411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

How to Add the Right Accent to your Home Decor?

What is it that turns a house into a home? It is usually the brick-a-brass you have picked up, from different corners of the world, during your...

on May 19, 2017

DIY Roof Inspection of your New Home

I’m writing this post as to provide fast, basic, and quality information related to roof related issues for people looking to buy old houses....

on May 17, 2017

What Causes Creaky Floorboards?

There is nothing worse than tiptoeing around your home while people are asleep and hearing a harmony of squeaking floorboards. Nearly all homes...

on May 16, 2017

Central AC Versus Ductless Mini-Splits

If you are interested in having a system that helps to cool your home efficiently and one that also looks good, you may be considering getting a...

on May 16, 2017

Garage Door Replacement Is Harder Than You Think

by Chris Dozier on Aug 17, 2014

Getting a new garage door can be a very exciting and pleasant process indeed. With so many choices and beautiful designs, you can dress the garage entrance with the most colorful garment on the market. Though, the process of garage door replacement does not involve only the aesthetical part of the door; it basically entails a series of responsible decisions. And your decisions today will have an impact of your comfort, security and safety tomorrow.

After all, the main reason why you install a new door is to shield your home's security. So, invest in it. When you make the right choices in terms of materials and parts, you will have peace of mind that the purpose is fulfilled, the door will move safely and you'll have everything you dreamt of.

The proper steps to replace the garage door

So, start thinking about the door before you actually look for one. There are so many different choices that you'll probably get confused. Of course, garage door repair companies can always help you but it's prudent to know what you need based on personal requirements.

  • Will you stick to the same door type as before? Each door opens in a different way and that will help you decide. Do you have the space for swing hung doors in the driveway or you'll stick to overhead ones? Make sure to measure the opening of the garage and the backside in order to get the right size.
  • Time to select the material. What are the weather conditions there? You'll want to choose materials resistant to rain, moisture and mist. If you prefer wood, make sure it has good finishes to avoid frequent maintenance or even better go for composite wood. Steel is an excellent option but it's best to be galvanized. Also choose low gauge steel since it's stronger.
  • Windows are nice but not always recommended for regions with strong winds since flying debris could cause serious damage.
  • It's preferable to get insulated panels. They'll be excellent for the cold winters of the city and will save you on energy bills.
  • Since garage door parts must be selected in accordance with the door's weight, check to see if the new door is heavier and make the necessary replacements.
  • For the same reason, check the opener. The motor must have sufficient horsepower to operate the door. In any case, maintain the system, make sure to check the sensors and proceed with garage door opener repair to be sure that the new mechanism will be great. 
Doors / Garages 934 Views

Author

Most Recent Articles

Random Articles

Tips for Buying a Home - Vitality Today and the Future

When considering a property try not to focus on the past economic growth. This growth is very important, but also look into the future potential or...

Real Estate / Finance

Living Room Remodel: Top Elements to Focus On

For many people, the living room is the most popular room of the house. This room should be comfortable, inviting, and serve as a place for fun and...

Interior Design / Decor

4 Benefits of Power Washing

People who tried this method say that power washing is one of the greatest methods in which you use water under the high pressure generated by...

Cleaning / Maintenance

3 Important Reasons to Purify Your Water

When improving your house you should take very precise attention to your kitchen, because according to the statistics this is the place where...

Kitchen / Bathrooms

How to Upgrade your House Quickly and Efficiently?

When planning your upgrading project, take into account that you should plan all the things in order not to waste your time. As a result, that is a...

Interior Design / Decor

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017