There are many things to consider when purchasing a new garage door. At Lethbridge Garage Doors & Openers, we can provide you with professional advice that comes from years of industry experience. Take a look at the following tips to get you started.
What is the Right Choice for Insulation?
You will find that garage doors can vary greatly in their energy efficiency, also referred to as their R-value, the higher the R-value, the more energy efficient the garage door.
Typically, the price of the door will be higher if it has a higher R-value, but costs can be offset in other ways. Over time, you can enjoy energy savings with a well-insulated door. It is also a good idea to look into a well-insulated door if your garage is underneath a room in your home, as this room can be affected by energy transfer within the garage.
Is Steel the Right Choice?
That depends on a few factors. Steel can be very economical and it also holds up well over time, but vinyl garage doors can last just as long or even longer, although they typically cost a little more. For customers looking for a truly stylish door, wood can be an enticing choice. The downside to wood is that it is typically a heavier door and requires maintenance more often, including re-staining or re-painting.
What Spring System Should I Choose?
There are a few different types used in garage doors today. There are extension springs and torsion springs. Extension springs typically run along the sides of your garage, while torsion springs will be installed above the door itself. They can vary greatly depending on your size of door and how heavy it is. By speaking with our professionals at Lethbridge Garage Doors & Openers, we can explain what may be the best option for you.