What are some Tips for Picking a New Garage Door?
Q: What are some tips for picking a new garage door?
A: Before you decide what type of garage door you want for your home, it’s best to research the different options, styles, and features available.
A high quality garage door will last a long time and provide years of worry-free service. In some cases, it could even last a lifetime!
It makes perfect sense to invest a little extra to get the best door possible.
In other words, you should avoid low quality doors that’ll need to be replaced more frequently because in the long run, you could actually end up spending MORE on a low quality door, due to all the ongoing repairs that may be necessary.
In terms of tips for picking your new garage door, here they are:
Upgrade from polystyrene to polyurethane insulation
The effectiveness of an insulated door is based upon its R-value. The higher the R-value, the superior its insulating effect. Opting for better insulation, like R-W’s Neufoam™, can up to double the R-value.
Purchase a new garage door opener with your new garage door
The garage door dealer who installs your new door can also install a new opener at the same time. New openers are quieter, have more features, and are designed to work better with your new door than keeping your existing door opener.
Use R-W’s Design-a-Door
With Design-a-Door you can upload a picture of your home and use it to try out different door styles, designs, and options to find the one that you like the best. Once you are done, simply print out the door specs bring it to Garage Door Canada to get your quote.
Talk to a professional
Every garage opening can be different. An experienced garage door dealer, like Garage Door Canada, will be able to check the shape, size, side clearance and headroom of your garage and verify if the door you select will fit correctly.
Verify the door has features to withstand different types of weather
A high quality door should have an artic-grade bottom seal to stop snow, ice and water from getting into the garage. There should also be dual-seal section joints in between each door panel to keep out wind and moisture. R-W’s Weatherlock System includes all of these features.
Add windows to improve the style and function of your garage door
Windows help allow natural light to flow into your garage and add a nice modern look to your home's curb appeal. Regardless of which style of glass you choose – clear, frosted, etc. – it's always a good idea to upgrade to insulated glass.