Replacing a garage door is not just about enhancing curb appeal, although that's definitely a perk. It’s like giving your home an instant facelift. But more than aesthetics, it's about safety and efficiency too.A worn-out or damaged garage door can pose significant risks to your family and property. On the flip side, a new one provides increased security while also reducing energy costs by improving insulation.
Your trusty old garage door may have served you well over the years, but nothing lasts forever. Most doors have a lifespan of around 15-30 years depending on use and maintenance (source). So if yours is nearing its expiry date or has suffered extensive damage from wear and tear, replacement might be the best course of action
Finding The Right Fit For Your Home
Selecting the right type for your house isn't as easy as picking out curtains; there are many factors to consider - material type (wooden vs steel), design style (check here for inspiration), insulation needs etc. And let's not forget budget constraints.
If longevity tops your priority list, steel doors with fiberglass overlays resist rust and dents better than others.
In case aesthetics matter more to you – wooden ones lend natural beauty unlike any other.
For those living in harsh climates, insulated doors help keep the garage temperature controlled, saving energy costs over time.
The Replacement Process: A Peek Behind The Curtain
You might be wondering what exactly happens during a garage door replacement. It’s not as daunting as it seems.At Thompson Garage Door Repair, we've been replacing garage doors for years. Our process starts with taking accurate measurements of your existing door and opening to ensure the new one fits perfectly. We then remove the old door and install the new one, including all hardware such as tracks and springs.Not only do we ensure your automatic opener works seamlessly with the new setup, but also we pride ourselves on cleanliness. Once the installation is complete, no trace of our work will be left behind - everything will appear as if untouched.