Headroom refers to the distance between the top of the door and the lowest point of the ceiling or any obstruction such as a garage door opener rail, pipes, or ductwork.
The window section can be placed in either the third section (second from top) or the fourth (top) section.
The lower the gauge, the thicker (and stronger) the steel. For example, 24-gauge steel is thicker than 27-gauge steel. However, a “sandwich” constructed door with two 27-gauge steel skins bonded to an insulated core is stronger than a “steel frame” door with a single 24-gauge steel skin.
Steelead steel garage doors can be painted with any high quality exterior latex paint. Do not use an oil based paint. Wood garage doors must be painted/stained on all sides prior to installation. Most models are available factory primed. Steelead recommends wood garage doors be re-painted every 1 to 2 years (more frequent refinishing may be required in high moisture areas).
a. “C” Clamps or Locking Pliers
d. Tape Measure
f. Socket Wrench Kit
R-value is a measurement of thermal efficiency of a garage door, or how well it insulates. Insulation is an important factor to consider when purchasing a garage door. If you plan to spend a lot of time in your garage, or if you have a room directly above or adjacent to your garage, you will want to purchase a garage door that offers a high R-value. If your garage is not attached to your house, or you are not concerned with insulation, you can purchase a door with a lower R-value or no garage door insulation at all.
R-Value of Clopay Garage Door Models.
It depends on the type of spring system that will be installed with your new garage door. For extension springs, a minimum of 120mm is required for your garage doors to operate. Torsion springs require 220mm.
Yes! Low headroom kits are available from your local garage door dealer or retailer. If your garage doors came with extension springs, the necessary headroom can be reduced to 80mm. Torsion spring systems can be reduced to 120mm.
Unwinding standard torsion springs requires specific tools and training. Due to the dangerous nature of this process, we recommend you contact a local garage door professional to remove the tension from the springs.
Backroom refers to the distance from the garage door to the back wall of the garage. The door height plus 800mm is required for proper door installation.
Standard door widths are 8′, 9′, 10′, 12′, 14′, 15′, 16′, 18’and 19′. Some models can be custom ordered in 2″ increments. Standard door heights are from in 3″ increments.
The rough opening should be the same size as the garage door you wish to purchase. The garage door fits against the opening from the inside. The rough opening should be finished with an exterior perimeter seal or stop molding to seal out rain and wind.
To avoid installation problems that could result in personal injury or property damage, use only the track and springs specified and supplied with your new garage door. Do not attempt to reuse the old track, springs, or hardware. Failure to use all supplied hardware will void the factory warranty.
Normally, garage doors will hang about 4 to 6 inches into the opening. This helps keep tension on the cable so it does not separate from the cable drum or pulley. If your garage door operates with an electric opener, it can be adjusted so the door is pulled completely even with the opening, if necessary, to provide additional clearance for a vehicle.
Sideroom refers to the measurement from each side of the garage door opening, outward to the nearest wall or obstruction within the garage. Allow 80mm on either side of the door for standard extension.
The Steelead garage door package includes the sections, track, spring assembly, and hardware required for door installation.
Yes. These garage doors feature added steel reinforcement struts, upgraded springing and heavy-duty commercial grade track and rollers to meet wind speeds and gusts from 75 mph to 170 mph.
Your garage door is the largest moving part on your home, and perhaps the hardest working, being raised and lowered an average of six times per day. Like any other area of the home, it needs regular inspections and maintenance. We suggest that you perform the recommended garage door maintenance as listed in your installation manual on an annual basis.
If you are reasonably handy and follow the detailed instructions in your installation manual, you can do some repairs yourself. Some of the parts that may require repair include rollers, bottom seal, hinges, lift handles, windows and window inserts. However, we strongly recommend that replacing springs, door sections, tracks and operators be handled by a garage door professional.
Yes, replacement sections for steel garage doors and wood garage doors are available.. Exposure to the elements can alter the color of a garage door over time; so the replacement section may not be a perfect match. So, painting needed after replacement.
Just about any opener can be installed with your new garage door And remember: reinforce your garage doors before attaching the automatic opener!
Consult us and we will determine the type of spring system that comes standard with your door.
Acrylic windows and aluminum panels are available. We can also accommodate special order glazing requests.
Generally, 600N for the door within 8sqm,800N for the door from 8sqm-12sqm and 1000N for the door from 12sqm-14sqms. Remember to reinforce the garage door prior to attaching the garage door opener.