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The Ultimate Garage Door Installation Quiz
by Staff
You've decided to install a new garage door yourself, but you can’t decide on what type of system you want. Do you go with a conventional manual door, or an automatic system? Does a project such as this require more do-it-yourself skills than you can muster? Take our quiz to determine whether you have what it takes to install your own garage door system.

When it comes to do-it-yourself projects, installing a garage door is what level of difficulty?

  • beginner
  • intermediate
  • advanced

The choice to install a manual garage door or an electric one is based primarily on what?

  • the type of door
  • aesthetics
  • cost

Some wooden garage doors can weigh how much?

  • 100 pounds (45 kilos)
  • 1,000 pounds
  • 10,000 pounds

One of the main problems with an electric garage door system is associated with which of these?

  • electricity costs
  • power outages
  • snow storms

The essential mechanism of a manual garage door is what?

  • an infra-red sensor
  • a hydraulic press
  • a torsion spring

One of the advantages to having an old-fashioned manual garage door is what?

  • Manual doors are more secure than electric garage doors because they can be locked with a key.
  • Manual systems take up a lot less space.
  • Manual doors are not likely to brake down over time.

How might a thief open a radio-controlled garage door?

  • Thieves can pay the garage door company to provide them with the right information.
  • Thieves can use a frequency detector to determine the frequency of your garage door system.
  • Thieves can override your garage door system on the internet by using special computer software.

How much does a frequency detector cost?

  • 5
  • 50
  • 500

Some automatic garage doors have a safety mechanism that does which of these?

  • Some garage doors have detectors that warn you when you've gotten too close to the walls of the garage.
  • Some automatic systems can detect when you've arrived, and open automatically.
  • Some electric garage doors have special sensors that detect when there is something in the path of the door.

The sensors that detect whether something is in the way of the garage doors are what type?

  • motion sensors
  • infra-red sensors
  • weight activated sensors