How to Choose a New Garage Door

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It’s natural! When it’s time to change one of the most important and definitely the biggest door in your house, you ought to make a good choice. People get nervous for two reasons. From the time they last purchased their overhead door, there have been many changes. They also know that investing in a new door is not easy. It’s an expensive investment and directly associated with the security of their home, their daily convenience and the safety of their family. When people have the responsibility of so many things, the decision is hard even if they have the solution staring  them in the eye.

Let’s make it easier for you. It’s good to be nervous. In a different case, you might get the first door you will find. Choosing a new door requires the proper consideration of certain aspects but then again don’t be too picky. The positive thing is that new age doors are great. You just have to find the ideal one for you.

A few things to keep in mind

The ideal garage door for your friend’s home is not necessarily the ideal door for your house too. Check out the characteristics of your garage in terms of size. What’s the local weather like in your area? Do you have kids? How about pets? Do you have certain expectations? What are your personal aesthetics?

Giving gravity to the technical features of the door, its parts and the door opener is of massive importance. If your house is next to the sea and, thus, the system would be affected by moisture and sea salt, choose a highly resistant door like zinc coated steel one or glass doors.

The right choice of garage door parts is also important. When you replace the door, you must also replace several parts. Since parts are selected in relation to the door, find out how much your current door weighs. Use that to choose the right springs and opener.  As an overall, the new door must fit well in the garage in terms of size and type. The material of the door and its parts must be resistant and durable. The garage door springs and the opener’s motor must have sufficient power. To enhance aesthetics, add some windows! They will be a nice touch!

One last friendly advice: each type of door opens in a different way. It’s not accidental that most people get overhead garage doors. They hardly occupy any space. If you have a tiny garage and hardly any room for vertical tracks, get a roll-up. It’s the most practical door for small garages. On the other hand, if you have plenty of space and like up-and-over or hinged doors, which open outwards, still measure the space outdoors. You won’t want the door bumping in your car!


2 thoughts on “How to Choose a New Garage Door

  1. I like that you talked about considering the weather you live in when choosing a garage door, so it lasts longer. I have been looking for a new garage and I wasn’t sure how to choose a door. I can see how it would be good to find one that is water resistant, because I live in an area where it rains a lot.

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