Believe it or not, the garage doors are known to be the least maintained items in any home. Even if you have the knack for maintaining things around the house you are bound to forget about the garage doors. This is one of the biggest reasons why you should choose wisely when you want to go for new garage doors installation.
Garage doors with openers were once considered a luxury, but now these have become a necessity. This is because stepping out of your car to open the garage door at night or during rain or snow is asking too much from anyone. Like everything else garage doors installation costs money. Let’s talk about each item one at a time.
If your house has a new garage and you want to put in a new door or want to replace the old one with a new one, you should know that the garage doors come in a lot of styles and in a variety of materials which range from wood to metal and even available in fiberglass. Each material has its benefits. But if we stay on our track and keep the cost in mind, then the metal doors are the cheapest while the wood and the fiberglass ones are the most expensive. I suggest that you get the garage door which matches the rest of your doors and windows for the sake of uniformity. Getting insulation for your garage doors can be a good idea if you use your garage for other purposes as well.
Besides the material, designs of these doors has an effect on the cost as well. Doors that swing up without the panels bending are cheaper than the rolling sectional garage doors which have hinged panels that roll upwards. If you have less space available; then you should spend a bit more and opt for the sectional panel design.
Garage door opener
If you search the market you will find four different types of mechanisms which are used for opening the garage doors. These are belt driven, chain driven, screw-drive type and the newest one which is the jackshaft door opener which has a torsion spring and the door moves on a specially designed track. These openers work with the support of motors which range from ¼ to ¾ hp depending on the type and size of the door. Depending on the type of the mechanism and the motor power, the price can range from $150 to $400. If you add wireless operation and a safety features the price can further go up.
Pro garage doors installation
The cheapest way to have your garage doors installation done is to do it yourself, but if you choose a model that you can’t install then best is that you get a professional to do it for you. Especially, when you want to get the safety electric photo eye installed then you should get a professional to do this for you.
The best way to keep your entire project within your budget is to consult a professional who will guide you and help you find the best and the most compatible configuration so that your garage door lasts you for more than ten years.
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