What to Look for in Your New Garage Door11/04/2013 Back To Blog
If you are looking to purchase a new opener, you may be a little overwhelmed with the sheer variety of choices available. These days, your choice is not limited to whether you choose wood, metal or glass garage door. Since buying a new door for your electric garage door openers can be a significant investment, it is important to make the right choice.
For many homeowners, looking for garage door parts online is now quite common. However, Garage Door Repair Monroe suggests not doing so, as purchasing a cheap door means paying more in the long run. Generally cheap doors are made from inferior materials and may have a weaker aluminum frame. This will mean they will fail to withstand the rigors of continuous daily use. You may also find that a cheap door is not supplied with a decent warranty. This will provide little to no recourse in the event of a problem.
Gauges of steel:
When considering a metal door it is important to look at the steel gauge. This is a reflection of the quality and standard of the metal. The gauge number refers to the thickness and strength of the metal. Lower numbers reflect better quality. For example 27 gauge steel is thinner or weaker than 24 gauge steel. However, there are notable exceptions to this rule. Door is constructed using sandwiching techniques which utilize two 27 gauge skins together with a bonded core will have a greater overall strength than 24 gauge steel door.
Types of opener:
The type of opener you select can be affected by a number of factors. Price is primarily the major factor or consideration for many homeowners. However, price may not be the only consideration for your circumstances. If your garage is attached to your home with a bedroom above, it may be worth paying a little bit more for a screw driven or belt driven model which will be significantly quieter than a conventional chain driven model. However, if noise is not a factor you may be able to appreciate the simplicity and reliability of a chain model.