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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

3 Things To Know About Garage Door Installation

Alice Rhodes

Many older garages were constructed without a door. These garages serve as a simple housing for your car, but they can let in the elements. Open garages don't provide much more protection for your car than street parking. When you're ready to install a garage door, get in touch with a local garage door service. Here are three things you might want to know about the installation process before you make the call:

1. It can be completed in a single afternoon.

An automatic garage door is a sizable piece of hardware, but it can be installed relatively quickly. In most cases, it won't take a garage door service more than four hours to install your door from start to finish. This includes all the necessary steps such as installing the motor and safety sensors, laying the track, and attaching the door itself. Schedule your garage door installation for a weekend or an afternoon when you'll be home, and you'll have your new door by the end of the day.

2. It is best accomplished by professionals.

Most people enjoy the benefits of automatic garage doors. These doors open with the push of a button, which means you won't need to get out of your car to push the door open on a cold winter day. However, automatic garage doors are trickier to install than manual doors. There are many moving parts, such as cables, tension springs, and the motor itself. Many of these items need to be installed from atop a ladder, and people who are untrained can easily injure themselves. Allow a professional garage door service to do the work for you for the safest and most reliable outcome.

3. It offers you several options.

You can have a lot of personal say in the installation process. For instance, if you have a particularly wide garage, you can choose to have one or two garage doors installed. Two garage doors give you greater control over the amount of privacy you have in your garage at any given time. However, some people prefer the simplicity and economy of a single wide door. Keep in mind maintenance costs over time. Wide garage doors may require more frequent maintenance since their additional weight can put more tension on the springs and motor. Ask your garage door serviceman for personalized advice if you're unsure which option will suit your space best.

Contact a local garage door installation company for more information.