Improve Your Home By Replacing Garage Doors
If you’re in the market for a new garage door because your existing garage door has fallen into disrepair you’ll want to consider upgrading to garage doors that will not only improve curb appeal but doors that will also increase the value of your home. When most people think about home improvement, they’re usually thinking about a kitchen or bathroom remodel. But did you know that replacing garage doors is one of the best returns on investment? Yes, dollar for dollar upgrading even a single garage door has a better return than revamping your kitchen.
We understand that the costs associated with installing a new garage door are a fraction of the cost of remodeling your kitchen, which may lead you to believe that the return on investment is not that great. The reality is first impressions matter and since your garage door makes up as much as 40% of the facade of your home the improvement is duly noticed by would-be buyers. And, if your home doesn’t have an enclosed garage but instead has a carport, enclosing your garage and adding automatic garage doors will greatly increase the value of your home. So, if you’re thinking about improving the curb appeal of your home and you don’t want to pay the hefty price of a kitchen remodel, you might want to consider replacing your garage doors with brand new steel garage doors.
Cost Of Replacing Garage Doors
Extensive research by multiple research companies has concluded that replacing a garage door is one of the best and easiest ways to increase the curb appeal of your home. That being said, most homeowners are unsure of the cost of a professional garage door replacement. And, while installing a new garage door is something an experienced do-it-yourselfer can complete, the time, tools, equipment, and experience necessary make the endeavor all but prohibitive to most people. So, whether your garage door is hanging to one side and hasn’t worked in months, or you simply want to upgrade, we’ve put together some information that may ease your mind when deciding to have a professional garage door company install new doors.
On the high-end, the average garage door install is around $4500. On the low-end, a single garage door install will average $650. Of course, there are many variables to consider such as extensive remodeling, if necessary, to meet your specific requirements. Another concern is if you’re wanting to have custom doors and hardware installed. Contact us for pricing and a free on-site consultation.
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Garage Door Materials
One of the first considerations when choosing a garage door is the type of material your door is made from. While wood offers the widest variety of design options and works well in our climate, it’s more expensive than steel and aluminum. And, for a more modern look consider tempered glass in an aluminum frame.
Types Of Garage Doors
The most common type of garage door installed today are sectional garage doors that roll up and down on tracks. Another garage door type that’s getting traction lately are sliding, barn door style garage doors the slide open from the side. Swing-out double doors are another option for a unique appearance.
Garage Door Styles
One of the challenges most homeowners have is determining which style of garage door compliments their home. For example, if you have a Spanish colonial style home, you wouldn’t want to choose an arched traditional garage door with windows, rather you might want to choose a wooden garage door with iron hinges.
Garage Door Costs
Custom wood garage doors are the most expensive and can run you anywhere from $1000 to $10,000 dollars installed. Steel garage doors range from $300 to $3000 dollars, and glass doors with an aluminum frame can range from $1500 to $3000 dollars. Additionally, a pergola over garage doors range from $5000 to $8000 dollars.
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G & G Garage Door Co.
2335 Abalone Ave #108, C
Torrance, CA 90501
How Often Should You Replace Garage Doors?
At G & G Garage Door, we’re often asked questions concerning the longevity of garage doors. Specifically, we’re asked how often do homeowners need to replace their garage doors. Well to answer that question we must follow up with a few questions of our own. First, are you concerned with keeping the exterior of your home updated with the most recent style of garage doors? And, secondly, how often are your garage doors used? The good news is that most garage door systems can last 20 years without needing replacement, but if you want to improve the curb appeal of your home for sale, you’ll want to update your garage doors much sooner than every couple of decades. If you have multiple drivers who use your garage doors quite often, your garage door system may need to be replaced within 10 years, depending on usage.
How Do You Replace A Garage Door Spring?
Many times, we’re contacted with questions about replacing a garage door spring by homeowners who are contemplating tackling this task as a do-it-yourself project. First, if you’re wanting to replace your garage door spring you must know what type of spring you need. A torsion spring is a heavy-duty spring that is under tremendous pressure and should only be replaced by experienced professional garage door installers. However, if your garage door has extension springs, and you begin to see signs of wear, you can simply and easily remove the old springs and replace them yourself. Extension springs act as guides and are not under tremendous pressure. Contact G & G Garage Door for help with all your garage door maintenance needs.