Jul 21, 2014

How to Choose the Best Garage Door

Once you decide you need a new garage door, you have two options to choose from. You can either get a roller garage door or a sectional garage door. If you're not very familiar with garage doors, you probably can't decide which ones are better, cheaper, and more reliable.

Taking Measures

There isn’t a lot of difference in price and quality of garage doors so it may seem like you can't go wrong. Still, there is one key difference that could decide whether you will be buying a roller garage door or a sectional garage door. As you may already know, before you buy the garage door you need to take some measurements of the garage. You need to measure the height and width of the entrance, the height of the headroom and you need to measure how much room there is from each side of the entrance frame. There should be at least 10 cm.

Roller Garage Doors

Headroom is the key element that can decide what type of garage door you will buy. Roller doors, as their name suggests, work like a roller. They roll up in a box above the door. That box requires 35 cm or more, which means your headroom should be at least 35 cm high if you want to install that type of garage door.

Sectional Garage Doors

For sectional garage doors, the height can be lower. You won’t be needing more than 15 cm of free space above the door. On the other hand, you will need to have enough room on the ceiling, because sectional garage doors lift up when opened and go under the ceiling. So, measure the length of the doors, and add another 50 cm. If your ceiling isn’t that long, then you won't be able to fit a sectional garage door into your garage.

This is pretty much the only important difference and the only thing you have to think about when choosing your new garage door. If you have enough space for both options, then the choice is up to you. As for the price, there are a few factors to keep in mind. One of them is the engine of the door (this implies that the door is automatic, of course). You can from cheaper no name doors to more expensive ones such as BFT, Camai, or Beninca. More on choosing the engine in the next section.

Choosing the Engine

The engine is another important part of your garage door. Its price usually depends on its power. If you are buying your garage door for a longer period of time, for example 20 years or more, then you will need a high quality engine with a lot of power. You don’t want it to break down too often because the replacement takes a lot of time and money. So, getting a durable engine will be a good investment even if it costs a lot of money.

On the other hand, if you are getting a garage door for a garage you don’t often use, then you probably don’t want to spend a lot of money on the engine. Consult Residential Builders for more tips or if you need help with the installment.

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