Garage Door Replacement
Garage Door Replacement
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We will keep your door operating safely and smoothly! Our professional technicians will arrive with fully stocked trucks for quick service!We also offer preventive maintenance “tune ups” to assure dependable, long-lasting performance of your door and parts.
How To Replace Or Revamp Your Garage Doors
A garage that faces the street (especially a large two- or three-car garage) can take up a lot of visual real estate. If your garage doors are in poor shape, clash with the style of your home or are just uninspired, replacing them can greatly increase your home’s curb appeal. Here are the need-to-know facts about updating your garage doors, covering style, cost and more.
Best time to do this project: Since it is outdoor work, it is ideal to replace garage doors during warm, dry weather. That said, unless you are painting or installing a more elaborate custom feature (like a pergola), the weather does not matter too much — as long as it’s not freezing and you’re not in the middle of a thunderstorm, your pro should be able to tackle the job in a few hours.
Who to hire: Because of the precision required, installing a new garage door is best left to the pros. A garage door professional will have the most experience and expertise at fitting and installing your garage door.
Permit required? Maybe. Because it is essentially an exterior wall, some cities do require a permit for replacing a garage door and opener. Any reputable pro that you hire should be able to tell you whether or not you will need a permit for the work; if you are still not sure, contact your city or county government agency and ask.
-Wood offers the widest range of design options and works well in all climates; it is the most expensive.
-Steel is typically less expensive than wood, but because it can rust, it should be avoided in coastal areas.
-Aluminum costs more than steel but does not rust, making it a good choice for coastal homes.
-Tempered glass in an aluminum or wood frame is well suited to modern and contemporary homes.
-Fiberglass and vinyl are budget-friendly options and will not rust, but design choices may be limited and these materials can crack in cold weather.
-Sectional: The most common type of garage door; rolls up and down on tracks.
-Sliding: Barn-style garage doors (as shown here) slide open to the side, requiring a wider garage wall to accommodate the door when open.
-Swing-out. Double doors that swing outward when open are not a good choice for cold climates, as snow drifts can block the doors from opening.
Typical project length: If you are purchasing a standard-size garage door and it is in stock, it could be ready as soon as the next day. Custom doors may take a month or two to arrive. Once you have your new door, a pro can have it installed it in a morning.
Costs: Steel garage doors typically range in price from $300 to $3,000; glass with an aluminum frame costs $1,500 to $3,000; vinyl costs $600 and up; fiberglass costs $1,500 and up. Wood doors are typically the most expensive, $1,000 to $10,000. Installation costs vary by region, but you can expect to pay roughly $100 to $200 to remove and dispose of your old garage door, and another $100 to $500 for a pro to install your new one. A pergola over garage doors can run $5,000 to $8,000 installed.
For a smaller update, new sconces cost $100 and up each, plus installation; new hardware costs from $5 up to $100 or more per piece, depending on the materials used. Painting or staining can be done as a DIY project for only the cost of materials.
Styles and details: It’s best to match your garage door to the style of your home, so seek one out that echoes the architectural features, materials and colors of the rest of your home. For example:
-Pair a traditional home with an arched garage door with paned windows.
-Update your Spanish colonial with a wooden garage door with iron hinges.
-Add a rustic barn-style garage door to your farmhouse.
-Accent a Craftsman home with a wooden garage door with rectilinear windows and trim.
-Match up a modern home with a sleek glass-paned garage door.
Sconces and hardware are other finishing touches that can make a big impact. Or, if you do not want to replace your garage doors, simply adding attractive sconces, new hardware and a fresh coat of paint or stain can revive your garage on a budget.
Laura Gaskill, Houzz Contributor
Why is that important to have your garage door installed or/and serviced by a professional?
If you need to install or replace a garage door, always call a professional. Installing a garage door is a very involved and dangerous project. Improper execution of any of the steps involved in installation can lead to safety risks both during and after completion of the job.
Only an experienced garage door and operator installer is aware of all of the intricacies involved in garage door installation, such as: how to safely and properly released the tension on the torsion spring, how to safely disconnect and remove the existing opener from the garage door, how to remove the old door panels, tracks and frame, how to reinforce the bar on the top door panel in order to prevent bending, warping, or bowing, how to safely install the torsion rod and pulleys, how to install the new door track, attach a spring assembly, and properly bolt the tracks in order to ensure that the door is secure, and many more. The last thing you want is to damage your property or inflict injury on yourself or another person.
If you want your garage door to be installed correctly, functioning safely and smoothly, and want it to be installed right the first time, call us. We have many years of experience installing and maintaining garage doors and openers, carry the proper insurance, and comply with all codes and regulations.
Safety tips to keep unwanted visitors out of your open garage door
Here some safety tips to keep unwanted visitors out of your open garage door and eventually from your home and away from your family’s belongings.
OPEN-DOOR ALERT SYSTEM
Any garage door can be equipped with an open garage door monitor that can be attached to your door system. When your garage door is left open, a warning light will remind you that your garage door is open.
MINIATURE KEYRING REMOTE CONTROL
Leaving your garage door remote control opener in your car is the same as leaving your house keys on your driver’s seat. Thieves can break into vehicles and use your garage door remote control to get into your home. How? Address can be obtained from your car’s registration or insurance documents.
Keyring remote control with secure “rolling code” (changes with every button press), hooked into your key chain can be with you at all times.
KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM
Most popular garage door accessory today. You can open your garage door with a quick swipe of your fingerprint (can be programmed for multiple fingerprints) or by entering a code. Keypad entry system mounted outside your garage door and provide an easy access any time you need it.
By tapping into the power of your Internet Gateway, you can monitor and control your home’s or business’s garage door, gate or lighting from your smartphone, tablet or computer ANYWHERE, ANYTIME. Did you ever get to work and realize you forgot to close the garage door? Have you ever been on vacation and need to let someone in? Now you can close your garage door or let someone in from where ever you happen to be. You can convert most of operators built after 1998 to use MyQ® technology.
Why Old Garage Doors Need to be Replaced
Garage doors not only add curb appeal, but also provide security and utility, and can increase the value of your property. If you have an old garage door, it may be time to service, upgrade, or replace it.
Springs. The springs used by a garage door operate under a considerable amount of tension. Garage doors can weigh more than 300 pounds; if one of the springs breaks or is faulty, the door will be dangerous for anyone standing near it, or for your vehicle.
Wear and tear. As a door gets older, it gets looser and becomes easier to pry open. You should replace old garage door after ten years to prevent burglars from breaking in.
Most metallic hardware systems are Prone to Rusting, making your garage door susceptible to water damage, loss of durability, and forced entry.
Outdated Technology. Older garage door openers, built in 1993 or before, are known to develop a defect where the garage door will open if someone nearby uses a garage door opener that has MyQ Technology.