Does your garage door look worn, dented and like it's served a lot of years? If so, this could be ruining the curb appeal for your entire home, and it's time to make an upgrade for a better option. The heavy steel garage doors are a thing of the past, and instead you can get a robust, lightweight and reliable product.
Improving the garage door is not only improving home appearance and value, but it's also a safety upgrade. Here are a few things to consider when you are shopping around for garage door and opening system replacement options.
Instead of choosing a heavy door composed of 100 percent steel or aluminum, you can get a door that is composed of fiberglass or vinyl, which makes the unit a lot more light weight. You can also get a door that is insulated to protect against moisture, to assist with lowering heating and cooling bills if you have an attached garage, and to help block noises from transferring inside and out. These options don't chip or dent, and come in a variety of colors and styles.
Did your old garage door open and close with a system that ran on a belt, and every time you open or close the door it rattles and shakes? If so, it's time to stop oiling the chain and worrying about rust and you should replace the opening system with a belt opener. The belt option runs smoothly and quietly, so the entire house isn't notified when the garage door is opened.
New Security Features
Change the security system on the door when you replace everything else. You want a system that you can program into your car or smart phone so you don't need openers that can get stolen, and so anyone who has the code can get in when needed. You can also get notifications when someone uses the opener. If you have a home security system, the door should be linked with the system during installation.
If your current garage door is making your house look outdated or causes people to take a double take in a negative way when they drive or walk by, it's time to make a change. Talk with a garage door installation company and get an estimate for the new door that you want for the home, and make the new system as secure as you can. Contact a business, such as Tristate Garage, for more information.