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Tips for Buying and Installing a Garage Door

Though they last a long time, every garage door’s days are numbered, just like the rest of us. They are used several times a day, which adds up to nearly a thousand times a year. Naturally, they wear out. Since you’ll rarely replace your garage door during the lifetime of your home, it’s an investment that should be done thoughtfully. When it’s time to install a garage door, here are a few tips for your purchase.

Should you purchase metal or wood? Wood can add an element of natural beauty, is readily available, and easy to customize. The catch is it doesn’t last as long and requires more consistent care throughout the year. Metal garage doors last a long time and won’t be as hard to keep up on.

How much can you expect to pay for a garage door? Prices can vary tremendously, from about $400 for your bottom of the line basic garage door to $9,000 for higher end models, including installation. For a 16 by 7 foot door, you can expect to pay between $800 and $1,500 for a mid-range model counting installation.

For New Door or Garage Door Spring Repair, Call Sac’s

If you need a new garage door or other maintenance such as garage door spring repair, call Sac’s Garage Door Repair, serving Folsom and the Greater Sacramento areas.

Deciding Whether to Replace or Repair Garage Door

Ultimately, the decision on whether to call a professional to fix your garage door or outright replace it comes down to both appearance and age. If the door used to function properly, but is covered with unsightly rust, you may want to consider replacing the door. If your garage door is more than 20 or 25 years old, you should also consider replacement. The other consideration is energy efficiency, especially if you have a heated garage. Even if you don’t, energy efficiency is still an important deciding factor if the garage is attached to the house, as a leaky door will have dramatic effects on the cost to heat your home.