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Frequently Asked Questions About Garage Doors

Why Is My Garage Door Not Working?

Garage doors fail for a number of reasons, but one of the most common reasons for failure is wear. Over time and with excessive use, components wear out, including garage door opener motors, springs and belts or chains. Another reason why your garage door may not be working properly is an electrical or sensor issue. If your opener, the remote control, wall button or sensor that detects potential blockages are not functioning correctly, you may experience a disruption in service.

How Do I Open My Garage Door If My Power Is Out?

If your power goes out, you may feel trapped by an automatic garage door opener, but thankfully, most have a built-in safety pass-through that allows you to operate the door without electricity. Simply disconnect your opener and you should be able to use the lift handles to raise and lower the door. If the door is open and the garage door opener won’t close it – releasing it from the opener could lead to a dangerous fall of the door. Contact Chapman’s as soon as possible.

Can I Fix My Garage Door Myself?

Depending on the problem, you certainly can fix your garage door yourself. In many cases, problems with residential and commercial garage doors are simple fixes, such as when something is blocking a sensor. In other situations, however, it makes more sense to rely on the professionals at Chapman’s Garage Doors. This is the case when you experience an electrical problem with your opener or when you have a door that won’t open, even after being disconnected from your garage door opener.

Can a New Garage Door Increase My Home’s Value?

A new door can absolutely increase your home’s value. Garage doors are some of the largest exterior features seen on a home, and having the right door can make a huge difference in how someone values your home. We provide a number of options in various styles and colors not only to match your home, but also to complement it and add value.

How Much Does a New Garage Door Cost?

New or replacement garage doors can range in price depending on the size and material of the door. Additionally, prices can change depending on garages that require multiple doors.
At Chapman’s, we offer a wide variety of garage doors in a number of sizes, styles, colors and materials so that our customers can find the right fit, and we’ll work with you to create the perfect solution for your residential or commercial needs.

How Does a Garage Door Protect My Home?

Garage doors provide protection for vehicles and indoor garage spaces, but they also deliver additional security that many people tend to overlook. In terms of home or business security, professional garage doors from Chapman’s act not only as a visual deterrent to criminals, but also as a physical one. Because our doors are properly sealed and employ the use of strong materials, criminals will typically avoid targeting them for unauthorized entry.

Do Garage Doors Require Maintenance?

While our residential and commercial garage doors operate virtually worry-free, we still recommend that our customers rely on us for routine garage door maintenance. Our experts can inspect all aspects of your garage, including your opener, your sensors, your springs and more to ensure that you will be able to enjoy the convenience that your garage provides all year long.
Contact Chapman’s Garage Doors, Inc. to learn more answers to frequently asked questions about garage door repair and maintenance. Call 361-852-7236.