NEW GARAGE DOORS
It is crucial to note that your garage door is one of the most important doors to your house. You will be using this door roughly 40% of the time according to research. Getting new garage doors in your house has been shown to drastically increase the value of your home, giving you up to 85% return on investment in some cases.
Your garage door is also not frequently replaced, so you will need to make sure that whenever you install new garage doors, you do due diligence to avoid any mistakes in the process. It is also generally known that the garage door is a major influence on your home’s curb appeal. With this in mind, you would want new garage doors that demonstrate your style and taste.
Custom Garage Door Design
GARAGE DOOR MATERIALS
Wood/Wood Composite - Wood is the usual go-to material for garage doors because of how easy it is to customize it and how beautiful it looks. However, note that wood needs a finish every year for best performance and it might not be as durable as its counterparts.
Steel - Steel, unlike wood, can last up to 20 years with minimal maintenance. However, it is susceptible to rusts, dents, and other damages. It is also a heavy material.
Aluminum - Aluminum is loved by home remodeling experts, as well as homeowners for two reasons, it is resistant to dent and it is lightweight. However, the major obstacle to getting aluminum garage doors is that it can prove costly, especially with frames.
Vinyl - Vinyl is a material that checks off the maintenance and durability list. However, in terms of aesthetics, it is found wanting as it only comes in a limited number of colors and styles.
Fiberglass - You can easily use fiberglass to emulate a number of other materials. Fiberglass is one of the most affordable options and it can be easily made to blend with the existing design. However, the performance over time isn’t as impressive.
Professional Garage Door Installations
BEFORE REPLACING GARAGE DOORS
For a lot of people, insulation is not a requirement. However, if you hope to buy and install an insulated door, the insulation to consider is polyurethane insulation. You might only spend 15 to 20% more for the upgrade, however, the return on your investment is almost triple.
Invest in good garage door springs. Your springs are crucial to how well your garage door operates. Good springs mean that your garage door goes up easily and comes back down with the right amount of restraint. A standard torsion spring is expected to last ten thousand cycles. While these sound like a lot, it really isn’t. An average homeowner opens the garage door six times daily, and at this rate, the spring is out in five years.
Windows contribute to the lighting in a garage door, as well as the aesthetics of the garage. If you have a heated garage, you should consider getting insulated glass for your windows. Also, in order to ensure that you have the utmost privacy and security, you should install your glass window as high as possible.
Top Quality Garage Doors
MAINTENANCE & REPAIRS
For garage doors that are functioning effectively, all you need to do is to follow the maintenance instructions described and your garage door will serve you well for a long time. However, if you’re experiencing problems with your door, it might be beneficial to use the tips below.
Garage door balance - Ideally, a garage door should be moved up and down with limited amount of pressure. If you need to work extra hard before you can lift the door open, then it is time to bring in a professional for garage door repair. This is usually a sign that the springs are worn out and that they have lost their resiliency.
Springs - The springs connected to cables and pulleys help with counterbalance in a garage door. This is why you can easily apply a few pounds of pressure to effectively raise or lower the door. The problem, however, is that the springs are constantly used, and this causes wear eventually. If you have to struggle to open the garage door, it is likely that the springs need to be changed.
Cables and Pulleys -If your garage door is spring-operated, there are cables and pulleys that need to be checked regularly as these components are prone to wear over time. You can rely on us to help with replacing damaged pulleys.