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5 Things You Should Know Before You Buy a Garage Door
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Garage doors can last for decades, so it only makes sense to take the time to research your options before making your decision. In this blog, PJ Sullivan Exteriors shares important things you need to know about buying garage doors.

Buy a Garage Door

  1. Wood Doors Have High Maintenance Requirements — Wood doors are unmatched in their beauty, however, they need a lot of work to stay beautiful. If your home has exterior components made from wood, such as siding, shake roofing, or decking, then you’re already familiar with its maintenance requirements. Fortunately, metal and fiberglass options are available, both of which are available in realistic wood-like finishes.

  1. Choose Better Insulation — Garage doors typically feature extruded polystyrene cores. If the option is available, upgrade the insulation to polystyrene, the same insulation used on quality entry doors. Polyurethane doors are tested to provide insulation that’s twice as efficient as polystyrene.

  1. Go for the Strongest Springs — Garage doors are equipped with large coiled torsion springs that let it open easily, while preventing it from slamming shut. Choose the best springs that your budget would allow: a typical spring lasts about 10,000 cycles, while better ones are rated for over 20,000 cycles.

  1. Have the Opener Replaced — Your garage may still have that old opener that’s still operational. Consider upgrading it along with the garage door. Upgrading to a quieter, more efficient garage door can make a big difference, and eliminate the chances of it failing on you while the door is still relatively new.

  1. Leave It to the Pros — Whatever options you ultimately choose, it’s best to leave the installation work to professionals. Garage door installation is a job that’s too big for inexperienced installers. It has several mechanical parts that need to be installed properly. Professional installations will also have workmanship warranties, which means it won’t cost you anything in case of an installation error.

PJ Sullivan Exteriors is your leading provider of garage door installation and chimney repair services. Give us a call at (914) 215-5837 (New York) and (201) 614-2724 (New Jersey). You can also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We serve customers in Wycoff, Bogota, and Bergen County, NJ.

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