Garage Door Installation Guide with Prices
A Quick Guide to Installing a Garage Door
Rather you are looking at replacing a damaged door or upgrading your current one, this quick guide will take you through the process of installing a new garage door.
Selecting the Right Company
When searching for a garage door company, ensure they have the following qualities.
• Licensed, bonded, and insured professionals.
• BBB accreditation.
• Membership with the International Door Association.
• Same Day and 24/7 emergency services.
• Free estimates and lifetime warranty options.
Choosing the Type of Right Door
There are a variety of materials to choose from when it comes to your garage door. Prices vary depending on the insulation, size, thickness, materials, and customization needed. Here is a short list of the different types of doors to choose from.
This material option has many benefits from high durability and insulation to low maintenance. This style works well with doors that have windows and colored designs. The average cost of a steel garage door is $800 to $3,500.
Wood material maintains a form of mid-range durability and insulation but can be high maintenance. This is a chosen style for staining, having decorative hardware, and performing a bit more customization. The average cost of a wood garage door is $800 to $5,000.
This material can give your door a wood grain pattern but offer higher durability and insulation with low maintenance. The average cost for a composite garage door is $1,200 to $2,200.
Glass & Aluminum
This material offers low insulation with high maintenance but can maintain a midlevel range of durability. The glass allows for translucencies can be used on panels. The average cost for a glass and aluminum garage door is $2,000 to $3,000.
Fiberglass has low insulation but does offer low maintenance with a midrange durability level. Different colors and design options are there to choose from with a typical average price of $2,000 to $3,500.
What to Expect
If this is your first garage door installation, here is a quick list of things to expect the garage door installer to do.
• Remove existing garage door, door panels, and garage door opener.
• Inspect door frame.
• Repair or replace hardware.
• Install and level the new garage door and door panels.
• Replace weather stripping.
• Install the hinges, springs, cables, and garage door opening.
Benefits of a New Garage Door
A new garage door offers the following benefits to you and your home.
• Curb Appeal to your home.
• Protection against inclement weather.
• Safety and security helping you have peace of mind.
• Dependable and long lasting service.
• High return on investment.
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