Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I INSTALL MY LOCKSET?
HOW DO I INSTALL MY LOCKSET? For lock bars please refer to the "Lock Bar Assembly Instructions" file listed in the Installation Manual. For a cable lock please refer to the "Snap Latch Lock Assembly Instructions" file listed in the Installation Manual.
HOW MUCH DO GARAGE DOORS COST?
HOW MUCH DO GARAGE DOORS COST? The cost of a garage door depends on a number of factors such as: the model, size, material, decorative options and site conditions. Because pricing is constantly changing Please reach out and we will provide you the most up-to-date...
MY GARAGE DOOR “HANGS” IN THE OPENING – IS THAT NORMAL? CAN I FIX IT?
MY GARAGE DOOR “HANGS” IN THE OPENING – IS THAT NORMAL? CAN I FIX IT? 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...
WHAT HORSEPOWER GARAGE DOOR OPENER DO I NEED FOR MY GARAGE DOOR
WHAT HORSEPOWER GARAGE DOOR OPENER DO I NEED FOR MY GARAGE DOOR For Residential garage doors generally, a 1/3 horsepower opener is sufficient for a single-car garage door. A 1/3 or 1/2 horsepower opener is recommended for some of the heavier two-car garage doors. Remember to...
CAN I FIX MY GARAGE DOOR MYSELF?
CAN I FIX MY GARAGE DOOR MYSELF?Garage doors are built to last, but some parts do occasionally wear out or become damaged. 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...
WHAT TOOLS WILL I NEED TO INSTALL MY GARAGE DOORS?
WHAT TOOLS WILL I NEED TO INSTALL MY GARAGE DOORS? “C” Clamps or Locking PliersHammerScrewdriversTape MeasureLevelSocket Wrench KitFor commercial projects please include along with the above: Combination Open End Wench ¼"Impact driver
I AM CONSTRUCTING A NEW GARAGE; WHAT SIZE SHOULD THE ROUGH OPENING FOR MY GARAGE DOOR BE?
I AM CONSTRUCTING A NEW GARAGE; WHAT SIZE SHOULD THE ROUGH OPENING FOR MY GARAGE DOOR BE?Depending on the type of construction, the finished opening should be the same size as the door you wish to purchase. The door fits against the opening from the inside. The rough opening should be...
WHAT IS BACKROOM?
WHAT IS BACKROOM?Backroom refers to the distance from the garage door to the back wall of the garage. For residential garage doors, backroom is door height plus 18". For commercial door installation add the door height along with 23" for 2” track and 25” for 3”...
WHAT IS SIDEROOM?
WHAT IS SIDEROOM?Sideroom refers to the measurement from each side of the garage door opening, outward to the nearest wall or obstruction within the garage. Allow 3-3/4" on either side of the door for standard extension and torsion springs installation and 5-1/2" for residential...
I DO NOT HAVE THE NECESSARY AMOUNT OF HEADROOM. IS THERE SOMETHING I CAN DO?
I DO NOT HAVE THE NECESSARY AMOUNT OF HEADROOM. IS THERE SOMETHING I CAN DO?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 4-1/2”. Torsion...
HOW MUCH HEADROOM DO I NEED?
HOW MUCH HEADROOM DO I NEED? Residential headroom depends on the type of spring system that will be installed with your new garage door. For extension springs, a minimum of 10" is required for your garage doors to operate. Torsion springs require 12". Remember, these amounts are...
WHAT IS HEADROOM?
WHAT IS HEADROOM? 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.
How do I get my garage door repaired?
How do I get my garage door repaired?Garage doors are the largest moving object in your home and the most dangerous. Do not attempt to repair your own garage door. Contact a Sask Overhead Door Distributor to come repair your door. They are fully trained in how to repair your garage...
Can my garage door be painted?
Can my garage door be painted?Many of our residential garage doors can be painted. Please see your owner's manual for specific painting instructions. In addition, most of our commercial doors can be powder coated. We offer 197 powder coat colors to best complement the look of your home...
Can I replace a section of my door, or do I need to replace the whole door?
Can I replace a section of my door, or do I need to replace the whole door? Yes, replacing only a section of your garage door is possible in some cases; however, depending upon the damage involved, the entire door may need to be replaced. Contact a Sask OVerhead Door to evaluate your...
What is R-value, and how does it benefit me?
What is R-value, and how does it benefit me? R-Value is a measure of thermal efficiency, the higher the R-value the greater the insulating properties of the door. Sask Overhead Door along with its Suppliers uses a calculated door section R-value for our insulated doors. We have...