Picking out or replacing a new Garage Door is no small task. Did you know that your garage door represents as much as 30% of the exterior of your home? While the cost of home improvement projects can be unexpected, you may be surprised to know that installing a new door is an excellent investment. According to studies, the return on investment for a new garage door exceeds most other home improvement jobs.
With cost being only one factor, considering several factors when choosing a garage door determines the outcome.
This article will cover a few of the main questions you may want to examine.
In terms of cost, how much to install a garage door? Various factors need to be considered, like labor, hardware, features, functionality, and materials (for example, an added garage door opener installation, extra brackets, braces, installing or replacing garage door springs, or the need for new tracks). You may also want to consider incorporating windows for added character or natural light for your future projects.
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The fun starts after you’ve determined the basics of what style you want in a new garage door. There are plenty of different kinds of garage doors on the market, so, fortunately, you have a plethora of options.
Do you prefer a more modern look with see-through garage doors over a standard garage design? Does your neighborhood require following HOA guidelines, or is there a particular style that would best match your home? (Modern Farmhouse, Contemporary, Ranch, Colonial, Overhead) Asking yourself these questions will help you and your professional installer determine which cost and style best suits you.
The most universal style is a hinged garage door, and you can find hinged versions in both sectional and sliding designs. The most common material used for garage doors is aluminum, although there are many other materials available. Other materials you might come across include steel, wood, fiberglass, and vinyl. With cost in mind, let’s say you want a wood-on-metal garage door. The installation cost would depend on the size and how much wood and other materials are required to complete your installation.
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Do you need to upgrade your garage door versus replace it? For instance, if you have a manual garage door, you may be able to upgrade to an automatic model, depending on the make and model.
There are a few different sizes of garage doors, too. For example, overhead garage doors are one of the largest garage doors, as they allow for more space than any other style.
In addition to choosing the right door size, you’ll also need to select the style and color, as well as what hardware you’d like. It might seem like a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be. Of course, we can help guide you through this seemingly tedious process. Most of the garage door hardware you’ll need is for simple functions, such as making sure it lowers and raises properly. You might want to consider a few other features when purchasing a garage door to install, including insulation and weather stripping. Most Colorado families opt to add insulation for energy efficiency and comfort.
Last, you’ll also want to take some time to think about your space limitations. For example, if you have a long driveway, you can always add side rails or offset garage doors.
The cost will vary depending on your location, the type of door chosen, and how extensive your project is. To wrap things up, just make sure that you choose a garage door that matches your desired outcome and performs properly.
While searching for the perfect garage door for your home, remember that style and performance are the most important aspects to consider. With these basic design questions answered, your trusted garage door expert can help to determine the rest. At Primos Garage Doors, we will thoroughly inspect your garage door, listen to your desired outcome and develop the best options to meet your needs, style, and budget.