In our last blog post, we discussed four basic components that you should consider when you’re ready to purchase a new garage door. But there are additional options for style and functionality that go beyond just the door itself. If you’ve found yourself calling for garage door repair in Warminster, PA, or elsewhere, more frequently than you should, it might be time to replace that old door. Here are some extra features that you should think about with your purchase:
- Windows – Many homeowners choose to have windows in their garage. This is a useful feature because it allows some light into the room. It is recommended to have the windows located near the top of the door for increased privacy. Windows come in almost as many styles as the doors themselves, so you’ll want to take the time to consider whether the style of the windows on your garage matches the windows throughout your home. If you keep your garage heated, and you have opted for an insulated door, then you may want to purchase insulated glass for the windows, too.
- Garage Door Opener – Are you tired of waking up to the rumbling of a garage door opening when a family member leaves the house early in the morning? A new opener might just be the solution. Choose one with a belt drive instead of a screw drive or chain drive. A belt drive uses a rubber belt rather than metal, resulting in quieter movement. In addition, think about choosing nylon rollers, which will also reduce the noise. If you are content with your current door opener, but it has not been operating correctly, we also offer garage door opener repair in PA and NJ.
- Torsion Springs – These springs are what allow your door to move up and down slowly, and are necessary for safety. However, standard torsion springs are only rated to last for about 10,000 cycles. While this may sound like a lot, many families will go through that many cycles in just five years. To extend the life of your springs, opt for a stronger spring that is rated for more cycles. This small investment will extend the life of your springs by years.
If you’re ready for a new garage door, we currently are offering new installation for as low as just $699. Give us a call now to schedule a free estimate for your home.