Your garage is an important part of your home, whether you use it as a convenient storage space where you keep important (or simply sentimental) property, a safe parking spot for your car, or as a personal gym. If you have an attached garage, you more than likely have a door that connects it to the rest of your home. That means you need your garage door to be as safe and secure as possible, otherwise, it could serve would-be intruders as an access point to the rest of your house. The best way to make sure of that is to get the right kind of system installed.
Different Door Materials
There are many different types of materials a garage door can be made of. The most common ones are wood, steel, aluminum, and, although more rare than the others, vinyl. Your choice of material will determine the look and durability of your door. Wood offers a classic prestigious appearance but requires more frequent maintenance. Steel can be very durable and tough but is less eye appealing. Aluminum, on the other hand, is easily maintained, however, can more easily dent. Your choice of material will depend, in part, on the environmental conditions in your local area.
One Piece or Sectional
Another choice you'll need to make when getting a new door system is whether you're going to go with a single panel or a sectional garage door. Single panel doors tend to look more classical and are usually more secure and insulating. Sectional doors, however, have the advantage when it comes to repairs and maintenance since each panel can be replaced separately.
Choosing The Right Opener
An often forgotten part of getting a new door installed is making sure your garage opener - either the new one you choose or the existing one you have - is going to be capable of providing the necessary horsepower output your new garage door will require. Not only that, but the noise level and maintenance requirements are also worth considering. A chain-drive opener, for example, is very strong, but requires a lot of maintenance and is quite noisy, so it may not be a good choice for homes with a bedroom near their garage. What's more, many opener models have unique security features that can help your new door adequately protect your home.
Seek Professional Assistance
You don't have to make all of the necessary choices by yourself. Our experts at Garage Door Repair Moreno Valley are here to consult you and help you find the best garage door and opener for your specific home. Once you've found the perfect one, we'll conduct the installation process safely and quickly. Call us today.