Whether your old one is broken or you have simply decided it’s time for a change, at some point you will find yourself looking for a new garage door. Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Charlotte is happy to share our knowledge of things to consider when upgrading your home. There is a lot to consider which can be both exciting and overwhelming. Review these new garage door topics before purchase to ensure you are making the best decision for your home and your family.
Budget and Priorities
Start with your budget and work backward. Instead of forcing yourself to give up your dream garage doors once you spot the price tag, stay within your range the whole time. By prioritizing what is most important to you, you can proactively manage your budget.
Decide before shopping if security, design, or accessories are your top priority making sure you define needs versus wants. Then begin with models that focus on that and add the other features with what is left over in your wallet.
Design can be the most fun, but also the most costly part of your new garage door. You will pay likely pay extra for features such as decorative trims, window accents and designs that follow the latest trends. For example, frosted windows will cost more than standard windows which both cost more than a door with no windows.
Try your best to find a design that either matches or compliments your home design. Since your garage door is an extension of the house, the two should really coincide nicely. Though you will pay extra, this component of your new garage door may also boost your curb appeal and property value.
Functionality & Maintenance
Insulation may not seem like an important part of the decision process, but a poorly insulated space can end up costing you more in the long run. Are you storing items in your garage that cannot handle extreme temperatures? Does anyone in your family spend time in the garage doing projects? Start with quality insulation if these things relate to how you use this space.
The material of your new garage door will also make a big impact on maintenance. You can choose metal or wood as well as specific variations of the two that ensures easy cleaning and longevity.
Other things you can add to your new garage door include:
- Smart password keypads
- Bluetooth garage door openers
- Soft start/stop motors
- Battery backups
Help Me Decide!
Give Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Charlotte a call and talk to one of our experts. Our years of experience will help you wade through all the decisions from design to price point. We guarantee that you will leave more knowledgeable and satisfied with your new garage door purchase. Even if you aren’t sure if you need a new garage door, we can assist from the beginning. One of our trained technicians can share the pros and cons of a repair versus a replacement saving you money and protecting your budget.