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FAQ

Garage doors may be a common appliance in our lives, but they are not always as straight forward or simple as they look. Below is a list of frequently asked questions regarding ArmRLite garage doors as well as general garage door questions from our industry.

ArmRLite’s exclusive ADA Compliant Pass Door is available in either the Titan or Custom CI aluminum and glass models only. For a full set of requirements please visit our ADA Pass Door page or contact our sales and customer service department.

Yes. ArmRLite aluminum garage doors are available with either custom Kynar®/Duranar® finishes, RAL powder-coat finishes, or anodized finishes. If you can provide us with a color swatch, we can match it, or come as closely as possible, with a custom Kynar®/Duranar® 20-year warranty finish.

Not true at all. ArmRLite’s welded aluminum garage door models can accommodate up to 1″ thick insulated glazing safely and securely. No other manufacturer can offer 1″ thick insulated glass in their aluminum and glass sectional doors which would account for the confusion.

Yes you can. ArmRLite tags all of our doors with serial or WO#s which allow us to look up the original paperwork from when your door was first fabricated. We can manufacture replacement sections, tracks, and parts to match your original door. While competing manufacturers discontinue or modify their doors for cost benefits, ArmRLite has manufactured our welded aluminum doors constantly for more than 60 years! ArmRLite will never abandon our customers by phasing out our welded models. If you need a replacement part, please click here. It doesn’t matter if our door was installed 30 years ago or 3 weeks ago, ArmRLite has your back.

ArmRLite is the only garage door manufacturer that welds our aluminum extrusions. All other manufacturers use weaker fabrication methods such as self-tapping screws or thru-bolts in their aluminum and glass doors. Thru-bolts and screws weaken over time, resulting in sagging sections and a shorter operating life for a garage door. Welded sections do not separate and will keep sections together for decades. Due to our exclusive construction method, our garage doors consistently out perform against our competitors’ models and come with an unmatched 20 year welded frame warranty. For more information on what makes ArmRLite different than other overhead door manufacturers, check out our ArmRLite Advantage page.

Polystyrene offers a much lower insulation value than polyurethane and is most often used in making disposable coffee cups. Polyurethane expanding foam insulation in aluminum and glass garage doors is unique to ArmRLite and is incorporated into our Energy Efficiency Package.

R-Value is a measure of thermal resistance used in the building and construction industry. The higher the R-value of a product, the better the insulating performance.

Headroom is determined by measuring the space from the top of the garage door opening up to the lowest obstruction on the inside of the header wall. For example: If there is nothing between the top of the opening to the ceiling, then the ceiling would be the lowest obstruction. This measurement is used to determine the track type and set up required for a specific application. A garage door cannot be properly installed without sufficient headroom.

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Questions?
If you did not see your question answered, please contact our sales and customer service department. We would be happy to answer all questions regarding ArmRLite garage doors or any general garage door questions you may have.

~ The ArmRLite Overhead Doors Team