Whether you are buying an overhead door for your new home or replacing the door on your current house, the choice can be tough. If this is the first time you are choosing a new overhead door, you may not know where to start. Here are some things you should know when you need to make the investment of a new garage door.
Although it can have a high upfront cost, getting a new garage door is a good investment. This piece of equipment is rated to last many years, but when it breaks down, it can cause many issues both with efficiency and safety. Hiring a professional overhead door company to replace the system for you means it will last for an average of at least a decade, longer if it is well-maintained. If you plan on selling your home, a new overhead door can increase its value.
Overhead doors do not last forever, so at some point, you will need to replace yours. But, not every broken garage door needs to be replaced. If the motor is malfunctioning, you may only need to replace a part of the system. If the panels just need a new coat of paint, you can save money by updating them. A company can see what may be wrong with your overhead door and give you their suggestions.
If you have found that replacing your overhead door is necessary, you will have to choose from a variety of types. The materials and styles will be your biggest choices. Steel, aluminum, fiberglass, wood, and composite wood are some of the materials you can choose from. Simple garage door styles are usually durable and appealing enough to work on most homes. There are also more detailed styles that are suited to fit elaborate homes.
The materials and style of the door you choose will affect the cost, but there are other factors involved. There may be other parts that need to be replaced, so be sure to get an estimate from your garage door repair company.
You are likely to find at least a few local garage door companies, so you will need to get more than one opinion. You may find that hardware stores also offer doors and some may even install them. But, keep in mind that professional companies dedicated to garage door services will be able to provide their knowledge and skills.
One of the most important pieces of your overhead door are the springs. If these are not functioning properly, they may be the reason you are replacing the entire door. There are costs associated with replacing these that you should consider. The springs themselves are usually affordable and can be found at hardware stores. But, the work it takes to replace these parts should be left to the professionals. It can be dangerous and difficult to do this on your own. The investment of hiring a broken spring replacement company will be worth the cost.
If you are looking to replace your garage door, call the experts at Integrity Overhead Door. We provide Garage Door Repair and Broken Spring Replacement, among other services. Give us a call at (806) 552-9519 or Contact Us by email to learn more.