You don’t replace your garage door very often, so when you do, you need to make sure you cover all the bases. If you don’t git right the first, some stuff cannot be added on. Here are a few things to think about:
- Make sure to test the security features. All garage doors come with modern features like motion sensor. When you buy the door, make sure you test it first.
- Insulation: most people don’t think about this one. If you live in a cold part of the country, it should be a top priority, even if you don’t spend a lot of time out there. Good insulation will not only make getting into your car less unpleasant, but it will provide a buffer between the outside of your home and the inside, which means lower heating bills.
- Security: it is unfortunate that the garage door is usually the easiest place for break-in artists to gain entry, and that’s why you have to think about security. If you are getting a remote control opener make sure you get one that is tamper resistant and has a “rolling code” for added security.
- Maintenance: some doors are more difficult to maintain than others. Wood doors look great but require regular washing and painting to prevent mold from destroying the paint and causing the door to deteriorate. As you might expect, metal doors are more resilient to that sort of thing.