What to Know When Buying a New Garage Door

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A garage door can take up the bulk of your home’s facade and is a part of the curb appeal. We use it every day to quickly enter or exit our residences. It may be time to consider a new garage door installation if your existing one is squeaking, shaking or not level. It can refresh and renew your property’s overall appearance along with providing secure access.

Why Quality Matters

A good garage door is a significant asset, creating a safe space to keep personal properties like your car.  

Garage doors have undergone much advancement in recent years. Besides being made from durable materials, they now come with high-tech features. These include:

  • Energy-saving glazing
  • High-performance insulation
  • Standard or Custom Exterior Finishes

Certain non-wooden doors are now made with very realistic wood grain surfaces. It is very difficult to tell the difference.

Factors to Consider Before Purchasing

A garage door is something that homeowners don’t buy very often; a good one can last more than a decade. If you need to replace yours, you may find choosing a new one to be confusing. It makes sense to spend some time and effort in selecting the most appropriate model.

Action Door Services Ltd. has put together a checklist to help you decide:

  • Durability

The durability of garage doors majorly depends on the materials used.  These may be – aluminium, steel, wood or composite wood.

Steel is a hard-wearing option which doesn’t crack, warp or rust. It has the highest range of choices in insulation, colour, and price. You can also paint them to match with the exterior of your home.

An aluminum frame paired with frosted glass or acrylic panels can produce striking aesthetics. It is also extremely lightweight and rust-resistant.

Wood introduces a true signature look and also offers a superior curb appeal. They can be easily painted or stained to get the exact look you want, while being less prone to damage.

Composite wood is a great material because of its low-maintenance and durability. The doors often have a faux wood composite and steel interior overlay. These combine the advantages of steel with the appearance of wood.

  • Size

It is better to measure the opening before you begin looking for a new door. You must do this even if a professional handles your garage door installation. This is because size is critical in determining what style and materials are going to work for you.

  • Cost

Along with the size and the material you choose, insulation also plays a major role in the cost of yourgarage door installation. Start by making a list of features that are important to you, whether it’s the maintenance requirements or the appearance of the door.

  • Style

While the material you select will largely dominate your style, there are other features to consider:

  • Hardware
  • Windows
  • Panelling

Garage Door Openers

Once you get your perfect garage door, next is a new garage door opener. These are motorized devices that open and close the entrance. It is advisable to replace an older one with a new design (replacing it along with the door will save money on labour).

Action Door Services Ltd. has a large selection of openers from LiftMaster® and Linear Pro Access™. They are designed for functionality and convenience. This makes them easy to operate and strong enough to withstand continuous use.

Get Professional Garage Door Installation

DIY projects are exciting, especially when it looks like you can save money. But, installation requires skill, experience and special tools to correctly wind the garage door’s spring. Any inexperienced handling can lead to severe injuries.

For more information on safety, check out our blog on important garage door safety considerations.

Where to Buy Affordable Garage Doors

At Action Door Services Ltd., we provide a wide selection for both commercial and residential applications. We also help to protect your investment with maintenance and repairs.

With an experience of over three decades in the business, our trained personnel are committed to safe operations and high levels of quality. We also provide parts for your existing garage door. Contact us today or request a free quote.