Buying a new garage door is a big investment, and its best to go in with prepared with a little knowledgeable. We’ve compiled a list of things to consider before purchasing a new garage door in Austin, Texas.
Is the Garage Door Safe
Not all garage doors are created equal, be sure to have finger safety in the joint and rollers. FYI Martin doors are one of the safest in the industry and have these safety features built in on all most all models.
Determine if You Want an Insulated Door
Construction materials and insulation technologies for garage doors have significantly improved over past few years. Most garages aren’t heated, but your garage door still definitely impacts your home’s energy efficiency. Martin provides a garage door that has a tighter seal against the façade to keep out the elements. In most cases you won’t need a weather shield either.
In most cases a garage door will help insulate the garage from the odor weather as well as sound.
Insulation will help in extreme heat from the sun or getting blasted by the wind, an insulated door will better regulate the temperature of your garage.
Carriage House Doors are affordable
Are you interested in carriage house doors, but think they are too expensive. You now can buy a carriage house door built with steel that will not break the bank. These new steel doors have a woodgrain texture that looks like wood but without the upkeep. Add windows and antique hinges and handles to complete the look
It’s important to note that a garage door opener is usually not included in the price of a new garage door. However, most garage door installation companies also sell openers. Make sure to plan ahead, and be prepared to purchase a garage door opener in addition to buying the garage door itself.
Ask if the Garage Door Cost Includes Installation
The cost of the garage door will most likely include the cost of installation, but it’s always good to ask early and clear up that question ahead of time so there are no surprises down the road.
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