The garage door is the largest in the house and therefore it needs more care. It has a mechanical and an electric system and is also the most used door in the house. Every day we open and close the door more than a few times which adds to the wear and tear. While other doors in the house are much simpler this door is complex to understand.
All garage doors come with a motor that helps raise or lower it mechanically. They have a chain, belt, or screw drive. The rear track hanger attaches the horizontal track to the ceiling for support. While the bearing plate is affixed to the header so it can support the spring and shaft. To keep your door running well you need to get regular maintenance. Companies that install the garage door will come over every six months and give it the required service. If any replacement parts are needed, these will be installed with your approval.
There are many accessories available on the market to enhance the looks of your garage door. When you pay special attention to how your house looks it will be more appealing and inviting than others on the street. If your door is very old and makes the house look shabby you can get it replaced. The installation cost of a single new door runs around $500-$800. If you attempt to install it on your own it can take you 10 hours. Comparatively, a professional will not take more than five hours to do the job.
There are many companies you can find online that will install the door, but very few make the doors as well. If you want to add special features to the door simply let them now. You can get a single or a double door garage door with windows and insulation. Insulation has very beneficial results when it comes to air conditioning. If you run an HVAC your interiors will remain at ideal temperatures when the air does not leak through the garage door. This will reduce the energy bills and add to savings.
If security and durability are your concern take a look at the steel residential garage doors. These are the best choice for families as they are much stronger and secure as compared to fiberglass, wood, and aluminum doors. Choose from Steel Raised Panel, Steel Foam in Place and Steel Carriage Doors. These residential garage doors look great with special wood-grain detail. Color options include arctic white, almond, deep brown, and sandstone.
The Steel Raised Panel door is 17% thicker than others on the market. Get the window installed to allow sunlight to enter the garage or get it insulated. R-value is a measure of thermal resistance and with insulation; this door is rated at an R-value of 6.8. If you live in a very cold or a very hot climate choose the Steel Foamed in Place garage doors in the Hampshire style. This super-insulated door has an R-value of 16.0, which is the highest available. This model looks great in Colonial and Ranch Style and is also offered in plain flush front. Steel Carriage Doors come with a PVC overlay and the base metal is steel. The door designers can also make residential garage doors for you as per your design ideas. It is good to upgrade the looks of your property by getting a new garage door.