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5 More Frequently Asked Garage Door Questions

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  • 17 Apr 2018
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Last time we talked about some of the questions that seem to pop up time and time again. Today, we have 5 more frequently asked garage door questions. See if yours made this list, and if not, check below to find out how to get your question answered by a professional.

Is Wood Better Than Metal?

Nothing can beat the classic look a wooden door will give the exterior of your home. It gives a warm, rich look that metal doors have a hard time emulating. Wooden doors are, however, much heavier and require an opener with more horsepower.

Metal doors are available in a wide variety of colors, textures, and designs. If you don’t require as much insulation, you can save money by getting a single-layer door. These doors are not quite as strong and durable as a good solid wooden door. Ultimately, the choice is up to you!

Do You Recommend Windows?

Windows can do three things for your garage door:

  • Increase natural lighting in your garage space
  • Add an attractive character to your home’s facade
  • Increase security risks to your garage

Having a window poses a small security risk by allowing a peek at your belongings. This can be mitigated by using tinted glass or simply covering the windows. Weigh the overall aesthetic benefits against this, and make the best decision for your family.

Torsion or Extension: Which Spring is Best?

Extension springs use two springs that attach to the top of the door on either side and extend back to where the opener is located. Torsion spring systems use just one large spring mounted directly over the door. These don’t require the same kind of balancing over time that extension systems need. In addition, they put less stress on the door and help keep it in alignment.

How Long Will My New Door Last?

As with everything, the lifespan of your garage door will depend on the quality of the door and how well you maintain it. A high-quality metal door with polyurethane insulation should last around 20 years of normal use. Having regular service and maintenance performed, as well as an annual cleaning and tune-up can extend this.

How Much is This Going to Cost?

No matter what you’re purchasing, you always get what you pay for. Your family’s particular needs and budget will determine the quality of door you require. A good quality, insulated metal door can run about $1,000. Going for a thinner door, or less insulation can reduce that price. On the other hand, going with wood, adding windows, or increasing the size can get your closer to $4,000.

Contact Us With More Questions!

Neighborhood Garage Door Service of Stamford, Connecticut hears so many frequently asked garage door questions, it’s hard to get to them all. If we missed your question in this post, give us a call and we’ll get you an answer! We’re available 24/7 to answer your questions, schedule an appointment, or come out right away to take care of your garage door service needs.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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