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3 Steps To Finding The Perfect Garage Door For You!
Directly below you will find an outline of these 3 steps to help you learn the pros and cons of each material & style; and in a very short time, you will have figured out the perfect door for you. It will only take a few minutes but don't rush! You will have the door you choose for a long time and this page will help you find the one that's best for you.
# 1: Which Is The Best Garage Door?
We are often asked this question and the simple answer is the best garage door is the one that most closely meets your needs. You should choose a garage door manufactured by a quality company with a good reputation and installed by a professional.
We proudly feature Amarr, Clopay & Wayne Dalton residential garage doors. We sell and professionally install these Garage Doors because they offer quality, durability, and warranties that provide substantial value to our customers.
Steel Garage Doors
Steel is the most popular material used for garage doors today because of its durability. Steel will look great forever and is virtually maintenance-free. It also has the advantage of being the least expensive garage door you can buy. If you're looking to add even more curb appeal, a Steel Door in Carriage Style like the one pictured, might be just what you're looking for...
Wood Carriage House Doors
Radically beautify your home with wood carriage house doors. These doors increase the curb appeal of your home so much that real estate studies have shown they increase the value of your house. But that's not the real reason to have them... the real reason is just how much you'll love the way the exterior of your home looks... and if the neighbors are a little jealous, well, that just can't be helped.
Wood-Composite Garage Doors
Composite doors are just above steel in terms of price. They come primed and ready to paint with a limited lifetime warranty. People buy wood-composite primarily for 3 reasons: wood-composite can easily be customized for your home because it requires painting. The second is that once it is painted it does not require the maintenance a wood door will. Nor will it crack, split, swell or warp like wood can. And lastly, this environmentally friendly door is made mostly from recycled material so it is the "greenest of garage doors."
Vinyl Garage Doors
Vinyl garage doors are completely maintenance free. They are scratch resilient and will not dent, rust or crack. They are well insulated and work quietly. The wood grain is properly registered so the door has the appearance of wood. A vinyl door is available in four colors and never needs repainting. While the initial cost of a vinyl door is greater than doors made of other materials, the long-term cost is less.
Precision Garage Door of Lehigh Valley offers a large selection of garage doors in many styles and panel designs. Call us now and get a free quote on any style of garage door.
Insulation Is A Big Factor In The Cost And Quality Of Your New Garage Door
The energy efficiency of your new garage door will depend on how well it's insulated. This is most often stated in R-Value. The higher the R-Value, the more energy efficient the garage door.
There are 2 types of insulation used in garage doors: Polystyrene and Polyurethane.
Polystyrene is similar to the materials used in a foam cooler. It is less expensive than polyurethane and will provide a high R-value. Polyurethane is sprayed into a door with interior and exterior steel and provides a superior quality and R-Value. It will typically be a little more expensive than polystyrene.
As an example, a wood garage door will have an R-Value around 8. While insulated steel doors can achieve R-Values between 13 and 19.
Insulation also provides noise reduction for smooth, quiet operation.
2.Warranty - How Well Do I Understand It?
Nearly every garage door comes with a warranty of some kind. Many companies claim they have a lifetime warranty but don't cover everything. Garage doors have many parts: rollers, cables, springs, door panels, etc. Find out what parts the warranty covers. When you read the fine print, you may find that the warranty does not cover warping, splitting, cracking, denting, or rusting and then limits parts to one year. When shopping you want to make sure you are comparing apples to apples.
3: Decide Which Garage Door Company to Buy From?
Unfortunately, in Lehigh Valley the garage door industry is not strictly monitored. There are many fly-by-night companies that are not adequately insured and do not need to stand by their work because they won't exist in 6 months. When you buy a new door look for a company that:
- Carries the necessary insurance
- Provides warranties on the parts and labor of your new garage door
- Has technicians that are well trained and uniformed
- Has trucks that are clean and clearly indicate the name of the company (Fly-by-night companies that change their name every 6 months will not typically invest in uniforms or paint the company's logo on the truck.)
- You should expect professionalism and courtesy at all times
- Supplies references from previous customers upon request
At Precision Garage Door, we want your business and are willing to work hard to get it. When you choose us you can be sure we are prepared to do an exceptional job.
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