Making the Right Choice When Buying a New Garage Door

You have just moved into your new home and are getting ready to buy a garage door. One of the biggest purchases for most homeowners is a new garage door. There is a lot to think about when making this purchase. Buying a new garage door may seem like a straightforward decision, but it involves more factors than you might initially realize. To get you started, here are some of the things you should consider. 

Functionality

The garage door is one of the main features of your home. However, this feature can often go overlooked, and people end up spending money on things that they do not really need. 

Every garage needs a lift for loading items into the garage. Most new garage doors have an electric lift that can lift up to 100 lbs. These lifts are a great way to easily load a bicycle or other heavy items. However, the heavier the item, the more work it is to move it. In addition, electric lifts can get pretty noisy, and this can make it difficult to open and close your garage door. If you have a lot of heavy items stored in your garage, it might be a good idea to consider a manual lift. These lifts have a handle, which you can move with your feet, and a hand lever to operate the lift. These manual lifts are a lot quieter than electric lifts, and they are also less expensive.

If you have a lot of items stored in your garage, you want to make sure that the garage door can handle the weight. It is also a good idea to make sure that your garage door opener is strong and reliable. It should be capable of opening and closing the garage door in a variety of weather conditions.

Aesthetics

Once you have determined that your garage door is in good shape, you can move onto the best options for your home. The first thing that you should consider is the style of your garage door. This will have an effect on how it looks, and how it can be used. 

The tilt-up garage door is perfect for wooded areas because you can easily tuck this door into the trees. It is also the most expensive style and requires you to permanently mount the door to the opening. The sectional garage door is ideal if you have a small opening.

A sliding garage door, as another example, has the advantage of allowing you to open and close your garage door from the inside. If you are home during the day, you can get the door to close when you leave for the day, and you can open it when you return. On the other hand, a traditional garage door is good for opening the garage door when you want to park your car. On the other hand, a remote garage door opener is good for closing your garage door from the outside.

Price

The third thing that you need to consider when buying a new garage door is the price. As mentioned earlier, there are a variety of different styles and materials to choose from. A large sliding garage door is a great choice for those who have a lot of heavy items stored in their garage. If you want a  traditional garage door, it is a good idea to get the most durable option available. In addition, make sure that you get the right size for your garage. This will have an effect on how much money you will have to spend. If you are planning to expand your garage in the future, it is a good idea to go with a garage door that will accommodate a large vehicle.

Choosing the right garage door can have a significant impact on the way that you use your garage. The good news is, Master Overhead Door Co. Indio is here to help you understand the importance of the choice that you make. With over 25 years of experience in garage door installation, repair, replacement, and maintenance, we’ll help you come up with an informed decision in choosing the right garage door for your home. Contact Master Overhead Door Co. Indio now to get started. 

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