3 Things to Look for When Buying a New Garage Door

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A quality garage door can last for decades. If it’s time to buy a new one, be sure to spend a little extra time and money to get the job done right. You may feel tempted to install something cheap, but if you want a garage door that will last, then resist the urge to do so. As the years go by, you’ll thank yourself for purchasing a garage door that is not only easy on the eyes, but is durable and reliable as well.

Here are three things to keep in mind as you shop for a new garage door:

  1. Get an In-Person Quote from an Expert

Many companies are willing to offer phone or online quotes for those who request it. While you can get rough figures this way, every garage is somewhat unique in the details that must be considered. You can’t get an accurate quote without a visit from a professional. Everything from side clearance, headroom, opening size, shape, and design –it can all affect the price. Do yourself a favor and get a written quote after visiting with a pro at your home.

  1. Think Twice About Wooden Garage Doors

Wood is a gorgeous material for garage doors, but be aware of the high level of maintenance they require to maintain their luster and appeal. If you don’t want so much hands-on work to keep that natural look, consider buying an embossed steel door with a faux wood-grain finish. It’s much cheaper and easier to maintain, yet still provides the look and feel of a real wooden garage door. You can also choose a higher quality finish, such as a fiberglass skin or wood composite overlay.

  1. Choose Upgraded Insulation and Hardware

If you need to heat your garage, spend a little extra money on polyurethane insulation in your paneling. It will double the insulation value of your door. For a marginal cost increase, you can also double the cycle rating of your torsion springs. This will save money on replacement costs in the long run.

At Precision Garage Door Service, our certified garage door pros can help you find the right garage door for your needs. Call us today at (951) 331-3254.