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After we listed our home for sale, I could tell that things really needed to change, and fast. Our real estate agent mentioned that there were a few issues with the exterior of our home, so we took her suggestions to heart. She mentioned that our garage door desperately needed to be updated, so we worked hard to take care of the issue. We completely repainted the door, and then we worked on adding hardware and handles that gave it a little visual interest. This website is here to help people to update their home's exterior in a productive, convenient way. Check it out!


Updating My Home's Exterior

A Few Choices That Will Affect The Estimate For A New Garage Door

Alice Rhodes

A worn out garage door that you can't depend on is more trouble than it's worth. Garage doors wear out eventually and then it's time to have a new one installed before the old one stops working completely. You'll probably want to get a few garage door estimates to guide your buying decision. Garage doors are available in a range of prices depending on the type of door you buy. Here are a few things that affect the price of a garage door.

The Level Of Insulation You Prefer

The better insulated your garage door is, the more it costs. You'll have to decide if you want to control the temperature in your garage as best you can. You may want to do this to add a little protection to your car or to items you store in your garage. If you use your garage as a workshop, then you'll probably want a well-insulated door so you can work in the garage during all seasons of the year.

When Customization Is Needed

As you can imagine, if you need to have a custom door made for your garage, then you'll have to pay more than if you use a door off the shelf. You might need a custom door if the door opening is higher or wider than normal or if the floor is slanted or uneven. You might also want a custom door if you just want to spend the money to have a unique door that adds a bit of luxury to your property.

If You Need A New Opener

It's possible your new garage door might work with your old opener unless it is old and worn out too. If your opener is still in good shape, then you'll want to talk to your contractor to see if you can use it. However, you'll want to buy a door of comparable weight because if you buy a heavier door, the opener may not work properly. You may want a new opener anyway since newer styles have better safety features and options. The type of opener you buy will have an effect on the price of your garage door installation.

The Material 

The material the door is made from might also have an impact on price. For instance, wood doors are expensive while steel doors are in the budget range. However, since you can add things like windows and insulation that drive up the cost of a door, you can't always judge the price on the door material alone.

The best way to find out how much a garage door will cost is to figure out the features you want and the style of door you like and then call a contractor for an estimate. Be sure the garage door estimate includes the cost of all the parts needed as well as labor so you have a good idea of what the total cost will be.