Last time we talked about some of the questions that seem to pop up time and time again. Today, we have 5 more frequently asked garage door questions. See if yours made this list, and if not, check below to find out how to get your question answered by a professional.
Is Wood Better Than Metal?
Nothing can beat the classic look a wooden door will give the exterior of your home. It gives a warm, rich look that metal doors have a hard time emulating. Wooden doors are, however, much heavier and require an opener with more horsepower.
Metal doors are available in a wide variety of colors, textures, and designs. If you don’t require as much insulation, you can save money by getting a single-layer door. These doors are not quite as strong and durable as a good solid wooden door. Ultimately, the choice is up to you!
Do You Recommend Windows?
Windows can do three things for your garage door:
- Increase natural lighting in your garage space
- Add an attractive character to your home’s facade
- Increase security risks to your garage
Having a window poses a small security risk by allowing a peek at your belongings. This can be mitigated by using tinted glass or simply covering the windows. Weigh the overall aesthetic benefits against this, and make the best decision for your family.
Torsion or Extension: Which Spring is Best?
Extension springs use two springs that attach to the top of the door on either side and extend back to where the opener is located. Torsion spring systems use just one large spring mounted directly over the door. These don’t require the same kind of balancing over time that extension systems need. In addition, they put less stress on the door and help keep it in alignment.
How Long Will My New Door Last?
As with everything, the lifespan of your garage door will depend on the quality of the door and how well you maintain it. A high-quality metal door with polyurethane insulation should last around 20 years of normal use. Having regular service and maintenance performed, as well as an annual cleaning and tune-up can extend this.
How Much is This Going to Cost?
No matter what you’re purchasing, you always get what you pay for. Your family’s particular needs and budget will determine the quality of door you require. A good quality, insulated metal door can run about $1,000. Going for a thinner door, or less insulation can reduce that price. On the other hand, going with wood, adding windows, or increasing the size can get your closer to $4,000.
Contact Us With More Questions!
Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Stamford, Connecticut hears so many frequently asked garage door questions, it’s hard to get to them all. If we missed your question in this post, give us a call and we’ll get you an answer! We’re available 24/7 to answer your questions, schedule an appointment, or come out right away to take care of your garage door service needs.