Choosing a new garage door can be a tough decision. After all, this is a decision that you are going to have to live with for the next 15 years. Some of the things to consider when buying a new door are what material do you want the new door to be made out of, how much maintenance are you willing to do, how quiet do you want it to be, and the list goes on.
Garage doors are most commonly made out of steel however you can also find them made out aluminum and wood. Steel offers a very affordable, durable and low maintenance option while aluminum comes with a high price tag. Wood is a costly option but also requires a lot of maintenance.
If you are wanting a quieter door, insulation is a great way to go as it absorbs a lot of the noise from the garage door. Some of the more quiet doors are known as steel back or “sandwich” doors. These doors have a layer of insulation “sandwiched” between two layers of steel. While these are more costly, they are also more durable.
For more information on the different types of doors available as well as a free in home estimate contact the professionals at Garage Door Guy.
When choosing the right garage door opener for your home, some things to consider are: is there a room above the garage, do I want to control the door from my phone, how much noise can you tolerate and are parts readily available
If there is a room located above the garage then you would be best going with either a belt drive or a jack shaft or side mount opener as these are typically extremely quiet openers. Many new openers are able to link to your phone through a device you can purchase but make sure before you purchase that this is an option . As far as noise level is concerned, generally a screw drive operated opener will be at the noisy end of the spectrum and a belt drive will be the quietest.
No matter what you are looking for or needing in a garage door opener you can trust the professionals at Garage Door Guy to have what you are looking for.