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Common Questions About Your Garage Doors

Garage doors are quick to get damaged or dented. For a lot of homes, the garage faces the road. Therefore, it is important to maintain clean and well- maintained garage doors. Here are some common questions people have about garage doors.

  1. What is the cost of new garage doors?
    According to Better Homes & Gardens, a single garage door will range from as low as $200 to $4,000 for two or more doors. Not to mention the installation, that averages about $1,063.
  2. How to pick the right door?
    There are a couple of factors that go into picking a garage door such as, size, style, materials, and the cost. Expect to spend between $740 and $1,417 installing a garage door.
  3. What material is best for a garage door?
    Materials can vary, which is good because they can be modified to everyone’s likes. The most popular materials are wood, vinyl, steel, and glass. Wood gives a classic and antique look. Vinyl is low- maintenance, rust- resistant and durable. Steel can be painted to accommodate the houses colors. Lastly, glass is becoming very popular. The maintenance of glass doors includes washing with water and soap.
  4. Damaged door, what to do?
    The damage may seem simple to fix, but it is important to keep in mind that a damage could get worse if not assessed correctly. Depending on how old the garage door is, if it has a dent, consider if repairing it will cost more than replacing it.
  5. What will a garage door opener cost?
    Believe it or not, garage openers are often not included in the price of replacement. The garage opener itself will cost between $150 to $300.
  6. What to do with old door and parts?
    Make sure that the old doors are properly recycled. Another alternative would be getting creative and build a headboard or even wall art.

References

Haugo, Rachel. “Answers to Your Garage Door Repairs & Replacement Cost Questions.” Better Homes and Gardens, 27 July 2017, www.bhg.com/home-services/advice/cost/garage-door-repair-costs-questions/.

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