Three Important Things to Consider When Buying a New Garage Door

Buying garage doors can be a huge decision because many people end up using these doors more than they use their own front doors. Nothing is worse, though, than ordering a garage door only to find that you didn’t consider several important factors when purchasing a new garage door beforehand.

Measurements

One of the most important factors when buying or ordering garage doors is the measurements. You certainly don’t want to find out the door you’ve ordered doesn’t fit your home or business after it has been delivered to your doorstep. It might be best to have a professional come over and take measurements for your garage door replacement to ensure that it’s done properly.

Insulation

Consider whether or not you need your garage door to be insulated. Although most people don’t keep their garages heated, if you plan on doing so, then you’ll definitely want to invest in an insulated garage door. Having one ensures that you won’t lose heat through the door. Additionally, if your garage door is attached directly to your home, then you’ll probably want to invest in an insulated variant so your home’s energy bills won’t go up due to heat and air escaping through the new garage door.

Safety Factors

Because of the size of a garage door, it is much more susceptible to wind damage than other parts of the home. Each garage door is assigned a safety factor, so if you live in an area prone to strong winds and storms, you might want to consider investing in a garage door that is “storm ready”. A garage door that has a built-in passive reinforcement system can also help keep your door from becoming damaged during extreme weather.

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