Selecting the Right Company for a New Garage Door Installation
Selecting the right company for a new garage door installation. Your garage door is one of the most important, yet most under-appreciated part of your home. You keep your vehicles along with other valuables stored. On top of that, it also offers direct access to your home (oftentimes). Consider all these important factors surrounding your garage door. It makes sense to ensure they are properly installed. Then they can work safely and effectively for years to come.
There are many people who enjoy DIY projects at home. Installing a new garage door is something that a few people may want to tackle on their own. However, consider everything stated above. The fact that a garage door can weigh anywhere from 200 pounds to more than 500 pounds, increases risk. It doesn’t make sense to risk having something go wrong. This could lead to damaging a car, other property, or even worse, hurting someone.
Professional Garage Door Installation
It is always recommended that you hire a professional either to install a garage door. or to do any repairs on your garage door. Especially if it involves the garage door springs.
Springs are responsible for moving hundreds of pounds worth of door up and down, many times a day. You start to appreciate how strong they have to be and how much tension they are under. And they do this day after day for years on end!
If you don’t know what you’re doing when working with something like that then leave it alone. Your best bet is to simply stay away and pay a few dollars to make sure it’s done safely and correctly.
When choosing a new garage door, it’s worth shopping around a bit. You’ll want to know what you’re looking for before asking for quotes. For example, are you looking for just a door, or do you want an automatic garage door opener along with it? In this day and age, it’s unusual to NOT have a garage door opener, unless the door is going on something like a storage area.
Garage Door Openers
As far as garage door openers go, you also should consider what you want in that.
For example, do you want a chain drive opener or a belt drive?
A belt drive will be considerably more quiet, but it will also cost a bit more.
Keep in mind that new chain drive motors really aren’t all that loud. Unless your garage is directly next to or over the master bedroom. you can probably be happy saving a few dollars by skipping the belt drive option.
More expensive belt drive openers sometimes have some other features. This something you may very well want to spend the money on. such as a battery back up. Here in Tucson, especially during the summer monsoon season, it’s not unusual to have the power go out. With a battery back up in your garage door opener, you never have to worry about being stuck outside (or inside). Something to consider when making your purchase.
Company Reputation is Important
As for who you choose to install your new garage door and/or garage door opener, you have many choices. Like any home expense that costs a fair amount of money, It does make sense to get many quotes. At Discount Door Service, we encourage you to shop around. but we would also like to suggest that you do so carefully. So selecting the right company for a new garage door installation is actually quite important.
When you get a quote, say for a new door, a new opener, or even just a garage door repair, make sure you get a complete quote. Make sure to include parts, labor, tax, service call… everything!
Unfortunately, we have heard too many stories. People get quotes for a price on the phone. Then they have the final bill come out to something different once all they see “add on” costs.
Don’t be a victim of a “bait and switch” if you hear a very low price quoted on the phone. Make sure you get the FULL price!
At Discount Door Service, we welcome price comparisons. Because we know we are always competitive in our pricing. And our service in unmatched. Just check our reviews for yourself! Get in touch
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