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Basic Information about Garage Door Installation

Securing your house and car would be possible through having a fully functional garage door. it is one of the frequently used equipments around your house. Whether you are installing a new garage door or replacing the old one, you will have to plan primarily how to go about it and what points should be considered for good and efficient garage door installation. Click here to get more information about the garage door installation project.

Deciding who will do the project for you:   

Would you want to do it on your own or get professional assistance? Upon deciding, there are certain factors that should be kept in mind to determine whether you are capable enough to handle the task yourself or you would just end up damaging your property. Alternatively, if you want to hire a professional garage door installer, you may ask for a referral from friends and relatives. 


Knowing more about garage doors:

Let’s learn more about the types of garage doors and determine which one best fits according to your space, style, budget, and needs. Following are the general types of garage doors:

  • Roller garage door: These garage doors are ideal for small or short driveways. They roll up inside a drum which is situated above the opening of garage door. They are normally operated using a handy device of remote control and has safe locking mechanism. Light weight material is used in the construction of these types of garage door. Aluminum strips are ideal for these garage doors.  
  • Up and over garage door: These garage doors swing outwards, then up and parallel to the ceiling of garage. These garage doors are ideal for the spacious garages due to wide space requirement for the operations of garage door.
  • Sectional garage door: These garage doors function alike previous one, but the only different is when it is being opened. They do not swing outward to being opened. They are easy to operate and handle. Rather pulling the garage door upward is the only way to function.
  • Swing hung garage door: These garage door are operated like a normal door. They are suitable for larger garages because they need wide space to function. It necessitates to be hinged to opening of garage.   

Buying tips for garage doors:

While buying any type of garage door, you should also consider some aspects. Give priority to durability and ease of maintenance. Other important considerations are insulation R-value, thickness, style, strength, composition, safety devices, a gauge of metal tracks, warranty, construction material, and counterbracing spring mechanism, and so on. 

Safety tips for garage door:

Whether you are going to handle it on your own or have professional services to accomplish this project, safety is a must. Garage door installation is dangerous to project as it is heavy and bulky moving equipment. There have been reported that improper garage door installation resulted in fatal injuries and damages. It is always advised that never attempt to remove or install the garage door without the right skills, tools, and techniques. Once the garage door is installed, teach everyone about the safety of the garage door.  Teach everyone about, how it is operated. Keep the remote out of the range of young kids. Lastly, inspect the garage door on a monthly basis to make sure it works properly. If anything seems to malfunction, fix or replace it immediately.