Frequently Asked Questions

Which garage door material is best for my home?

Access Garage Doors recommends considering your home’s architecture and surroundings, as well as the Chicago climate when choosing a garage door.

  • Aluminum garage doors are ideal for humid environments and offer a more modern and contemporary look.
  • Steel garage doors offer the widest range of color and insulation options and are available in various price ranges to suit any budget.
  • Wood garage doors made of cedar, or redwood will add a unique and distinguished look to any residence but require consistent maintenance.
  • Composite wood doors are more moisture resistant and will not crack or rot as easily.

Is a garage door opener included with my purchase?

A garage door opener is a separate purchase and not automatically included with your new door. Access Garage Doors offers a wide selection of opener and other accessories in price ranges to suit any budget.

How can I best maintain my garage door system?

Periodic inspections are necessary to ensure proper functioning and safety. Access Garage Doors recommends an annual inspection of your garage door opener system performed by professionals. In between maintenance checks of your system, routinely ensure that the rolling track and moving door area is clear of debris or other items such as shovels or lawn equipment.

Should I purchase an insulated garage door?

An insulated garage door is recommended particularly when a room is located above the garage in order to reduce energy costs. Garage door insulation technology has improved significantly and now includes improved sealing methods for peak energy efficiency.

Are Access Garage Doors garage door systems safe?

Access Garage Doors offers garage doors with additional bracing and reinforced hardware for additional protection under extreme climate conditions. Ask our representatives for more information about special ‘storm doors’ available to Chicago clients.

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