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What to Consider When Buying Garage Doors

What to Consider When Buying Garage Doors

If you’re thinking of installing a new garage door for your home, you’ll need to carefully consider several factors before taking the plunge. A home improvement project such as garage door installation can really add value and ROI to your property. That’s why it’s so important to choose the right material and type for your needs.

Here are some things to consider when on the hunt for a new door.

1.  Company

Choosing a reputable garage door company for skilled installation is key. Not all installers are alike. You have to do your due diligence and research the background of any company you consider. Be on the lookout for someone who is professional, has insurance, and has a stellar track record in the community for quality products and customer service. Ask for references and inquire about warranties on parts and labor. Research the training and experience levels of the technicians. Having your door installed by a highly trained professional can reduce the risk of injury or accident, not to mention increase its lifespan.

2.  Material

Take a look at the many types of materials available in your new garage door. Most garage doors are made of metal, wood or vinyl. The one you choose will depend on your primary purpose (residential vs. commercial, security vs. aesthetics).

  • One of the most common types is metal. This also happens to be the most cost efficient option. These relatively inexpensive doors are light in weight, and are available in a multitude of colors and styles.
  • Wood doors have a classic, natural look that appeals to many homeowners. You can stain or paint them to complement the rest of your home, but they require a lot of annual maintenance to guard against rot and peeling.
  • Vinyl and fiberglass are the most expensive, but they also last the longest and require the least amount of maintenance.

Requirements

Sometimes, a new door is inevitable. It may be malfunctioning repeatedly, it may be out of style or it may just be old. However, other times, you may just need a repair. A reputable technician will let you know which is best for you. Think about why you want or need a new door. Do you want to bring your home up to date with the latest styles? Do you want a higher quality material for increased security? Are you looking for an eco-friendly model to reduce your annual maintenance and lower your heating and cooling bills?

Warranties

Your new garage door should come with a warranty that covers both parts and labor. Look into the details of the warranty, and make sure you understand it. Some aren’t as good as they’re made out to be. Follow up on what the installer tells you about the warranty. Don’t forget to read the fine print for exclusions.

Contact M&M Garage Doors

M&M Garage Doors specializes in the installation Pella garage doors for our clients. Contact us today at 586-610-5434 or fill out our online form for a price quote on new garage doors. We welcome you to come by for a showroom visit, by appointment only.

 

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