Buying a new garage door is harder than it looks. It’s easy to fall in love with a garage door and have your heart sold on it. But, just like choosing a partner, there’s more to consider than just looks. If you’re looking at garage doors, you have to know what to look for. So here are five things to consider when buying a new garage door.
1. Type of material
Garage doors are like clothes: not in the sense that you wear them, but in the sense that they’re made of different materials, which gives them different qualities. The material influences the aesthetic appeal, the durability and the level of maintenance required for your garage door. For example, while sectional garage doors may suit the look of your home, it’s hard not to love the durability and low maintenance of a steel roller door.
2. Safety features
Safety features are right up there to consider when buying a new garage door. Laser sensors are a must. These use a laser to sense when something is in the way of the garage door, like your car or a person, and stops it from shutting. Then, it automatically reverses. They’ve been proven to prevent harm and damage to your property and they’re a great thing to consider when buying a new garage door.
3. Level of maintenance
Maintenance is something that doesn’t seem so important now, but it will down the track. Different garage doors require different levels of maintenance. Steel garage roller doors are low maintenance, requiring a bit of cleaning and an inspection from a professional here and there. Timber sectional doors require slightly more care as wood is more likely to be weathered over time.
4. Type of motor
Not the coolest or sexiest part of the garage door, but the motor is definitely important to consider when buying a new door. The power of your motor needs to be in accordance with the weight of your garage door. Heavier doors, like insulated ones, for example, will need more powerful motors than lightweight ones, like sectional doors.
5. Tech extras
Technology has made a huge impact on garage doors. For example, you can use your smartphone to open or close your garage remotely from work or even another city. How freakin’ cool is that?
If you keep these five things in mind when buying a new garage door, you’ll be able to find the perfect one for you. The Garage Door Guys are one of Adelaide’s best teams in garage door sales, installation and repairs. They’ve got a large range of garage doors at affordable prices and offer a reliable installation service.
Get in touch with the friendly team at The Garage Door Guys today – either visit their Totness office or call them up by phone at 08 8391 0113.