Buy a New Garage Door08/09/2013 Back To Blog
The basic reasons for garage door replacement are the old age, a bad accident or the need to aesthetically elevate the appeal of your home or improve the technical capacities of the mechanism. Whatever the reason you need to look much further than the superficial beauty of the panel and make sure the new door will cover your personal needs; it will be practical for your own space and provide the required security.
Watch out for the cost, material and insulation
- There is abundance in garage doors on the market but each family budget sets its own limitations. If you must prioritize your needs, you should forget about aesthetics for now and concentrate on matters concerning the insulation, strength and security efficiency of the door.
- The material must be chosen based on three parameters: your budget, climate of your location and personal aesthetics. As an overall, high humidity and hurricane prone areas require the strengths of metal doors while wood doors are ideal for mild climates. For sunny locations, glass garage doors are the best option because they change completely the appearance of your house.
- Lately, most people take the environmental issues seriously and insulated garage doors with a high R-Value indicator can really help you save money on energy. Garage door prices go up in these cases but they are worth it and don't forget that you get your money back via economical electricity bills.
Don't forget the springs and openers
Don't get lured by the beauty of the doors and forget to ask about their technical characteristics. It will be a good idea to inspect the whole mechanism before you actually buy the new door because a good inspection would show whether some parts need replacement as well or garage door repair. In any case, one thing you must remember to check is the weight of the new panel because if it's heavier, you will need to replace the springs, too. If you want to be sure of the good operation, make sure that the horsepower of the opener is appropriate for the new panel as well.