A quality garage door can last for several years. But in order to maximize your garage door, you should also take note of other important factors.
Opt for Beefier Springs
Springs enable your garage door to go up easily and slide down slowly. Typically, garage doors make use of torsion springs, which can be found above the door. Standard torsion springs can last for about 10,000 cycles or less than 5 years on average. However, you might want to consider going with a torsion spring rated for 20,000 cycles so that you won’t have to worry about frequent spring replacements.
Buy a New Opener Too
Garage door installation companies often recommend changing the opener when replacing an old garage door. Remember that your garage door opener will also fail at some point. So, if you already notice signs of wear, or you simply want a quieter opener with better features, you should have your opener and garage door replaced at the same time.
Upgrade the Insulation
If you are keen on getting an insulated door, you might want to upgrade from extruded polystyrene to polyurethane insulation. The latter costs about 15% to 20% more, but it has better insulating capacity. Consult garage door experts so that you can better assess your insulating requirements and to help you determine how much you’ll benefit from an insulation upgrade.
Choose Windows Carefully
Selecting the right windows for your garage door can boost curb appeal and provide light to your garage interior. For extra privacy and security, make sure to have the glass installed on the top panel of your window. And, if your garage is heated, you should consider upgrading to insulated glass.
Madison Door offers excellent window and door services. We are one of the most trusted window and door replacement companies in the area. Our team makes sure to listen and understand your needs so that we can deliver customer satisfaction. Call us at (973) 822-1693, or fill out our contact form to request a free quote.