Garage Door Installation & Replacement
Are you planning to install or replace a garage door? This complex job requires the services of a skilled technician and Networx has the right professional for you. Just enter your zip code in the box. We’ll take care of the rest, connecting you with pre-screened, reliable garage door installation pros in your area, who will give you estimates by phone, text, or email. Compare multiple quotes and choose the right person for your project.
Reasons to replace your garage door
Under normal conditions, you can expect your garage door to have a lifespan of about 25-30 years. Consider replacing your door if it has reached this milestone or if it shows signs of severe damage, such as major dents, cracked or rotted wood, sagging, or bending. Another cause for concern is overly high energy bills due to poorly insulated garage doors. Not sure whether it’s time for you to order a garage door replacement … or simply request a repair? Consult our reliable garage door installers for help in reaching the best decision.
When you are ready to go ahead with a new garage door installation, you have to take a number of factors into account. The first of these is very important – the exact size of the opening. Do you have a space made to fit single or double doors? Measure the width and height that you will need. Garage doors come in standard widths of 8, 9, 10, 12, 14, 15, 15.5, 16, and 18 feet. Standard door heights range in 3-inch increments from 6 to 8 feet (with the exception of 7’3”). Don’t worry if your garage door opening does not conform to these sizes, though. It is possible to order your new door in a large variety of special custom widths and/or heights. However, be aware that not all styles may be available in the specific custom size which you request.
After you verify the size, the next step is to choose a garage door style, in terms of both opening method and appearance. How do you want your door to open? Whether you prefer one that rolls up, slides, swings out, or swings up, there is a model for you. When it comes to good looks, modern garage doors offer a huge choice. Select a slickly contemporary style or one full of old-fashioned country charm, with raised, recessed, or flat panels. Make the style distinctively your own with designer touches like windows, finishes or paint colors, and attractive hardware. For the utmost in curb appeal, be sure to coordinate the look of your garage doors with your home itself – and do stay within the specifications of your HOA.
The material that composes your brand new garage door matters. It’s not just a question of personal taste, although you may have a decided preference for, say, natural wood or sleek metal. Different material door materials – wood, composite, steel, aluminum, or fiberglass -- will vary in durability, weather resistance, security, weight, and cost, as well as in the amount of maintenance they will demand in the future. Ask your garage door professional to recommend a material that will suit your lifestyle. Add appropriate insulation to the door of an attached garage, or any garage that multitasks as a workshop or man cave.
Garage door opener
When you are planning to have a new door installed, think about your garage door opener too. Interestingly, it could well be possible for you to continue using your old opener. The question is, though, do you really want to? To find out, check whether your current opener conforms to the latest government safety standards and has sufficient horsepower to lift your replacement garage door. If the answer is “no,” you are going to need a new garage door opener installation as well.
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