Homeowners do a lot of interior remodeling to their living space, but often put off improving the exterior. This can spell trouble if your garage door has progressed beyond normal wear and tear. It might need to be replaced. Rather than leaving your home vulnerable to break-ins and other damage, request a sales estimate and remember to ask the right questions.
Do I Really Need To Replace The Door?
No, this is not a stupid question. Although garage doors are designed for exterior use and exposure to the elements, they will deteriorate over time. Wood splinters and cracks. Aluminum and metal warp and dent, even the track components can fail. It's important to distinguish between a cosmetic issue and a functional one.
Sometimes, with a little TLC and maintenance, we can get your door back to full working order without having to replace it. This is often a more affordable option that extends the life of your garage door.
What Kind Of Door Should I Choose?
There are a lot of options, including:
What's Included In The Estimate?
That's a great question. It's also a question you want to be sure to ask when getting an estimate. Inclusions vary by company, so be sure you always know what you're paying for.
As a rule of thumb, estimates usually include:
Do I Have To Replace The Electronic Components, Too?
Automatic garage door openers are nice, but they can throw a wrench into the replacement process. Deciding whether or not to replace this piece really depends on the weight of the door.
If the replacement door is heavier than the old one, you will want to talk to the assessor about replacing everything, but choosing a new door of comparable weight, often eliminates the problem. There is only one rule: if you're not sure, ask. Don't assume, never assume.
The knowledgeable staff at Willow Creek Overhead Door can answer all of your questions about garage door replacement and include a comprehensive estimate.