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What You Need To Know Before Buying a New Garage Door

When it comes to purchasing a brand new garage door for your home, there are many factors to consider. Not only are you faced with endless designs for curb appeal, but there are many choices to consider when it comes to your lifestyle, budget, the climate you live in and the longevity you seek in your door’s lifespan. 

Feeling a little overwhelmed on which garage door is right for your home? Don’t be. Our team of garage door experts is here to help you get the information you need in order to make the right decision. Our team put together this list of things you should know and what to consider before making your garage door investment. 

Leave It to the Pros

Before you decide to make garage door installation your next do-it-yourself project – don’t. This is one project that is important to work with a professional on.

Garage doors are incredibly heavy and more involved than you may realize. Without the proper technique and equipment, you could damage your home, your new door or worse; risk injury.

Increase Your Insulation

It’s common to have a lack of storage options in your home, especially in the southern states where basements aren’t common and attic spaces can be too hot, so many utilize their garage space.

When it comes to installing a garage door in Florida, consider one that has great insulation. It will help with more heat-sensitive items you are storing in your garage, as well as help keep energy bills lower – and who doesn’t want that?

Pick a Style

Garage doors have come a long way over the years, they aren’t just about function, but can offer great curb appeal and value to a home, by complementing its architecture.

Newer models vary in fabrication that can include steel, aluminum, fiberglass, wood and more; each offering their own benefits and price points. Added value selections often offer windows, variety in colors, finishes or unique hardware. 

Focus on Safety

Safety should be a priority, and the newest garage door models can offer special features to prevent accidents, including auto-reverse, motion sensors and manual override, to keep children, pets and property safe.

Update Your Opener

Save on labor expenses while having a new garage door installed by getting a new garage door opener at the same time. 

Don’t forget to ask about different features such as rolling codes to make your home more secure and additional help such as vehicle and opener syncing to save you time and frustration. 

Talk About Springs

Torsion springs, part of the mechanism for garage door support and movement, are what reduce the force of gravity for the door.

A torsion spring has a limited life span, but you can upgrade to a spring with a larger wire size to last longer.

Hurricane Proof 

A staved-in garage door puts an entire house at risk. The right door, along with bracing and beefier hardware can earn a door a wind-load rating between 115 and 180mph.

As a Florida resident, you know your home can be prone to hurricane exposure, so make sure your door is compliant with the state and local codes to protect your garage door from strong winds. 

Ready to Get Started? 

As you can see, there are many options and considerations when it comes to your new garage door. At Bayside Garage Doors, we’re happy to answer any questions you may have, along with assisting you in selecting the right garage door for you and your home. 

Contact our team online for a free, no obligation quote for your home, or call us directly at (813) 433-7395 to learn more today!