How to Plan Your Garage Door Installation

Garage DoorIf you have moved into a new home or just need to replace your garage door then you probably have many questions. If this is your first time then you may not know where to start. You are not alone.There are many people going through the same thing. That is why we are providing instructions on how to plan your garage door installation.

Do a Little Research

ResearchYou also want to research different garage door types. Garage doors can be made from several different materials. Each type of material has different ratings. These provide you insight into things like how long the door will last and how many opening and closings it was tested for. You don’t have to go with the most expensive door. But, you don’t want to go with a very cheap door that won’t last long.

Your garage door installation is more than just the door. You also need to research options for your garage door opener. There are many different types of openers as well as doors. The provide different levels of noise, speed, and lifespan.

Think about Security

Security iconWhen many people think about the security of their home, they leave out the garage door. Criminals are very good at finding ways into your home. If you don’t think about security when planning a garage door installation then you can provide easy access for criminals. The ability to break a garage door is one thing. Basically, you want sturdy materials. You also want a garage door that provides an adequate lock. You can add a large amount of security by using a mechanical garage door opener also.

Your garage door opener can add a large amount of security. The simple fact that it is mechanical means that it is harder to defeat. There are also many openers that can be locked when not in use. For instance, while you are sleeping. This keeps them from being used unless they are unlocked from inside.

Think About Safety

SafetySafety is another major concern. If you have small children then you don’t want injuries caused by a falling and/or closing garage door. Believe it or not, this is a very common type of household injury. The best way to put in added security is with a garage door opener. You can get a model that uses sensors to detect anything in the door’s path. If this is detected then the opener will automatically reverse. It is a great way to make sure both kids and pets are not hit by the door.

Planning is critical to the success of any project. This includes purchasing a garage door. You don’t have to spend hours researching all the different types of doors and openers. We are here to help. Our staff can provide a free consultation and work with you to plan a setup that fits your families needs. It also will enhance the overall look of your home. So, don’t go it alone. Contact our staff today and let us help ensure a smooth purchase and installation for you.