Choosing a new garage door for your family home can be an exciting decision. You get to decide what style and features it will possess, enhancing your property value and curb appeal. But don’t be fooled. Choosing a new garage door also comes with considerations that extend beyond aesthetics. Like R-Values and Warranty Agreements. Read on to discover our top considerations for your new garage door!
Material is one of the most important factors to consider when choosing a new garage door. If you choose a material that is not durable or resistant enough for your climate and lifestyle, you could find yourself shortening the lifespan of your garage door. When choosing a material, consider the following:
- How heavy the material is. Will the weight strain the garage door opener?
- How the material will hold up to things such as high humidity or snow.
- And how the overall material will affect your home’s energy efficiency.
Compatibility With Garage Door Openers
It’s important to consider how your garage door can offer increased safety and easy accessibility. Research (or ask a professional) what level horsepower the motor will need to decrease strain on the system. There are also many alternatives to motors for garage door openers; such as carriage door openers, belt drives, screw drives, chain drives, and more. You can also opt for smart openers that can be operated with mobile phones.
Energy Savings – R Value
The higher the R-value of the garage door, the greater the insulation value and energy efficiency. This is especially important to consider if you have a FROG room. When the garage door is able to keep out the hot or cold air, your living space above instantly becomes more comfortable. This is also important if you utilize your garage as a work space. Generally, the higher the R-value of the door, the higher the price. So your need for a well-insulated garage door will absolutely be an investment..
Your new garage door is only as good as the company and installation team you hire. Be sure to do your due diligence before committing. Research the reputation and reviews of a few companies, and find out who will be around to both install and service your garage door during its warranty.
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