New Garage Door

Six Things to Consider When Purchasing a New Garage Door

9th March 2022 By alfa

Do you want to put in a garage door for the first time? Or are you thinking about replacing the old one with a new one?

Purchasing a garage door may appear to be a smooth process, but it is definitely a massive expenditure that is influenced by a number of factors. 

Here are six things to consider:

  1. The styles of garage doors differ

Your home’s appearance can be substantially enhanced with garage doors. Some of the most common garage door designs are:

Raised-panel garage doors: have raised symmetrical rectangles, giving them a more classic appearance.

Contemporary garage doors have a more modern appearance and are typically composed of a combination of metal and glass.

Carriage houses: have doors that open from the centre and offer a rustic appeal, but they also function well in modern residences.

Choose a style that complements your home.

  1. Garage door opener may be required

When it comes to changing or purchasing a garage door, a garage opener is something to keep in mind. If your existing opener is malfunctioning or is more than a decade old, you should consider replacing it when you replace your garage door.

  1. Self-installation is a big ‘NO’

Garage doors are, after all, colossal, heavy-duty machines. Only a few people have the power and competence to install a garage door safely. It can cause serious injury to individuals as well as catastrophic damage to your home or car if not placed properly! Leave the installation to the specialists in most cases.

  1. Warranty on garage doors

It’s vital to check for a warranty when buying a garage door. If your garage door has to be fixed or replaced, you won’t have to pay anything. Make sure you know how long the warranty on a garage door will last before you buy one.

  1. Insulation of the door

If expense is a problem, know that the price will vary depending on the door’s size and the type of material used to make it. In addition to being thicker and more robust, insulated garage doors are less likely to be damaged. 

  1. Matching motor and weight is a must

When buying a garage door and a new motor, be sure you have enough power to raise and lower the door without overtaxing the system.

If you hire a professional to assist you with the purchase and installation, you won’t have to be concerned.
Allow Alfa Garage Doors to help you with their outstanding services. Write to us at alfagaragedoors@gmail.com or phone (847)749-6700 to get in touch with us.