weatherstripping is an important item in weatherproofing a garage door. For this purpose, a double-lip weather strip in arctic vinyl is the most efficient. Also analyze the weatherstripping between each door section. Does it feature a true thermal break? What type of weatherstripping comes with the door? If your door is exposed to strong winds, does it feature weatherstripping installed on the top of the door? What about section ends? Does the door come with steel end caps that form a thermal bridge, transferring cold to the inside of the garage? Even if your door is insulated with polyurethane, if there are several thermal bridges, the door’s insulation won’t be very useful.    
  • It all depends on the thickness of the steel. This particular point deserves special attention (...)Read more It all depends on the thickness of the steel. This particular point deserves special attention. If the thickness is expressed in thousandths of an inch, higher is better. If expressed in gauge, the lower the number, the thicker the steel. Ask for the thickness of the steel on both sides, exterior as well as interior. Another important consideration is the type of impact. It is obvious that if a car hits a garage door at 6 mph, it will heavily damage the door, whether it is covered in steel or aluminum.
  • A ½ HP motor certainly enough for doors in the 8 ft. to 12 ft. (2.4 to 3.7 m) wide range. Use a ¾ HP motor for doors measuring over 14 ft. (4.3 m) (...)Read more A ½ HP motor certainly enough for doors in the 8 ft. to 12 ft. (2.4 to 3.7 m) wide range. Use a ¾ HP motor for doors measuring over 14 ft. (4.3 m).Keep in mind that an electric garage door opener is only meant to work as a substitute for human strength. Therefore, the door must be well-balanced at all times in order to maintain its dead weight at 8 to 10 lb. (3.5 to 4.5 kg).Why not take a look at our maintenance guide for your garage door. 
  • Verify if the handles can move freely between section and top weatherstripping (...)Read more
  • Yes, indeed (...)Read more Yes, indeed.  If the door measures over 150 sq. ft. (14 square meters), we suggest using vertical tracks with a continuous angle. If door width exceeds 14 ft. (4270 mm), the use of double hinges is recommended.
  • Torsion springs are located above the door and are safer and more suitable for double garage doors (14 ft. Wide & over) (...)Read more Torsion springs are located above the door and are safer and more suitable for double garage doors(14 ft. Wide & over). Extension springs are located above the horizontal tracks and require less clearance. They must always be equipped with safety cables because if a spring breaks, the cable stops it from falling and hurting you or damaging your car. This is all about your safety.Extension spring with safety cable
  • The required number of cycles is calculated by determining the average number of operating cycles per day, multiplying this figure by 250 days, (...)Read more The required number of cycles is calculated by determining the average number of operating cycles per day, multiplying this figure by 250 days, and then multiplying the result by 10 years (the useful life of a garage door).The choice of the torsion spring is made according to the number of cycles thus obtained. You can choose from 25,000, 50,000, 75,000, or 100,000 cycles. It is good to note, however, that door width may limit this choice. So ask that the springs have a maximum number of cycles based on the movement type of the door.
  • The answer to this question lies in the size of the door and the extent to which it is used. If the door measures less than 150 ft2 (14 m2) (...)Read more The answer to this question lies in the size of the door and the extent to which it is used. If the door measures less than 150 ft2 (14 m2) and operates at a normal rate, that is to say, 8 cycles per hour at most, the 2" (50 mm) tracks and rollers are perfectly suitable.For all other applications, we recommend the 3" (76 mm) hardware. Make sure either the anchor plates or the continuous vertical angles are welded to the tracks, not riveted, and that your hardware bears the GARAGA name.
  • Ask the installer to provide you with the owner's manual for the door, and for the electric operator, if applicable (...)Read more Ask the installer to provide you with the owner's manual for the door, and for the electric operator, if applicable. Keep them safe for future reference. Take the time to read them to find out more about your new equipment and the maintenance it requires. Make sure you keep the GARAGA-certified installer's phone number handy.
  • First, Garaga would like you to take time to enjoy the beauty and performance of your brand new garage door (...) Read more My new residential door has been purchased and installed. Is there anything else I need to do? To ensure your long-term peace of mind, your new garage door however needs a little care. Not only is it the largest moving object in your home, but it travels back and forth over your new car and the heads of you and your children. And this door, firmly anchored to the ceiling of your garage, made of metal and insulation, can weigh over 200 lb. (for a double garage door). Therefore, we recommend performing regular maintenance on the door sections, weatherstripping, tracks, hinges, rollers, spring and door opener. Take a look to our maintenance guide.
  • Whenever you are washing your car in the driveway, go ahead and take a pass at your garage door (...) Read more Whenever you are washing your car in the driveway, go ahead and take a pass at your garage door. Use a mild liquid soap and rinse liberally. For any stubborn marks, use an all-purpose detergent, and avoid any abrasive cleaners.Don’t neglect the inside of your door. Any dirt that builds up over the winter can reduce the long-term shine of your door.If you’d like your door to keep its brand-new appearance, once a year apply liquid car wax to it on a cloudy day in order to protect its luster and restore its shine.
  • Rollers, hinges, and all moving hardware should be lubricated with a metal lubricant (available from your Garaga dealer) (...)Read more Rollers, hinges, and all moving hardware should be lubricated with a metal lubricant (available from your Garaga dealer).For the tracks, you can also use a metal lubricant, mainly where the tracks curve. The same goes for the springs. Apply a metal lubricant and wipe off the excess with a cloth, thus lengthening the lifespan of your springs.Never put grease on the tracks. Remember that rollers must “roll” and not slide in the tracks.
  • At the beginning of each season, give your door opener a checkup. First, make sure that your door opens and closes completely (...)Read more At the beginning of each season, give your door opener a checkup. First, make sure that your door opens and closes completely. If it is unable to do this satisfactorily, refer to the instructions in the user’s manual or contact your Garaga dealer. Next, disengage the door opener by pulling on the red cord. Open and close the door manually. The door must be balanced correctly. You should be able to operate it with only one hand. If excessive force is needed, either it is unbalanced or your spring no longer works. In this case, contact your Garaga dealer immediately to correct the situation. Finally, check your automatic reverse safety system that uses photo sensor eyes located on each side of the door. Your door should automatically reverse direction if an object or a person comes between the sensors.
  • Garaga offers heavy-duty ThermaBlok™ weatherstripping that feature a screw cover and a high quality double-flap rubber strip which resists (...)Read more Garaga offers heavy-duty ThermaBlok™ weatherstripping that feature a screw cover and a high quality double-flap rubber strip which resists temperatures down to -22F° (-30°C) and keeps its flexibility. INSTALLATION (note: screws are not included)close the garage door;measure and cut the base and the top section weather¬stripping to the desired length;make sure that the end of the top section weatherstripping is even with the end of the base;start at the top of the door and not at the sides;place the base of the weatherstripping flat against the door frame, slide it upward to press well against the horizontal frame, then move it towards the door until both edges of the top weatherstripping come against the door while keeping the base of the weatherstripping around 1/2” from the door;screw in and tighten a screw in the first hole of the base of the weatherstripping while being careful to place the top section weatherstripping under the base of the weatherstripping;make sure the weatherstripping is parallel to the door and then put in the other screws;fix screws in the holes of the weatherstripping retainer;do not tighten the screws completely to allow the retainer to slide and adjust a little; this is the reason why there are long slots in the base. Crushing the base too hard will put too much pressure on the wall of the retainer, which could cause the screw-cover to pop out the retainer;put the screws at the center of the slots to allow movement of the retainer;very important: leave a space of at least 1/8 inch (3 mm) at the top joint, and fill it with caulking, using the same colour as the weatherstripping. This filling will absorb the expansion or will stretch to fill the space if it contracts;put on the screw cover by inserting one side of the screw cover in the base and by pushing the other side firmly;proceed in the same way for the sides. » If you have chosen the weatherstripping with an aluminum base instead of a PVC base, you will have to pierce 1/8” holes of every 12” for the screws.
  • If you have an electric garage door opener, deactivate the system by pulling on the red cord attached to the trolley (...)Read more If you have an electric garage door opener, deactivate the system by pulling on the red cord attached to the trolley. You should be able to easily lift the door open with one hand, regardless of its size or the material it is made of.If you notice the door is harder to open, this means that its dead weight is heavier than in the ideal range of 8 to 12 lbs. (3.5 to 5.5 kg) because the springs are no longer counterbalancing the door properly. Call a GARAGA-certified installer to correct the situation.
  • The accumulation of condensation will occur when water comes into contact with a colder surface than the surrounding temperature (...)Read more Here are a few facts: The accumulation of condensation will occur when water comes into contact with a colder surface than the surrounding temperature. The water may take the form of actual drops of water or frost. It is important to first realize that a garage door cannot be as watertight as a home’s entry door, and that it is faced with different situations: A garage door must move freely on all 4 sides in order to open.A garage door is made up of 4 sections, thus 5 areas as well as the sides of the door will allow air to enter.The size of a garage door (9'-16' wide) does not compare to that of entry door (34”). The surface area can easily be 4 to 5 times that of an entry door, and therefore presents a larger surface to cooling.A garage holds more humidity than the entryway of a house: snow and ice stuck to a car, fire wood being stored, poor or no ventilation, etc. Traces of condensation may appear in different locations, on the warm side of the door:where sections intersect;at the end of each section, behind the weatherstripping installed at the header and jambs;on the aluminum U-bar (if applicable), on the bottom section of the door. The Garaga solution: The source of condensation (cold-hot contact) cannot be eliminated completely, however Garaga has designed their doors to minimize the effects:1. a high-efficiency joint between the sections, coupled with a thermal-break (the interior and exterior skins do not touch);2. rubber weatherstripping, made of thermoplastic elastomer, on the bottom section that is flexible enough to adapt to the unevenness of the floor. The U-bar to which the weatherstripping is attached can be made of extruded aluminum or PVC. If in aluminum, it can be a heat conductor that can cause condensation if the air in the garage is filled with humidity;3. a wide piece of weatherstripping is attached to the top of the door to compensate for any deficiencies in the exterior weatherstripping (optional on some door models);4. exterior perimeter double-lip weatherstripping, higher efficiency than regular weatherstripping, is recommended to stop the air infiltration. Lastly, excess humidity in your garage can be eliminated by leaving the garage door open for a few minutes; cold air will quickly fill the garage, thus lowering humidity. Use a dehumidifier if you have one, especially in the case of newly-built garage. GARAGA garage doors are very high quality products. Please do not hesitate to contact your Garaga dealer for solutions to any problem that may occur or if you have any general questions.WARNING:It is not recommended to “crush” the weatherstripping against the door as it will prevent smooth operation of the door. For a smooth operation of the weatherstripping, we recommend the use of a silicon-based lubricant. Do not use any petroleum-based oils.Outside temperature (°F/°C)Maximum tolerable humidity (%)-20 / -29-10 / -230 / -1810 / -1219 / -72025303540
  • You will find valuable answers and safety tips at DASMA Safety Guideline page (...)Read more You will find valuable answers and safety tips at DASMA Safety Guideline page about garage door openers, door safety and maintenance tips that are used throughout the industry.Garage doors are increasingly becoming the main entrance for home. Thus, it is important to remember that a garage door is not a toy. Carefully explain these safety rules to your children.DASMA Link: Garage Door System Safety Guideline  
  • Indeed, you can. Is it the case that when you had a GARAGA garage door installed a few months or years (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:20px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-100px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } Can I add windows to my existing Garaga door?  Indeed, you can. Is it the case that when you had a GARAGA garage door installed a few months or years ago, you opted for no windows? Now, you find your garage is dark, especially when you want to do some tinkering around or even use it as a workout room. Or, could it be that you want to give your garage door a more attractive appearance and match it with your entry door?To get started, you need to determine the type of door you have:A sandwich-type with polyurethane foam insulation?A sandwich-type with polystyrene insulation?Non-insulated?Based on the type of door you have, certain window models and sizes are available.NEED HELP?To ensure whether you can or cannot add windows to your garage door, we recommend contacting us so we can evaluate your current situation. We can also provide you with a free written quote.Free QuoteCall usShould I place my windows in the 3rd or the 4th section?Depending on why you want to add windows, here are some tips for choosing their location. If you are looking to maintain a level of privacy or security while letting in daylight, the top section is the best location. If you want windows for looking outside or inside the garage, the 3rd section if the right spot. If this location is what you prefer but you also want privacy, request mirror or dark gray tinted panes, as with these you can see outside well but it is difficult to look in.Try out our Design Centre to see what your garage door will look like.BUILD YOUR DOORIs it possible to coordinate with the windows in my house?Certainly. Homeowners often want to coordinate the window model of their house and entry door with that of their garage door, particularly when the garage door is on the front of the house. As an example, if the windows in your entry door have Georgian-style grids, you can match them with those in your garage door.What will happen to my spring system if I add windows?Based on the quantity and type of windows you select, you need to know that this addition will disrupt your spring system which acts as a counterweight. All spring systems are calibrated with a maximum variation of +/- 5% of the total weight of the door, meaning you should plan for the additional cost of readjusting your spring system. If your door weighs around 125 lb. (57 kg) and you add a row of windows to the top section, say four 21" x 13" (53 x 33 cm) windows, the door will become unbalanced and the spring system must be readjusted. Don’t tell yourself “This isn’t important and, in any case, it’s the opener that opens and closes the door”. A door opener only replaces human strength. A well-balanced door weighs only about 8 to 10 lb. (approx. 4 kg), easy enough to be lifted with one hand. In addition, in order to not weaken the structure of the door sections, there are some limitations regarding window size. Lastly, when a complete row of windows is installed in the top section, this section must be reinforced when an electric door opener is connected there. A reinforcement bar along the entire width of the door is added. Can I do it myself?Do not try to do this type of installation by yourself because cutting holes in your current garage door and ensuring it is correctly balanced requires expertise in this field. Whether it’s to enhance the look of your garage door or simply to be practical by letting daylight in, contact usBeforeAcadia 138 door (without window)  AfterAcadia 138 door (with thermopanes)
  • It often happens that the garage is below a room in a condo or apartment building where the noise of the door opening and closing may cause a problem (...)Read more It often happens that the garage is below a room in a condo or apartment building where the noise of the door opening and closing may cause a problem. What can you do?Here are some basic tips if the building is constructed in wood. Change the steel rollers for nylon rollersChoose an opener with a belt drive instead of a chain driveIf you already have an opener with a chain drive, you can get a vibration isolator kit.A torsion-type spring will be less noisy and the choice of an aluminum door (lighter door) will reduce the noise. Finally we advise you to do regular lubrication of the rollers and the tracks.If the building is concrete-based, noise transmission is even more significant. Here is a text from the CMHC (Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation) that proposes a practical solution:www.cmhc-schl.gc.ca/publications/en/rh-pr/tech/99110.htm  
  • Is this an actual problem? Yes, it’s possible, although rare, for your garage door to open by itself. There are a few unusual factors that can cause your door open by itself. Here are a few scenarios we've come across (...) Read more Is this an actual problem? Yes, it’s possible, although rare, for your garage door to open by itself. There are a few unusual factors that can cause your door open by itself. Here are a few scenarios we've come across:Residential electric garage door openers manufactured after 1993 are equipped with two safety mechanisms that operate while the door is closing. The first is photoelectric and the second is mechanical. The most common scenario is a misalignment of the photoelectric reversal system. When the two sensor housings are out of alignment, the beam is cut off, which the door opener interprets as an object in the way of the door’s descent. As a result, it automatically reopens the door. Realigning the beams will resolve the problem. To make sure that it has been corrected, check the wall panel near the entrance to your home. The indicator light should have stopped blinking.Another common scenario: during the winter, the threshold of your garage door must be kept clean to avoid any accumulation of snow or ice. Otherwise, the door’s mechanical mechanism will butt up against this buildup, and depending on how sensitive it is, may reverse the door.Also, a power surge caused by a lightning storm, for example, may have damaged the electrical circuits of your door opener.There’s one last scenario that applies to door openers manufactured before 1993. Before this time, remotes were programmed by positioning clips. By sheer chance, one of your neighbors may have a remote programmed with the same code. After 1993, LiftMaster started using a rotating code with millions of possible programming combinations. According to a persistent urban legend, a plane passing over your home can cause your garage door to open. To correct many people’s misimpression, we should point out that it all depends on the frequency used by the door opener. The frequency used in older garage door openers could interfere with certain military planes. This problem was corrected starting in 1993 by employing a different transmission frequency. A couple of possible solutions: Before leaving home, wait a few seconds to ensure visually that the door is completely closed and that none of the security mechanisms have triggered it to reopen. Another solution: if you want to be sure that your garage door is completely closed, there is a garage door monitor (829 LM) that you can install in your home (e.g. in your bedroom) that will indicate whether the door is completely closed or not. The permanent solution: use of LiftMaster’s MyQ™ technology. For your peace of mind, we recommend MyQ™ technology, which will allow you to:Open and close your garage door from your smartphone, tablet or computerReceive an email when your garage door is openedProgram the door to close automatically 60 seconds after it is opened In order to benefit from this technology, you need to have a door opener model that offers built-in MyQ™ technology. Otherwise, if you already have a LiftMaster door opener manufactured after 1998, you can purchase the 888 LM wall station with an 828 LM Internet gateway to equip your current door opener with MyQ™ technology. If you have a LiftMaster model dating from 1993 to 1998 or even certain models made by other manufacturers, adding an 821 LM universal door controller can also equip your door opener with My™ technology. Consult a Garaga dealer to verify the model and year of your door opener and analyze the possible solutions... So you can sleep peacefully!
  • In all cases, it is best to equip the door with an electric garage door operator instead of pull cord or pull chain (...)Read more In all cases, it is best to equip the door with an electric garage door operator instead of pull cord or pull chain. There are basically two categories of electric garage door operators: trolley (central) and jackshaft (wall-mounted). Since mid-2014, some operators come with the latest technology and can be controlled remotely via a smartphone, tablet or computer. Additionally, when at all possible, install a three-phase motor with the highest voltage available. If you choose to manually open and close your garage door, ask for a chain hoist when the height of the door exceeds 12 ft. (3.7 m). Get in touch with a GARAGA-certified installer to find out more about safety accessories and the automatic reverse mechanism. This garage door professional will be able to guide you toward products that will fit your needs.
  • Your garage door is an important component of your home, and as such, deserves a few minutes of your time each year to ensure (...)Read more Your garage door is an important component of your home, and as such, deserves a few minutes of your time each year to ensure its long-term reliability. If you don’t have the time, contact your dealer to perform a “tune-up” at your home. For a small fee, a technician will perform a 10-point inspection of your garage door including any needed lubrication an adjustments. If any part needs to be replaced, you will be consulted before a change is made. Garaga recommends performing this preventive maintenance every 18 months, starting 2 years after purchase. Contact one of our dealers who will be happy to do this tune up… just like you would do for your car.
  • Discovery Channel's “How It's Made” series aired an episode on how Garaga sectional doors are made (...)Read more Discovery Channel's “How It's Made” series aired an episode on how Garaga sectional doors are made. We invite you to look at this extract to discover all the secrets on the best made garage doors in North America. (Duration: 4 ½ min)  How it's Made is a television series, narrated by Lynn Herzeg, The segments inform viewers about fabrication methods of various products used in our everyday lives. 
  • Our Garaga Industrial dealers provide a continuous maintenance service. This program is aimed at helping you avoid emergency situations (...)Read more Our Garaga Industrial dealers provide a continuous maintenance service. This program is aimed at helping you avoid emergency situations, especially for all those times you need your garage door to work faithfully. This program consists of an agreement with you to perform maintenance visits that are planned in advance depending on the frequency you use your doors. Before any work is done, we can furnish you with a written “health report” containing detailed information on the condition of your doors and an evaluation of any adjustments to be made, thus avoiding any interruptions in use. Doing preventive maintenance can save you money; remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure! Contact one of our commercial and industrial garage door professionals.
  • Start by taking a look at and downloading our online Installation Manual: installation manual for residential garage doors (...)Read more Start by taking a look at and downloading our online Installation Manual: installation manual for residential garage doors. Voici quelques situations que vous pourriez rencontrer :Here are some common situations you might encounter: 1) The door is very heavy and only goes halfway upThe torsion spring(s) were installed backwards. Reverse the position of the tube and spring(s). Review Step 5 in the manual. 2) The door opens very fast but is difficult to lower. The spring(s) are wound too tight. Adjust the tension. Review Steps 5 or 5.1, depending on the spring type. 3) The door closes quickly but is heavy to raise. The spring(s) are not wound tight enough. Adjust the tension. Review Steps 5 or 5.1, depending on the spring type. 4) The door works well, but goes back up when it’s 2 to 3 inches from the threshold of the door. The spring(s) are a little too tight Adjust the tension. Review Steps 5 or 5.1, depending on the spring type. 5) The door doesn’t close squarely on the floor. The floor isn’t level compared to the vertical tracks. If it is a problem with the floor, the threshold must be corrected to be level. 6) The door is difficult to open at the beginning of its cycle. The exterior frame weatherstripping is too tight. Loosen it and move it a bit away from the door (the base of the weatherstripping should be about ½ " from the door). 7) The door is difficult to open at the end of its cycle. The horizontal tracks are not perpendicular to the axis of the door. To check, use a tape measure and Figure 17 in the manual. 8) The top section doesn’t close completely. Adjust the position of the upper support (see Figure 16 in the manual). If you encounter any other problems, please contact the Garaga dealer from whom you bought the door.
  • Here is a reminder of some important dates and information : (...)Read more  Here is a reminder of some important dates and information: 1993: in the US and Canada, the mandatory addition of a photoelectric safety reversing system for residential door openers, meaning door openers then had 2 safety systems, mechanical and photoelectric.Before 1993: remote transmitters were programmed using switches (+, 0, -)1993 to 1995: remote transmitters were equipped with Billion code technology and the frequency used was 390 MHz (note : the 390 MHz frequency is used by American aircraft at certain military bases and could interfere with signals used for garage door openers) 1996 to 2005: LiftMaster equips it door openers with the Security+ system, using rolling code technology2006 to 2012: Security+ with 315 MHz frequency2013: the debut of MyQTM technology from LiftMaster. 
  • Follow this link : https://www.myliftmaster.com/Login.aspx (...)Read more  Follow this link : https://www.myliftmaster.com/Login.aspx
  • Aluminum doors (injected with urethane, 1 ¾'' thick doors) offer the advantage of being lighter (compare to a steel door) and therefore tend to be easier on their opening mechanism (...)Read more Aluminum doors (injected with urethane, 1 ¾­'' thick doors) offer the advantage of being lighter (compare to a steel door) and therefore tend to be easier on their opening mechanism. In the long run, great savings can be made on maintenance costs since the mechanism will last longer. Other advantage: high resistance to salt air. However, when it comes to doors measuring 3,6 m (12 ft.) wide or less, there is little difference between aluminum and steel. Finally, remember that aluminum is recyclable.
  • Replacement parts are available for your garage door system (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:100px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-100px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } What are the available parts & accessories for garage doors?  Replacement parts are available for your garage door system, as are accessories to enhance its look. We can supply you with what you are looking for, regardless of the brand of your garage door or your opener. NEED HELP? To find out precisely what you need and the exact price, contact us. Get a free quote HARDWARE PARTS  REMPLACEMENT PANELS (SECTIONS) GARAGE DOOR OPENER PARTS WEATHERSTRIPPING   DECORATIVE HARDWARE WINDOWS (In construction)Some parts of your garage door system you can change yourself. However, for your safety and that of your loved ones, several parts, like springs, must be changed by an experienced garage door technician. If you have the slightest doubt of how to replace a defective part of your system, we strongly recommend that you plan a service visit from us in order to avoid any accidental injury. Contact us
  • The MyQ Garage was designed to work with the following brand of garage door openers, all of the following garage door openers use Saftey (...)Read more   The MyQ Garage was designed to work with the following brand of garage door openers, all of the following garage door openers use Saftey Reversing Sensors and a either a Program or Learn button. The MyQ Garage will NOT operate a garage door opener with DIP-Switches however, the MyQ Garage can be configured to monitor your garage door opener. - LiftMaster, Chamberlain, Craftsman (Sears), and Other Chamberlain manufactured after 1993:Security+2.0, 310/315/390MHz: Yellow Learn Button Security+, 315MHz: Purple Learn ButtonSecurity+, 390MHz: Orange/Red Learn ButtonBillion Code, 390MHz: Green Learn Button- Genie/Overhead Head Door: 315/390MHz - Intellicode 1 and Intellicode 2 GDO's - Stanley: 310MHz - SecureCode GDO's - Wayne-Dalton: 372.5MHz - KeeLoq GDO's - Linear: 318MHz - Megacode GDO's For more details, consult the following web link or contact one of Garaga Dealers. Bring with you your remote control in visiting him and he will find itYou can also dowload MyQ app flyer  
  • Do you want to increase the perceived value of your home? You can add a traditional touch to your garage door. We have decorative hardware that will add a touch of class to your (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:20px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-30px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } Can I install decorative hardware, such as door knockers, on my garage door?  Do you want to increase the perceived value of your home? You can add a traditional touch to your garage door. We have decorative hardware that will add a touch of class to your residence. Discover how to match the design of your garage door with the overall architecture of your home.  NEED HELP?To make sure you are using the right parts on your garage door, we recommend you contact us to evaluate your current setup. We can also provide you with a free written quotation.Get a Free QuoteContact us  What size are the hinges and handles?This decorative kit contains:4 horizontal hinges (16’’ long, 2’’ wide)2 door knockers with buttons (3 ¾’’ wide, 4 ’’ high)Color: Black onlyNote that it is possible to install only the door knockers without the hingesEverything is screwed onto the door. The kit can be installed on an existing door.Door KnockersCan I install them myself?Yes. You can install these decorative hardware items. It would be our pleasure to provide you with the installation instructions. We can also do it for you. Contact us or go to our Design Centre and create your own garage door. Build your doorEastman Estate door with Door Knockers
  • Are you interested in giving a look of elegance and tradition to your garage door? We carry classic decorative hardware reminiscent of swing garage doors of (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:20px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-30px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } Decorative Hardware – COTTAGE: is it suitable for my current garage door?  Are you interested in giving a look of elegance and tradition to your garage door? We carry classic decorative hardware reminiscent of swing garage doors of the 1950s. Coordinate the style of your garage door with the architecture of the rest of your house.NEED HELP?To make sure you are using the right parts on your garage door, we recommend you contact us to evaluate your current setup. We can also provide you with a free written quotation.Get a free quoteContact-us   What size are the plates and handles?This decorative kit contains:2 plates (12 ¾’’ long, 2’’ wide)2 fixed handles (4 5/8’’ wide)Color : Black onlyAs an option, the Cottage model can be equipped with a cable lock system (with a key) and installed with 4 Standard model horizontal hingesEverything is screwed onto the door. The kit can be easily installed on an existing door.Decorative Hardware,Cottage modelCan I install them myself?Yes. You can install these decorative hardware items. It would be our pleasure to provide you with the installation instructions. We can also do it for you. Contact us or go to our Design Centre and create your own garage door. Build your doorNorth Hatley door withCottage deco hardware
  • Would you like to give a country style to your garage door? We have decorative hardware reminiscent of wrought iron to give the look of carriage house doors of days (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:20px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-30px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } Decorative Hardware – LIS MODEL: can I install it on any model of garage door?  Would you like to give a country style to your garage door? We have decorative hardware reminiscent of wrought iron to give the look of carriage house doors of days gone by. Here are some tips to harmonize your garage door with the rest of your home.  NEED HELP?To make sure you are using the right parts on your garage door, we recommend you contact us to evaluate your current setup. We can also provide you with a free written quotation.Get a Free QuoteContact-us  What size are the hinges and handles?This decorative kit contains :4 horizontal hinges (16’’ long, 2’’ wide)2 vertical handles (8 ¼ ’’ long, 4 5/8’’ wide)Color : Black onlyEverything is screwed onto the door. The kit can be installed on an existing door.Decorative Hardware,Lis modelCan I install them myself?Yes. You can install these decorative hardware items. It would be our pleasure to provide you with the installation instructions. We can also do it for you. Contact us or go to our Design Centre and create your own garage door. Build your doorNorth Hatley door with Lis deco hardware
  • For some specific uses of your commercial or industrial garage door, you could need caps to protect or (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:20px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:40px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } End caps: why would I need them on my garage door?  For some specific uses of your commercial or industrial garage door, you could need caps to protect or solidify the end of the sections. These caps come in white PVC or galvanized steel. NEED HELP?To make sure you are using the right parts on your garage door, we recommend you contact us to evaluate your current situation. We can also provide you with a free written quotation.Get a Free Quote Contact us  When are end caps required on a Garaga door?The Canadian Food Inspection Agency requires that wood blocks located at the ends of sections on Garaga doors be covered so as to avoid any food contamination. GARAGA products are indeed accepted for this use (food preparation businesses). By putting steel caps, does this ensure that the hinges are firmly attached?Not necessarily. The end blocks on Garaga doors are made of wood (grade #4 dried pine). They serve a dual purpose: to ensure an effective thermal break and a more solid way of attaching hinges. Unlike other manufacturers who use only steel caps, which act as thermal bridges thus reducing the total R-Value of the door, the hinges at the end of the Garaga sections are attached to the wood with wide thread screws. That means they are more solidly anchored than others using a self-tapping screw passing through the steel end cap, the hinge strip and the door metal, a thickness of only .11" or 2.7mm. Wood end blocks combined with steel caps are the ideal combination for high-cycle doors. Steel End Caps (16 gauge) Double (6" – 150 mm) Steel End Caps (16 gauge) Simple (3" – 76 mm) Can I add them anyway?Yes… of course. By combining wood end blocks and 16 gauge steel caps, you are giving extra reinforcement to the "hinge + door" assembly.  And do you recommend them for car washes?To get optimal effectiveness from wood, it is best not to cover it. However, if the door is very close to jets of water, covering the section ends with PVC caps is a good option.White PVC End Caps
  • We carry a wide selection of replacement parts for residential or commercial door openers in order to meet your needs, whatever model of door opener or (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:100px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-100px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } Garage door opener parts  We carry a wide selection of replacement parts for residential or commercial door openers in order to meet your needs, whatever model of door opener or special use you have, for instance in apartment or condominium buildings. Here is a short list of replacement parts and accessories we keep in our warehouse: Remote controls (1, 2 or 3 buttons) Exterior keypadsSafety reverse – Photoelectric / BeamsMyQTM App with your smart phoneBattery (3, 9, 12 Volts)Wall control panelsCommercial Door Receivers (radio control)Battery back-up (emergency)Gears & sprocketsPneumatic sensing edgeLogic board (circuit)Timer-to-close1.5-second timer delay reverseLoop detectorsChain for Jackshaft operator Other parts & accessoriesNEED HELP?Call us to get pricing or other information.Get a Free Quote Call us  Residential garage dooropeners & accessoriesCommercial dooropeners & accessories
  • Whether for residential, commercial, industrial or agricultural use, we carry a wide selection of suitable weatherstripping for any type of garage door. To see for (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:100px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-100px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } Garage Door Weatherstripping  Whether for residential, commercial, industrial or agricultural use, we carry a wide selection of suitable weatherstripping for any type of garage door. To see for yourself, watch this 3-minute video. Here is a partial list of the parts and accessories we keep in inventory: Perimeter weatherstrippingBottom weatherstripping Door end capsPVC weatherstripping lubricantOther types of weather sealNEED HELP?Call us to get pricing or other information.Get a Free Quote Call us  Bottom weatherstripping effective… down to -62°F (-52°C)Exterior frame weatherstripping in artic vinylInterlok joint weather seals between door sectionsTop weatherstripping (optional)
  • We have a huge selection of hardware replacement parts (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:100px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-100px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } Hardware Parts  For all your garage door needs, whatever the model, age or application (residential, commercial, industrial or agricultural), we have huge selection of hardware replacement parts. Here is a short list of replacement parts we keep in our warehouse. RollersHingesSprings (torsion, extension)Garage door lubricants (metal or PVC)Bottom bracketsTop bracketsCentre platesAnchoring plates (tracks)Lift handlesLocksTracks (horizontal & vertical)Track protectorsLift cables / safety cablesCouplingsPlugs (springs)Perforated anglesReinforcement struts, bridge strutsChain blocksPusher springsC-shaped bumpersPulleysExhaust trapsScrews, washers, nuts & bolts Other parts Learn more about the components of residential and commercial hardware:Residential hardwareCommercial hardwareNEED HELP?Call us to get pricing or other information.Get a free quote Contact us  
  • Completing your project with a Garaga garage door is a sound choice. Among our models, you will find garage doors with different insulation factors as well as modern styles and colours (...)Read more .hometipscontainer2 { background-color: #E7E7E7; border-radius: 7px; padding: 30px; position: relative; z-index: 1; h1.NewRaleway { font-family:'Raleway'; font-style:normal; color: #e2001a; font-weight:300; font-size: 18pt; text-align: left; } Be well informed when choosing your garage door A GREATER SELECTION WITH GARAGACompleting your project with a Garaga garage door is a sound choice. Among our models, you will find garage doors with different insulation factors as well as modern styles and colours.View our models >Watch our comparison product testsTake a few minutes to watch our 45 seconds videos about the quality of our products and be amazed by the difference between Garaga and the others! Know why our doors:1. STOP THE WIND(45 SEC.)2. KEEP THE COLD OUT(45 SEC.)3. KEEP THE HEAT INSIDE(45 SEC.)4. LOOK AWESOME(45 SEC.)  Are you looking for a contemporary style?Often representing nearly 40% of the façade of a house, a garage door should blend perfectly with the modern and contemporary styles of many of today’s houses. If your house makes a “WOW” impression, then your garage door should do the same. See some of the possible garage door configurations.Contemporary configurations >  Build your Garage DoorWe have more than 7000 combinations of styles. Use our Design Centre to find the perfect garage door to complete your project.Think about your garage door openerChoose your garage door opener from among all of our available models. One can even be mounted on the wall beside the garage door.Garage Doors Are a Tough BreedWe measured the performance features that you expect from a garage door. The results are surprising!Build your doorView all garage door openersWatch the videoHow much does a Garaga door cost?Whether a new construction or a renovation project, Garaga offers you many installed garage doors for less than $1000. Know which components influence the purchase price. Building a garage? Then plan ahead!Determine your needs, check city regulations, choose your model, obtain a building permit and plan your financing are important steps to consider when you go about building a garage. Learn moreLearn more  
  • We carry the full line of LiftMaster products (828LM, 888LM and 821LM) to integrate the MyQ app with your (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } .rond2 { border-width:1px; border-color:#000000; border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:20px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-30px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } MyQ smartphone app: how am I able to open and close my garage door?  We carry the full line of LiftMaster products (828LM, 888LM and 821LM) to integrate the MyQ app with your current garage door opener, whether it is residential or commercial. You’re welcome to view this explanatory video from LiftMaster. Monitor your garage door and house lights from near or far with the LiftMaster MyQ Home Control App.NEED HELP?For your safety and that of your loved ones, we recommend you contact us to evaluate your current situation and see whether or not you can install this very useful WiFi app. Get a free written quotation to learn the cost of the 3 possible options.Get a Free QuoteContact-us  So what exactly is this application? Door opener technology for both residential and commercial uses has rapidly evolved in the last few years. Thanks to a Wi-Fi application, you can open and close your garage door remotely, anywhere in the world. As well, you can ensure that your garage door is in fact closed if you left home a little too quickly this morning. You are able to open and close your door for someone you have given permission to enter your house, such as a child, a parent, or a technician to repair a home appliance.  Can I install it on my current garage door opener?Yes, if you have a door opener manufactured after 1993, and if it is the brand LiftMaster, Chamberlain or Mastercraft (Sears). There are also other brands that you can add this application to. Visit our FAQ section on this subject.MyQTM AppWhat are my possible options?LiftMaster provides up to 3 possible options for accessing this application. See this document.MyQ… Easy to set up.What do I have to do to install this app on my smartphone, tablet or computer?If your door opener already has the accessories needed to install the MyQ app, you first have to open an account and follow the necessary instructions. Click on this link or watch this video. Internet Gateway (828LM)Universal Garage Door Smartphone Controller (821LM)
  • To begin with, it is important to understand that since 1993 in the US, and 1994 in Canada, all residential (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:100px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-100px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } Photo-cell safety beams: what are they and why are they so important on my garage door?  To begin with, it is important to understand that since 1993 in the US, and 1994 in Canada, all residential door openers have come with two reversal systems for your increased safety.The first one is mechanical: if the bottom section of descending door hits an object, the motor detects the resistance and the door reverses.The second is photoelectric: it consists of two units installed about 4 inches from the floor, on each side of the door. One unit emits an infrared beam, invisible to the naked eye. The other unit is a reflector. If something breaks the beam while the door is closing, the opener motor automatically reverses direction and opens the door.It could be the case that your current door opener doesn’t have a photoelectric reversal system based on when you bought it. You cannot add one to it because it wasn’t designed to have this option added. NEED HELP?To ensure that your two reversal systems are working correctly, contact us.Get a Free Quote Contact Us  I pushed the button to close my door. It lowers only a few feet then opens. What exactly is going on?This is an obvious sign that beam of your photoelectric reversal system is out of alignment. Simply reposition one of the two units. If you have a wall control panel (and not a door bell), you will notice a flashing indicator light. By repositioning one of the two units, this light will stop flashing. Also, it could happen that, based on the orientation of your garage door compared to the sun, this could affect the correct operation of the photoelectric system. For a short period of time, when the sun’s rays hit the receptor unit of the photoelectric system, the system will be affected so that it reacts like an object is passing in the beam. In this case, your door will not close. The solution: reverse the two units so that the receptor isn’t in the sun, or install a shield to stop the sun from interfering with the operation of the beam. Read more about the maintenance to perform on your door opener. Are there photoelectric reversal systems for my commercial door openers? Yes, there are several available based on your type of day-to-day operations. In 2010, the UL-325 standard was modified to reflect user safety. Since then, LiftMaster has added a photoelectric reversal system (CPS-U) to its commercial door openers. I am the manager of a condominium building. What safety accessories do you suggest I install? With an HCT door opener from LiftMaster, other than the accessories controlling the open and close time, you can add : a pneumatic edge system (OES-SD24): when the bottom section comes in contact with an object, the pneumatic system sends an electric signal to the motor that reverses the path of the door. a photoelectric system (CPS) : There are four different models depending on the width of the door and the amount of protection you are looking for.  What should I do if the wire leading to a unit of my residential door opener’s photoelectric system is severed? It all depends where the wire is cut. If it is at the entry to the unit, the fact that its plastic housing is sealed and cannot be opened means a new unit must be purchased and the wire from the unit reconnected to that leading to the motor. If it is severed a few inches from the unit, you just need to strip the wires, reconnect them and wrap it all with black electrical tape.Can I replace just one unit of my photoelectric reversal system? Unfortunately, no. Both units must be changed because door opener manufacturers only offer them in pairs. However, don’t delay in changing your photoelectric system. This is for your safety. Replacing the two units takes just a little time, maybe only 20 to 30 minutes.Photocell Reverse System (residential door)  Protector system (residential) Photo-eye reverse system (commercial)  Pneumatic reverse system (commercial)Monitored Dual-sided photo eyes (commercial)
  • We can QUICKLY replace garage door sections (panels) damaged or broken from an accident, whatever (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:100px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-100px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } Replacement panels (garage door sections)Looking for garage door panel replacement?  We can QUICKLY replace garage door sections (panels) damaged or broken from an accident, whatever type of door you have: residential, commercial, industrial or agricultural. NEED HELP?Call us to get pricing or other information.Get a free quoteFind a dealerCan I replace only the damaged section of my door?Whether a bottom section or one in the middle is damaged, we can replace them promptly. No matter what happened, you only have to replace the damaged section without having to replace the whole door. However there is a rule of thumb: if you have 2 or more damaged sections, the replacement cost for these 2 is almost the same as a completely new door.If I replace the broken section, what will happen to the colour of my door?Depending on the age of your door, it’s possible, that by replacing only the damaged section with the original door colour, there will be a colour difference, especially in the sheen of the door. To lessen this effect, you can wax the undamaged sections with car wax in order to give an equal shine to every part of your door.Can I replace the damaged sections myself?YES, if you have good knowledge of the workings of a garage door. However, we don’t recommend it. Often, it is the bottom section of the door that your car hit when you backed out of the garage too fast. This section is connected to your spring (counterweight) system which is under extreme tension. Any mishandling of this section can cause serious injuries.And if I need to replace my whole garage door?Is your garage door so damaged that you need to replace more than a couple sections? Or is it too old for you to be able to get replacement sections? We suggest replacing the door with a new one. To assist you in making an informed choice, we provide you a quotation with up to three alternate prices.
  • Are you looking to bring some rustic, country charm to your garage door? We have the just the hardware items, reminiscent of wrought iron, to bring the look of those carriage house (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:20px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-30px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } STANDARD Decorative hardware: how do I install it on my garage door?  Are you looking to bring some rustic, country charm to your garage door? We have the just the hardware items, reminiscent of wrought iron, to bring the look of those carriage house doors of days gone by. Here are some tips on decorating the entire exterior of your house.NEED HELP?To ensure that you use the right parts on your garage door, we recommend you contact us so we can evaluate your current situation. As well, we can give you a free written quote.Get a free quoteCall us  What size are the hinges and handles?This decorative kit consists of : 4 horizontal hinges (16’’ long, 2’’ wide)2 vertical handles (11’’ long, 2’’ wide)1 lift handle (8 ¾’’ long, 1 5/8’’ wide)In Black onlyEverything is screwed onto the door. The kit can be installed on an existing door.Decorative hardware,Standard modelCan I install them myself?YES… of course. These decorative hardware items can be installed by you. We would be happy to provide you with the installation instructions you need, or we can do it for you. Contact us or go to our Design Centre and create your own garage door. Build your doorEastman Estate door with Standard deco hardware
  • We carry different types of high quality and effective bottom weatherstripping for whatever type of garage (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:20px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-100px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } The weatherstripping on the bottom of my garage door is broken: what types of bottom weatherstripping do you carry? We carry different types of high quality and effective bottom weatherstripping for whatever type of garage door you have: residential, commercial, industrial or agricultural.  Bottom weatherstrippingin PVCWe have double-lip weatherstripping, including our ThermoBlokTM model that comes equipped with screw covers. All of our weatherstripping remains effective during very cold weather, keeping its elasticity even when the temperature is -22°F or -30°C. Bottom weatherstrippingin aluminumWe also carry weatherstripping which has its base in rigid aluminum holding a double-lip strip of arctic vinyl. The strip is made of PVC that stays flexible even at very low temperatures.  NEED HELP?To make sure you are buyng the right replacement part, we recommend you contact us to evaluate your current setup. We can also provide you with a free written quotation.Get a Free QuoteContact-usCan I replace my bottom weatherstripping myself?Yes… Whether what you currently have on your door is made in one piece (base + U-shaped weatherstripping) or in two (PVC or aluminum base + U-shaped weatherstripping), we have the replacement parts you need. In addition, it would be our pleasure to give you some tips to make the installation easier.Are all U-shaped weatherstripping models the same?No… We use products that stand up to harsh Canadian winters. To convince you of this, ask for a sample of weatherstripping that is “more economic” than what we carry, and put it in your freezer for 48 hours. Then, take it out and examine the elasticity of the strip. You’ll be surprised by the low quality of some U-shaped weatherstripping found on the market today.How should I take care of my perimeter weatherstripping?We recommend reading the general instructions for maintenance of your garage door. Don’t forget an important point: U-shaped weatherstripping is made of PVC. Applying a petroleum-based lubricant will greatly impair the effectiveness and elasticity of the weatherstripping. The petroleum affects the PVC by hardening it over time. Always use a silicone-based lubricant, like the one we carry in our store.PVC bottom weatherstripping  Aluminum bottom weatherstripping,4 ¾’’ U seal (121 mm)Aluminum bottom weatherstrippingOne-piece bottom weatherstripping  Aluminum base bottom weather seal forwood garage doors
  • Hinges come in different formats, sizes and thicknesses (gauge) based on the dimensions of the garage door (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:20px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; padding-bottom:10px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } What are the different types of hinges for garage doors?  Hinges come in different formats, sizes and thicknesses (gauge) based on the dimensions of the garage door and if it is equipped with windows or with all-windowed panoramic sections. Hinges are normally identified (stamped) with numbers from 1 to 10, indicating their installation location on the garage door.  NEED HELP?For your safety and that of your loved ones, we recommend that you contact a garage door technician to evaluate the state of your whole door system or to replace a defective part. Get a free written estimate.Get a Free QuoteContact us  Are there different qualities for hinges?Hinge quality is measured by the thickness of the steel used. This is measured in gauge: the lower the number, the thicker the steel. Ask for hinges with a thickness of at least 14 gauge for your residential door.  Can I extend the life of my hinges?YES, by lubricating the moving parts twice a year. See our maintenance guide.  Can I change a broken hinge by myself?Yes, if it happens to be a hinge located in the middle of the door. Make sure that your electric garage door opener is deactivated (unplugged from the electrical outlet) so that no one can open the door with a remote control during your repair work.However, we strongly recommend you contact us as soon as possible if you discover that another hinge is broken or on the verge of falling off. Immediately block access to the door to ensure that no one can use it. Then, let us do that repair work instead of undertaking it yourself.We provide prompt repair service because we keep necessary replacement parts in our warehouse. In addition, we guarantee both our work and the parts that are changed. We also use our visit to adjust other components that could fail. If we see that there are other parts that need changing, we will notify you before doing any work and provide you with the approximate replacement cost. 
  • There are three types: (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } div.rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:100px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-100px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } What different types of rollers are available for a residential or commercial garage door?  Residential rollersThere are three types: In Black PVC: quiet and without ball bearings. Recommended for doors under 10 ft. / 3 m. in width.In steel: with ball bearings. Ask for rollers with at least 10 ball bearings. In PVC-covered steel: quieter, for single or double doors, with 11 ball bearings.99% of residential doors come with 2 in. (50 mm) diameter rollers. Commercial and industrial rollersFirst and foremost, in steel, for 2 or 3 inch hardware, for single or double hinges. Rollers come in diameters of 2 or 3 inches (50 or 76 mm). Special uses:Car or truck wash: rubber rollers for heavy-duty applications and better protection from rust.Precision rollers: for very large doors.  NEED HELP?For your safety and that of your loved ones, we recommend that you contact a garage door technician to evaluate the state of your rollers or to replace them. Get a free written quote.Find a DealerCan I extend the life of my rollers?Yes, by lubricating them twice a year. Remember that a roller must roll, not slide, in the track. View our Maintenance Guide.Can I change a broken roller by myself?Yes, just so long it isn’t the roller at the bottom of the door. Also ensure that your electric garage door opener is disabled (disconnected from the electric outlet) so that no one can open the door with a remote control. However, we do not recommend it. If you notice that a roller is broken or on the verge of falling off, contact us as soon as possible so we can come and correct the situation. Immediately block the door to be sure that no one else uses it. The repair service we provide is prompt because we keep the necessary spare parts in our warehouse. As well, we guarantee both our work and the parts to be changed. We also take advantage of our visit to adjust any other components that may be failing. If we see that there are other parts that need replacing, we will contact you before changing them and will give you an estimate of the replacement costs. Steel rollers  Steel rollers with white nylon coveringsBlack PVC rollers Precision rollers  Rubber rollersIndustrial rollers
  • It depends of the use… Would you like to attached to your house, a garage in your backyard, or even a garden shed? We carry Garaga garage door models from 4 to 20 feet wide (...)Read more .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:100px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-100px; padding-bottom:5px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } hr { display: block; -webkit-margin-before: 0.5em; -webkit-margin-after: 0.5em; -webkit-margin-start: auto; -webkit-margin-end: auto; border-style: inset; border-width: 0.5px; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } What is the standard garage door size?  It depends of the use… Would you like to build a garage attached to your house, a garage in your backyard, or even a garden shed? We carry Garaga garage door models from 4 to 20 feet wide, to the nearest inch, so you’re sure to find the size you want.One of the great advantages with Garaga garage doors is that, since each door is custom made, you won’t be charged extra to get the exact dimensions you need. Let’s start with the different options:SINGLE GARAGE DOOR:For an approximately 12’ X 22’ detached garage or one attached to your house, the most common width is 8 or 9 feet. As for the height, it is 7 or 8 feet. However, in terms of height, it can go up to 12 feet to accommodate an RV.The ideal size for an 8’ X 14’ garden shed is a 6’ X 6’ 6” garage door.  DOUBLE GARAGE DOOR:For an approximately 18’ X 24’ detached garage or one attached to your house, the most often seen width is 16 feet. For height, we are talking about 7 or 8 feet. Depending on your needs, the height can go up to 10 feet.  Built your door Two single garage doors or one double garage door?A question of DESIGN:When you have a double garage door and it is on the front of your home, the door becomes a major element of your home’s design. By putting 2 doors, you put less emphasis on them, giving more balance between the garage doors and the rest of the house. It is all a question of taste.A question of PRATICALITY:If, for one reason or another, your 16-foot-wide door cannot open, two cars could be stuck in your garage. It’s almost impossible for the same situation to arise if there are 2 doors.If you live in a place where winters are frigid, opening a double garage door lets more cold air into the garage, quickly dropping the interior temperature. Less cold air enters if you only open a single door.If you live in a place where winters are frigid, opening a double garage door lets more cold air into the garage, quickly dropping the interior temperature. Less cold air enters if you only open a single door.A difference in COST:The price for two single doors comes to practically the same as for a double door. This being said, if you want electric openers on both doors, obviously two openers will cost more than a single one.Built your doorGet a Free QuotationWhy choose a Garaga garage door?With made-to-measure garage doors, ranging from 4 to 20 feet wide (to the nearest inch) and 6 to 12 feet high (in 3-inch increments), you avoid carpenter fees for preparing the doorframe.You can have insulated doors, with thermal resistance factors of R-10, 12 or 16, so that your heated garage stays warmer, saving you on energy bills. Are you ready to get started tomorrow?Contact us now to help you plan your project. We can supply you with instructions on how to prepare your doorframe and the required clearances.Built your doorGet a Free Quotation
  • Are you looking to bring some rustic, country charm to your garage door? We have the just the hardware items, reminiscent of wrought iron, to bring the look (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:100px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-100px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } What type of decorative hardware can I use with my garage door?  Are you looking to bring some rustic, country charm to your garage door? We have the just the hardware items, reminiscent of wrought iron, to bring the look of those carriage house doors of days gone by. What’s more, you can install this decorative hardware yourself. We would be happy to provide you with the installation instructions you need, or we can do it for you. Contact us. Here is a partial list of the parts and accessories that we keep in inventory : StandardFleur de lysCottageDoor knockersNEED HELP?To determine exactly which decorative hardware kit is most suitable for the architectural style of your home, contact us.Get a free quoteCall us  Decorative Hardware,"Standard" modelDecorative Hardware,"Fleur de Lys" modelDecorative Hardware"Cottage" model Door KnockersNorth Hatley door with Deco Hardware
  • We carry different types of effective, high-performance perimeter weatherstripping for whatever type of (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; margin-top: 30px; padding-top: 30px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } What type of perimeter weatherstripping should I use for my garage door?   We carry different types of effective, high-performance perimeter weatherstripping for whatever type of garage door you have: residential, commercial, industrial or agricultural. For your residential doorsWe have double blade weatherstripping, including our ThermoBlokTM model equipped with screw covers. It remains effective even during the coldest weather and keeps its elasticity when temperature fall to -22°F (-30°C). For your commercial, industrial or agricultural doorsFor these uses, we provide an arctic-type weather seal which has a rigid aluminum base equipped with double blade weatherstripping. The weatherstripping is made of PVC that stays flexible even at very cold temperatures. NEED HELP?So that you are sure of buying the right replacement part, contact us so we can evaluate your current situation. Then, get a free written quotation from us. Get a Free QuoteContact us  Can I replace my perimeter weatherstripping by myself? Yes, and we would be happy to give you some tips to make the installation easier.  Are the double blades the same on all weatherstripping? No. We use products that are very resistant to the harsh Canadian climate. To convince you of the difference, ask for a sample of a more “economical” weatherstripping than ours and put it in the freezer for at least 48 hours. After that time, take it out and note its elasticity. You’ll be surprised at the low quality of some weatherstripping found on the market.  How should I take care of my perimeter weatherstripping?We suggest you read the general instructions for maintaining your garage door. Remember one important point: weatherstripping is made of PVC. The application of a petroleum-based lubricant will seriously impact the effectiveness and elasticity of the weatherstripping. Petroleum causes the PVC to harden over time. Instead, always use a silicone-based lubricant, like the one we carry in our store.  ThermaBlok Weatherseal Dual Flap Nail-On Weatherseal Commercial Weatherseal CF-101 Industrial Weatherseal CF-303
  • This spring system is located either above the garage door opening for a standard lift, or at the ends of (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:20px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-100px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } What types of lift spring can be used on agarage door?  TORSIONThis spring system is located either above the garage door opening for a standard lift, or at the ends of the horizontal tracks for a low headroom lift (double horizontal rails).A TORSION system requires more headroom (standard: 12" / 30 cm; low headroom: 4" / 10 cm) above the door. Add 2 inches (5 cm) if you plan on installing an electric door opener.Because a torsion spring is installed in a shaft and thus stays in place if it breaks, it is safer.It is recommended for doors over 14' / 4.3 m wide.A torsion system is quieter than an extension system.  EXTENSIONThis spring system is installed over the two horizontal tracks.It needs less headroom space (8" / 20 cm). Add 2 inches (50 mm) if you plan to install an electric door opener.The installation of safety cables is strongly recommended with this system. If the spring breaks, these cables will hold the spring in place.Not used for doors over 8 ft / 2.4 m high.   NEED HELP?For your safety and that of your loved ones, we recommend contacting one of our garage door technicians to evaluate the state or possible replacement of your spring system. You can also get a free written estimation.Get a Free QuoteContact us   How long does a spring last?Springs for residential doors typically have a life span of around 10,000 cycles (1 cycle = 1 opening/closing). Depending how often you use your door, this means, on average, 6 to 7 years.What can cause a spring to break?Occasionally, there is a manufacturing defect, especially seen in the first two years, but normally it’s wear and tear that can cause a spring to break. In addition, if your garage is very humid, it may cause rust to form on the springs, reducing their lifespan. In this case, we can provide you with galvanized springs that are well suited for this condition. Lastly, very cold temperatures, under -40 F / -200 C, may cause a number of springs to break when we most need our cars.It must be remembered that your spring system is calibrated based on the total weight of the door, on average 150 lb. / 68 kg for a single door, and more if we are talking about a door in solid wood.Can we foresee that a spring will break?Not really… It’s like a lightbulb that stop working with no warning.I have a door opener, so it’s not serious if my spring breaks,is it?A door opener only does what you would do manually. Your garage door must always be well balanced by the spring system. A well-balanced door weighs about 8 to 10 lb. / 3.5 to 4.5 kg, and can be lifted with only one hand.If you door seems to weigh more than that, you’ve identified a major problem. It is very likely that your spring system is out of balance. Contact us without delay.Don’t forget that if your door opener can lift up to 250 lb. / 110 kg, it can also push this same weight down which could really put you at significant risk.Can I extend the life of my springs?Yes, by correctly lubricating them. See our installation manual.Is it possible for me to change a spring by myself?We don’t recommend it because, as explained in the previous points, the entire weight of the door is transferred onto the spring system and the anchor plate that holds it. All of this is under extreme tension (lower hinge – lifting cable – drum – spring). If you notice that a spring is broken and you have a door opener, you can, as a temporary fix, open the door with the door opener to get a car out. However, contact us as soon as possible to correct this situation. Place the door off limits immediately so that it can’t be used by anyone.We provide prompt repair services because we keep all the necessary replacement parts in inventory. What’s more, we guarantee our work and the parts to be changed. We will also take advantage of our visit to adjust other components that may be in need. If we see that other parts require changing, we will contact you before doing any work and give you an idea of the replacement cost.TORSION Springs (Standard Lift) TORSION Springs (Warehouse) EXTENSION Springs (Standard Lift) EXTENSION Springs (Warehouse)
  • Garaga provides two types of lubricants to keep your garage door working smoothly.(...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:20px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-100px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } What types of lubricants for garage doors are found on the market? Garaga provides two types of lubricants to keep your garage door working smoothly. Metal lubricantThis petroleum-based lubricant is designed to protect all the metal hardware components of your garage door. It protects your rollers, hinges and your spring system against rust, but especially reduces the noises caused by parts rubbing against each other. Lubricant for metal partsWeatherstripping lubricantGaraga has developed a silicone-based lubricant for protecting all your weatherstripping against premature wear and tear. For your perimeter frame weather seal in PVC, your bottom weatherstripping, or your weather seal between sections, apply it to protect from among other things, ultraviolet rays. As this lubricant is silicone-based, it collects no dust or dirt. Lubricant for PVC partsNEED HELP? For your safety and that of your loved ones, we recommend that you contact a garage door technician to evaluate the state of your whole door system or to replace a defective part. Get a free written estimate.Get a Free QuoteContact Us    Why can’t the lubricant “WD-40” be used on my garage door?This product is a degreaser and not a lubricant. For a bolt completely rusted in place, use it. However, use a petroleum-based lubricant for long-term effectiveness. Lastly, never apply this product to any PVC components. You will break down the elasticity of the PVC that will harden in the short term. Should I perform regular maintenance on my garage door?Yes. Garaga recommends doing preventive maintenance every 18 months, starting 2 years after your purchase, or 2 times a year if your door is over 2 years old. Carry out this maintenance at the start of spring and before winter arrives. View our maintenance manual for further information.Also, take a look at this useful blog. If you want to evaluate whether your garage door needs professional adjustments from a technician, see this one.But if I don’t have the time, can you do it for me?But if I don’t have the time, can you do it for me?If you are too busy, we can come and give your system a tune-up. For a small fee, our professional technicians will carry out a 10-point verification of your whole garage door system including lubricating and making any needed adjustments. If any defective part needs to be changed, you will always be consulted before it is replaced.Contact us to get this tune-up… just like you would do for your car.
  • We can provide you with remote transmitters (remotes, remote controls) to work with LiftMaster,(...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:20px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-100px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } What types of remote transmitters (remotes, remote controls) can I use with my garage door?  We can provide you with remote transmitters (remotes, remote controls) to work with LiftMaster, Chamberlain or Mastercraft (Sears) brand door openers. We also have 3-button mini remotes that can be put on your keyring. As well, there is a universal remote transmitter (375UT) for other brands of door openers. NEED HELP?For your peace of mind and to learn what parts are compatible with your model of door opener, contact us. Get a Free Quote Contact us  3-button remote controlMini remote (keyring)  Universal remote (2 buttons)Universal receiver withremote control (1 button)  I need an extra remote control – what should I do? Based on the number of garage doors you have, there are remote controls with 1 to 3 buttons that can be used for 1 to 3 garage doors. If you wish to replace your remote or you need an extra one, we need the model number of your door opener and its serial number. You don’t know where that is? Here’s how to find it! If you aren’t sure of the model, we can identify it with your remote. If I don’t have a LiftMaster, Chamberlain or Mastercraft brand door opener, what can I do?If your door opener was manufactured after 1993, it was probably made with a rolling code system. This means that each time you operate your remote control, it uses a different code from the previous time. Before this date, remote controls came with a unique code with clips (+, 0, -). As well, there is a universal remote transmitter (375UT) that can be programmed to be used with your door opener. Can I use remote transmitters with my commercial door openers? If you have LiftMaster brand door openers, based on their date of manufacture, there is a way to add remote transmitters. If you have another brand of door opener, there is still a way to add a transmitter/receiver system enabling you to operate your garage doors with a remote control.I live in a condo building. Is there a way for each owner to have their own remote control? Yes, and it’s much better than having a magnetic card or key system. Based on the door opener model that was installed on your garage door, a remote control system (STAR1000) can be installed, supporting up to 1000 users. How do I program my remote (remote transmitter)?If you have a LiftMaster, Chamberlain or Mastercraft brand door opener, see the article How do I program my remote control? for more information.How do I program the HomelinkTM system from my car?If you have a system like this in your car, visit http://www.homelink.com/ or contact your car dealer. Remote control replacement batteries – where can I find them? Depending on the age or your door opener, you could need a 3-volt coin-shaped, 9-volt rectangular or 12-volt cylindrical battery. If you aren’t sure about the model of battery you need, we can find out for you. Can someone intercept the radio signal from my remote control and open my garage door when I’m absent? If your remote isn’t equipped with a rolling code protection system, it could happen. Read this other question in our FAQ section to fully understand the situation. Finally, LiftMaster/Chamberlain has the MyQTM system. This is an extremely secure system, allowing you to open and close your garage door using a web-based application (IOS, Google Play or Android) on your computer, tablet or smart phone.
  • Definitely yes… and it’s proven. As your garage door is often 30 to 40% of your home’s façade, if it has (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:20px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:-100px; padding-bottom:30px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } Will adding windows to my garage door really enhance its look?  Definitely yes… and it’s proven. As your garage door is often 30 to 40% of your home’s façade, if it has attractive decorative windows that go with your main entry door, you’ll be surprised at the “wow” factor you’ll generate. What’s more, your real estate agent will let you know that if the garage door is eye-catching and attractive, you’ll be able to sell your house faster.We carry an extensive range of window models and sizes to coordinate wonderfully with the architectural style of your residence.NEED HELP? To help you in making an informed choice about adding windows to your new garage door, contact us. What’s more, we can give you a free quote.Get a free quoteContact usCan I match everything with the windows of my house?Certainly! Bring along a few photos of your house or your architect’s plan, and we’ll show you the most appropriate garage door window model that goes well with your home’s windows and entry door. For instance, if the window in your entry door has glass with a sandblasted ink finish, you can match that with the windows in your garage door.Should I place my windows in the 3rd or the 4th section?Based on the architectural style of your home, here are a few factors to keep in mind:If you are looking for a certain degree of privacy or security while letting in daylight, the top section is the best locationIf you want windows for looking outside or inside the garage, the 3rd section of your door is the perfect place.If the 3rd section is where you want to put them but you want to keep some privacy, request mirror or dark gray tinted panes. With these you can see outside well but it is very difficult to look in.The best way to know what your new garage door will look like is to view it by using our Design Centre.BUILD YOUR DOORWill putting windows in my garage door affect the overall R-value of my garage door?Yes, and it depends on the quality of the windows you want to add. If you consider the R-value of your overall garage door system very important, we advise not adding windows. Probably the windows on the other walls will be sufficient to supply natural light to your garage. A sealed double pane window, commonly called thermo or thermopane, provides an R-2 level while a polyurethane-injected, 1 ¾" (45mm) Garaga door yields a value of R-16. Acadia 138, Carriage House SP model, 14’ x 8’, Ice White, Orion 8-lite windowsStandard+, MIX model, Standard unit (40" x 13") windows Standard+, North Hatley, (40" x 13") Orion 8-lite windows  
  • We carry several wireless exterior keypads (377LM, 387LM, 877LM, 877MAX) meant to simplify your life (...)Read more p.faq { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:left; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .rond { border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } .rond2 { border-width:1px; border-color:#000000; border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -webkit-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px 7px 7px 7px; } p.faq2 { font-family: 'Raleway'; font-style: normal; font-weight: 400; color: #000000; text-align:center; font-size: 10pt; line-height: 130%; } .hometipscontainer2 { background-color:#E7E7E7; -webkit-border-radius: 7px; -moz-border-radius: 7px; border-radius: 7px; padding-top:20px; padding-left:30px; padding-right:30px; margin-top:30px; padding-bottom:20px; position:relative; z-index:1; } .PictureOnTop2{ margin-top:40px; position:relative; z-index:2; } input[type=submit], input[type=reset] { border:1px solid #E20121; color: white; cursor:pointer; width: 150px; height: 30px; font-weight:bold; font-size:10pt; text-decoration:none; background-color: #E20121; } input[type=submit]:hover, input[type=reset]:hover { border:1px solid #828282; background-color: #828282; } Wireless exterior keypad: what is it exactly and how does it work?   We carry several wireless exterior keypads (377LM, 387LM, 877LM, 877MAX) meant to simplify your life. No longer will you need to enter your house in order to operate the door from the wall control panel. A keypad works just like a remote control transmitter (remote control). This type of keypad is very useful if you have a shed or a detached garage where you cannot install an access door (width of 36" / 91 cm). For LiftMaster, Chamberlain and Mastercraft (Sears) electric garage door openers, we are able to supply you with the exterior keypad that corresponds to the model of motor you have. NEED HELP?For peace of mind and to learn which keypad is compatible with which model of door opener, contact us.Get a Free QuoteContact Us  Access your garage and house without needing to use a key or remote control.Our universal wireless entry is designed to work with a wide range of garage door opener brands to enable convenient and safe access to your garage and your home.  Open or close your garage door without using a remote control or key. This keyless entry opens the door using a private 4-digit code you directly program into the device. This exterior keypad enables you to open or close your garage door without using a remote control or key. Plus, it works with all LiftMaster garage door openers made since 1993.  If my opener isn’t one of the brands mentioned above, what can I do?If your door opener is from Stanley, Genie, Linear, or Wayne-Dalton, there is a way to install a “universal” wireless keypad, the 387LM. If you have another brand of door opener, LiftMaster products are not compatible. If you are at all unsure, bring your remote control with a photo of your door opener to us at our store. We will then be able to evaluate whether or not a wireless exterior keypad can be added to your system.  Are there keypads for my commercial door openers?Yes… if you have a LiftMaster brand door opener. The KPW250 keypad is compatible with Security+ 2.0, Security+ and Linear Multi-Code 300 MHz technologies, up to 25 activations per day. It is powered by a 9-volt lithium battery and can keep up to 250 codes in memory. It has a blue backlit keypad that is easy to read in low light conditions. With its electronics fully sealed and meeting NEMA 4X water protection requirements, it is a good choice for damp locations.  I live in a condominium building, so can an exterior keypad be installed?Yes, and it’s much better than having a magnetic card or key system. We recommend the KPW250 keypad.  How do I program my exterior keypad?It’s fast and easy, just like your remote control transmitter (remote control). Click here to learn more.  Replacement batteries: where can I find them? If you have a LiftMaster, Chamberlain or Mastercraft keypad, you need a 9-volt, rectangular battery. We have these batteries in inventory at our store.  Can someone intercept the radio signal coming from my keypad and come and open my garage door while I’m away?Not if you have a LiftMaster, Chamberlain or Mastercraft brand keypad. These keypads come with rolling codes. Recently, LiftMaster / Chamberlain has begun offering the MyQTM system which is very safe, allowing you to open or close your garage door by using an Internet application (IOS, Google Play or Android) on your computer, tablet or smart phone. If you have another concerns, click here to learn more.  

 

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