Things You Should Know When Buying A Garage Door For Your New Home Or Stand A Lone Garage


Choosing a garage door for your attached or detached garage can be straightforward if you don't have a lot of things you are looking for, but there are some things you may want to consider. The garage door installation company you are working with can go over the door styles and options with you and then install the door, but you will have the final say on the design and construction of the door in most cases.

Garage Door Materials

Wood garage doors are beautiful, although they are not very practical because they are heavy and require a lot of care to keep them looking great. The alternative for most homes has become aluminum or vinyl-clad garage doors, and while they may not look as nice as the old wood standard, they offer many benefits to the homeowner that can make them a better option.

Aluminum garage doors are very lightweight and still have good strength and rigidity, which results in a durable door that is nearly maintenance-free. The garage door installation is often able to be handled with one technician and is less likely to have problems because there is less strain on the system. 

Vinyl doors also come in many colors and designs, so you can choose one that looks like a wood door from the street, or you can change the door's look completely to work better with your home's design and construction. 

Garage Door Installation

Installing a new garage door in your garage is not overly challenging if you know what you are doing and have the right tools for the job. Often calling a garage door installation company is the best option because they can assemble and install the door quickly, adjust it and ensure it is working correctly before they leave. 

If you use a garage door opener, the installer can also put that in. Selecting a door opener to work with your door is essential, and for large doors, you may need to consider openers designed to lift the additional weight. Using the wrong opener on your garage door could strain the system, cause the motor to wear out faster than usual, and result in damage that would require a new opener to be installed.

Installing some parts of the door assembly require additional knowledge to get right. The tension springs over the door help raise and lower the door, but if they are not tight enough, they will not work correctly. At the same time, if the springs are too tight, the coils can break, and then they will not offer any assistance, so having an experienced tech install and tension them is vital. 


30 June 2022

repairing garage door damage from auto impacts

I thought the most difficult part of teaching my son how to drive would be out on the roads, but I didn't think about what he could do to my garage door before he even left the driveway. It took one small tap with the car to damage the garage door. Even though the garage door itself looked to be fine, the impact had caused some damage to the mechanical components, and we couldn't use the garage for a while. My blog explains what we had to do to make the repairs and will give you some tips for avoiding this type of accident around your home.