Things To Consider Before Replacing Your Garage Door
The first thing you should do when you are considering getting a new garage door is call a professional for a quote. Because each garage is different in size, shape and other properties, you want someone who can be there to examine every detail and help you make the best decision. A new two-car garage door can cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars so you really want to make sure you work with someone who knows what they are doing. Our technicians at Legacy Garage Doors are trained experts in all things garage doors. We offer free quotes and will discuss all of your available options with you to ensure you get the door you want.
Garage Door Material
A major consideration when picking out a new garage door is the material from which it’s made. Wooden garage doors have become quite popular because their look offers a very rustic and chic look. But having wood garage doors also has its drawbacks. Although the wood looks nice, the material doesn’t fair well against the weather causing the finish to fade after a few years. Maintaining wood doors is the key to their beautiful look. You will have to apply a new coat to the finish every few years. If you let them go too long without a new coat you’ll have more work ahead of you. Meaning sanding off all the rest of the finish and applying a new finish. But if you don’t want to do a bunch of work to maintain your garage door there are wood alternative options available. Wood composite overlay. these doors give the look of authentic wood with the durability of plastic. And are way more cost effective.
Another material to consider when getting a new garage door is insulation. A lot of people have their garage doors insulated to save energy and to keep the garage warmer. Having your new door coated with polyurethane is an excellent way to insulate your garage. When talking with technicians about garage doors you might hear them reference the R values. Your R value is the insulation factor of the door, the higher the number the more insulated the door is. If you have your door coated in polyurethane your R value would be between 10-17 which is excellent if you want to keep your garage heated or cooled.
Upgrade When You Replace Your Garage Door
When you are getting your garage door replaced it is a perfect time to upgrade other components. If you are someone who uses your garage door every day, multiple times a day it might be a good idea to upgrade your springs. Typical torsion springs are good for about 10,000 cycles which is about 5 years of opening and closing your door. But if you upgrade your springs to the heavy-duty springs they can last for 10 years of daily opening and closing.
Your garage door opener is also a major component in your whole garage system. When you are getting your door replaced think about your opener. Because that too will fail in time but getting it replaced at the same time opens up the opportunity to upgrade to a better opener that is more quiet or offers more features. Getting these upgrade at the same time is a great idea because you can get it all done in a day and then you don’t have to worry about anything breaking for a long, long while. And you have a brand new garage door!
Legacy Garage Doors
The owner of Legacy Garage Doors has over 20 years of experience in the garage door industry. All of the technicians on the Legacy team are trained professionals who are well equipped to handle every project. We would love to offer you a free quote and inform you of all the different options you have. We are also available 24/7 for emergency repairs. Whatever you need, give us a call.