Top tips to consider when replacing your garage door
Owning a home brings a great source of pride. A lot of homeowners take pleasure in having the outside of their home look as good as the inside, so they spend a lot of time maintaining it. If you notice that your garage door is looking a little shabby, you might be thinking about replacing it. Here’s what you should look for when you are interested in replacing your garage door.
Is it Secure?
Security should be the most important thing you are looking for in a garage door. Look for a door that is equipped with a rolling code technology. This changes the code each time the remote is used, ensuring that no one can gain unlawful entry.
Is it Safe?
Along with having a garage door that is secure against intruders, you want one that has the safety of sensors to detect when there is a child or pet in the way of the door. An industry standard since 1993, these sensors can cause the door to stop completely or even reverse their direction. Not all garage doors have this feature, but newer ones do and some older ones have been modified to include it.
How’s It Look?
The right garage door can add a lot to your home, but different materials require different amounts of care. While fiberglass and vinyl can take many forms and they are easy to maintain, many homeowners opt for the look of wood. Wood is a serviceable material, but by far requires the most maintenance. Conversely, steel is the most common material for a garage door and it is also the most economical. Fiberglass is very strong and makes a durable door, but severe cold weather can cause cracks in it. Think about the durability and maintenance of material before using it in replacing your garage door.
How Much Will it Cost?
While it may not be the only factor in your choice of garage door, the price is certainly something you’ll take into consideration. With the help of the right salesman, they can work with you to fit all the features you want into a package that fits into your budget.
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