Garage Door Repair in Carpentersville
Garage Door Installation & Repair
Residential Garage Door Repair
J&J Garage Door and Electric Openers

Phone: (224) 217-1631

Frequently Asked Questions

What material is best for garage doors?

The right material for a garage door depends on several factors. Some considerations include the style of architecture of your home, the surroundings, and the climate. Options for materials include aluminium, steel, and wood. We are happy to discuss your options and help you make the right decision for your home.

Garage Door Materials:

  • Aluminum – Garage doors made of aluminum look great on homes with a modern or contemporary architectural style. This material is well suited for humid climates.
  • Steel – This is a durable material that is great for residential, commercial, and industrial applications. The largest variety of options for color and insulation is found with steel doors. Steel is available in a wide range of prices, so you can find a door that will suit your needs for style and durability, as well as your budget.
  • Wood – These garage doors are generally constructed with either cedar or redwood. A wood garage door offers a distinguished and elegant appearance that enhances the architectural style of homes. The downside of this material is the need for frequent maintenance for the door to keep its appearance. Composite wood offers better resistance to moisture and won’t crack or rot as quickly as natural wood.

Does my new garage door come with a garage door opener?

No, garage door openers must be purchased separately. There are a variety of options available for garage door openers. We have openers and accessories to fit any budget.

What do I need to do for garage door maintenance?

Your garage door opener should be inspected periodically to ensure that it is safe and performing as it should. At J&J Garage Door and Electric Openers, we recommend annual inspections of garage doors and garage door openers. Our professionals offer this service for all types of residential and commercial garage doors and openers. IN the meantime, you should check your system on a regular basis to make sure that there is no debris, lawn tools, shovels, or other equipment blocking the track or moving areas of the door.

Do I need an insulated garage door?

We recommend insulated garage doors to our customers for several reasons, including energy efficiency and home comfort. An insulated door is particularly important for homes with rooms located above the garage in order to control home heating and cooling costs. In recent years, insulation technology for garage doors has vastly improved. Today’s insulated doors offer better sealing methods to maximize energy efficiency.

Are your garage door systems safe?

Yes, safety is our primary concern at J&J Garage Door and Electric Openers. We provide garage doors with reinforced hardware and additional bracing to ensure that the door system is safe, even under extreme weather conditions. Be sure to ask our sales representatives about our storm doors for your home or business.

What if I have a question not listed here?

We are always happy to answer your questions about any of our products and services. We encourage you to contact us at (224) 217-1631 with any questions and to schedule a free consultation for your new garage door.