Choosing the Right Garage Door08/12/2013 Back To Blog
Buying a new garage door is something that requires careful decision making. There are many options to choose from. Not every option can suit all settings. It is important to look at the different factors that make a garage door the right one to choose. The following discussions are worth considering:
Dimensions and Space Limitations
This is one of the most important things to consider. You have to be familiar with the dimensions of your garage and the door it can possibly accommodate, especially if you plan to pick a door that is pre-made. You may not have to worry about this if you are going to ask a contractor to customize a door for you. If you want to get something prefabricated, though, you have to be mindful of the dimensions. Also there are certain door types that are more suitable for small spaces. A roll up garage door, for example, will not require a wide space in front of the garage.
Weather has to be taken into account when choosing a garage door. If you reside in a place where winters become extremely cold or some place with excessively high temperatures, you'll have to choose a garage door that is well-insulated. It has to be something made with a material that prevents external temperature changes from affecting the garage interiors. If you choose something with iron or aluminum frame and panel, you will need to have it insulated further. Doors that are not insulated tend to adversely affect the heating or air conditioning system of a home. This means additional heating or AC costs as well as the possibility of damaging heating and AC systems.
Of course, cost is an important factor. You have to look for something cost-efficient—one that gives more advantages in relation to the price tag. However, quality should not be sacrificed. It helps asking for recommendations from people who have extensive knowledge about garage doors. The garage door prices offered by several companies should be meticulously compared.
Warranties and Complimentary Services
It's also very important to look at the warranties that come with the door you choose. Some offer more favorable warranties than others. Also, there are garage door companies that offer extra services for a purchase. They may offer free installation or a limited period of garage door maintenance. Consider looking for companies that offer these bonuses.