A Layer of Protection: Garage Doors

2 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Having A New Garage Door Professionally Installed

If your home's garage door has started to look worn, has become too much to maintain, or does not work anymore, you may be getting ready to have a new one installed. You may have already selected the base door that you want to install but are wondering about other things that you need to plan out before its installation.  

While the installation of the door is taking place, you can take the opportunity to add personal touches or have a say in how it operates. Below are a couple of questions you can ask yourself before having your new garage door professionally installed to sort out what else you would like to have done.

1. Do You Want to Add Personal Touches to the Door During Its Installation?

One question you can ask yourself has to do with the design of the door. While you may have already selected whether you want a wooden or steel door and have picked out the basic style, you can also sit down and think about any personal touches you want to have done during its installation.

For example, if you want a different color or have a pattern on the door, you may want to consider having a vinyl wrap applied. Or, if you want to keep the look of the door but make it stand out, you could have stone-like accent pillars placed on either side.

2. Do You Plan on Working the Door Manually or Having a Garage Door Opener Installed?

Another question that you should ask yourself before the garage door's installation has to do with how you will operate it. Do you plan on working the door manually, or do you want to have a garage door opener installed?

Since the installation of a garage door opener is easier to have done while the door itself is being put up, you can have them done at the same time. You can ask the installers for recommendations to ensure that the opener has the appropriate amount of power for the weight of your particular door.

Before having your new garage door installed, try to think of ways that you want to personalize it to give your garage a unique appearance, such as stone-like accent pillars on either side of the door or a wrap that customizes the color and style of the door. You should decide if you want to have a garage door opener installed so that you can select one that has the appropriate amount of power for the door you chose.

For more info, contact a local garage door service.