Tips for Replacing Garage Doors03/08/2015 Back To Blog
Replacing your existing garage door can be quite difficult as you would need to go through the whole process of choosing a new door, getting all measurements done and picking out the finishing you want. But before getting stressed out over the whole thing, take a deep breath and follow these tips containing the most important things to remember when replacing your doors:
Determine the need for changing the door
In order to figure out the best type of door to get, it is good to assess why you are getting a garage door replacement. Are you changing it to match the décor of your newly renovated house? Are you changing it to accommodate to the new car you just bought? Once you have determined the reason behind getting the door, then you can start streamlining the choices to decide on what kind of door to get. Make sure to get the necessary measurements for the new door that you are planning to get. If you are looking at getting a new door to accommodate a new car purchase, then you would need a whole new set of measurements. You will need new measurements for the door’s width and height. Make sure that you also get enough depth for your car to fit. If you are changing doors for functionality purposes, it would still be necessary for you to get new measurements. Say for example, your current door is a steel door, the frame for your steel door would not necessary be in the same measurements as those doors made of aluminum. Therefore you need to get the correct dimensions to place your aluminum frame in. If you are looking at changing your door due to a renovation, then taking measurements would still be needed depending on the new position of the door.
Start short listing among your many options
There will always be many garage doors to choose from, ranging from sectional doors to doors made of glass or timber. But it all boils down to your needs. Take the opportunity to add new features to your garage doors, especially if you have extra budget. After all, your garage door keeps your home secured and safe. Therefore it would be good to invest in making sure it is sturdy and can withstand the test of time. If your old door did not have very good insulation, it might be time to get a door that provides ample insulation. A sectional garage door or a double skinned aluminum door can provide ample levels of insulation. But if you require maximum insulation, then it is best to discuss that with the garage door company you are purchasing from. If you want a door that does not need that much maintenance and repairs, then it would be good to purchase a steel door.
Just make sure that you take your time to choose from the many options to see which ones would best suit your needs.