It’s easy to start a discussion about garage doors with the notion of functionality over design appeal. While functionality is paramount, it isn’t the only thing that you should think about when you are fixing or replacing the door for your garage. Whether you have a single car garage or a larger one, you’re sure to find an amazing garage door that offers much more appeal than the one you currently have. There’s nothing wrong with replacement for functionality, but give appearance serious consideration as well.
The Raw Materials
Long gone are the days when your only option for a new garage door was heavy hard wood. While that’s always a nice touch, you’ll find that there are a lot of additional solutions available today. From lightweight aluminum and composite steel to all sorts of wood types, garage doors are lighter and brighter than ever. No matter what you want in terms of materials, we can probably help you find it. If you’re not keen on having a large door, you could always add a mixed option with a door frame in the middle or to the side. That way you could open up your garage without having to open it up completely.
Technology and Automation
One of the most compelling things that you have to remember when looking at garage door replacement is the ability for automation. This is a fascinating upgrade to the connectivity that is being introduced into modern home upgrades. Automation allows you to easily open, close, and even lock your garage with the push of a button. You could download an app and connect it to the brain of your garage door opener. Furthermore, it could send you notifications if the door opens, closes, or is in need of inspection. This type of connectivity is being introduced into many people’s homes, and the latest garage door options are in line with home automation.
Warranties and Longevity
As you start to break down the options to get a new garage door, make sure that you look into the warranty and projected longevity of the materials. Your garage door can last for a long time, and give your home a better sense of unity, when correctly installed. Whether you want to replace the garage for curb appeal, or you just want to upgrade to something more technologically advanced, you will find that there are several elements that come into play when you hire us to replace your door properly.
Overhead Door of Tampa Bay works with homeowners in the greater Tampa area to install, inspect, and repair garage doors at any time of year. Garage door replacement should not be based solely on price as this will be a long-term investment for your home. This year’s hurricane season has been quiet so far, but we’ve been experiencing more rain than ever. If your garage is experiencing water intrusion, give us a call at 813-885-DOOR and we’ll schedule an appointment so one of our experienced estimators can determine any garage door repairs needed.