Improving My Garage Door

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Improving My Garage Door

I have always been one of those people that loves making the front of my home absolutely beautiful, which is one of the reasons that my garage door needed to change. It was old, unsightly, and exceptionally faded. I thought long and hard about how to handle it, and I finally decided that it would make the most sense to go through and completely repaint the entire thing. It was a lot of work, but by the time I was finished, it looked incredible. This blog is all about improving your garage door by adding the right decorative elements and knowing how to match those elements to your home.

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Residential garage doors eventually reach the end of their lifespan. You'll know yours has if it starts to sag and not move up and down smoothly anymore. A replacement is pretty easy to get through if you use these tactics.

Choose Your Favorite Door

You won't replace your garage door that often if you maintain it properly, so you should take some time to choose a replacement you'll love for the foreseeable future. Luckily, you have so many great options to consider from multiple suppliers.

Think about what you've always wanted in a garage door. Do you care about visuals, performance, or durability? Write down your goals so you can focus on suitable options. Also, have a garage door contractor explain the pros of a couple so you can be decisive.

Hire Professionals to Remove Old Door

Even if you plan to complete a garage door replacement on your own, at least leave the removal of the old door up to professionals. It's one of the more involved steps in the replacement because garage doors are pretty heavy, sometimes weighing hundreds of pounds.

Garage door professionals can still methodically remove and take the old door from your property, so you're not left wondering how you'll dispose of it. Professionals can recycle it as well if that's a route you prefer. 

Check the Levelness of the First Panel 

Residential garage doors come in panels, which you'll set up individually. The key to having success is making sure the first panel is level. If not, the rest of the panels won't line up properly.

After you've attached the first panel and verified it's secure, get a leveler tool and see how level it is. You might need to make a few adjustments initially until the panel aligns perfectly. You can then resume setting up the rest of the panels.

Monitor Certain Aspects After Installation 

After you've set up each panel and made sure the supporting hardware is where it should be, you're ready to test out the garage door. It's the final step in a residential garage door replacement and luckily, you don't have to do much.

Just focus on significant aspects, including the speed of the garage door as it moves up and down the track and noise levels. If there aren't any warning signs, you can confidently continue using the garage door. 

When you get ready to replace your garage door, work diligently to ensure the new door looks great and continues to perform safely post-installation. For more information, contact a company like Town & Country Door LLC.