Quick FAQs

Garage Doors are complicated, we know. We also know you’re looking for uncomplicated answers or solutions for your garage door needs. Here are 365 Garage Door’s most frequently asked questions that may just save you some money.

1What is R-Value?

A garage door’s R-value represents its ability to slow the transmission of heat. A higher R-value means a slower transmission of heat, which means less cold air leaking into your garage in the winter and less heat invading your garage in the summer. When it comes to R-values for garage doors, the higher the better! The “R” stands for “resistance” and refers to the resistance a material has to heat flow or temperature conduction. 

2How do I Program my Garage Door Remote Control?

A LiftMaster remote control can be programmed to activate many devices, including garage door openers, gate operators, commercial door openers, and external wired-in receivers. Here’s how you program a standard garage door opener remote made by LiftMaster.

  1. Locate the "Learn" button on your garage door opener. It's on the same side as the antenna. You might have to remove the light lens to access it. The button may be either green, orange, red, purple, or yellow, and beside it is a small LED.
  2. Press and release the “Learn” button.
  3. Within 30 seconds of pressing the "Learn" button, press and hold the button you wish to program on the remote control for three seconds, then release.
  4. The LED indicator light will turn off and/or the garage door operator lights will blink to indicate that programming was successful.

 It’s as easy as that!

3Will a New Garage Door Increase the Value of my Home?

Garage door replacement tops the list of home improvement with the best return on investment at resale, but homeowners hoping to get the biggest bang for their buck need to invest their upgrade dollars wisely by choosing a design that fits the architectural style and price point of their home.

Garage door replacement ranks high because it is relatively inexpensive, yet it has a significant impact on a home's curb appeal and perceived value, especially if there are multiple doors facing the street. Realtors say, if shoppers don't like what they see from the curb, chances are they won't waste time going inside.

4Why is my garage door not closing all the way?

If the garage door opens correctly but fails to close completely, there may be one of two common causes:

  1. The close-limit switch may need adjusting. Your garage door has set-limit switches that instruct the motor when to stop running—both when it is opening, and when it is closing. If the close-limit switch is set wrong, it may prevent the door from closing It can also cause the opener to reverse or pull back up when you attempt to close it.
  2. The safety sensors may need adjustment or realignment. Near the bottom of the door track on both sides are electronic eyes that require a clear line of view between them. If the sightlines are clear between the eyes, the door will close smoothly all the way to the floor. However, if anything is blocking the sightline, or if the brackets holding the electronic eyes are out of alignment, the door will fail to descend all the way. In most cases, the door will stop or reverse, and lights will flash to tell you there is a problem. Make sure there is nothing blocking the sight path between the electronic sensors, such as leaves, dust, and even direct sunlight. 
5Is Garage Door Repair Covered by Homeowners Insurance?

Before filing a claim, the first thing to check is your insurance policy. In most home insurance policies, garage doors are part of the coverage. You just need to check what the exact coverage is.

Most times, your insurance will cover any damage that you or your family members have made to the garage door. If a third-party is responsible, for instance when your neighbor accidentally hits your garage door, in that case, that person’s auto-insurance policy will cover the cost for repair or replacement.