Getting a new garage door can be a simple task if you get educated about the process. To share some tips, gutter repair expert Pechacek’s General Contracting lists some of the things that you should keep in mind before installing a new garage door.
Upgrade Your Insulation
If you want to maintain a stable temperature in your garage, you might want to consider upgrading your insulation from extruded polystyrene to polyurethane insulation. Don’t forget to check the R-value as well. The higher the number, the better the insulating property.
Invest in Beefier Springs
Springs are essential in helping your garage door go up easily and come down slowly. Many garage doors are designed with torsion springs above the door, and these springs can be used for approximately 10,000 cycles or less than five years. That said, you might want to invest in springs that can go for about 20,000 cycles, so you can enjoy it for a longer time.
Think Twice About the Garage Door Design
Consider how the style and color of the door will look on your home. Overall, you should take note of the architectural style and design of your home, particularly the exterior elements like siding.
Consider Adding Windows
Windows can make your garage door look so much better, but make sure that you opt for the right type of window. For instance, if your garage is heated, you should consider upgrading to insulated glass. Also, if possible, make sure that the glass style matches the current windows in your home. If you’re concerned about privacy and security, you can have the glass installed in the top panel.
Pechacek’s General Contracting specializes in new decks, roofing, gutters and much more. We’re a locally owned business that prioritizes excellent workmanship and superb customer service. Call us at (651) 332-4385 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate. We serve customers in River Falls, WI.