If you have an old-style garage with two separate doors that have a barrier in the middle and you want to have one open door and wide space, talk with the right professionals for the change. You want to find a home contractor to help with the removal of the barrier, and the garage door companies in your area are a great place to start to get quotes for your new door.
Shopping for the door may be limited because of the size of the door. Here are things to get costs and quotes for.
You need to consult with a building contractor to make sure that the space between the two doors isn't weight bearing and that removing it won't cause a structural hazard or concern. They will need to remove the materials, reinforce the materials that frame out the door and opening, and then replace the trim and esthetic details around the exterior.
New Garage Door with Insulation
Talk with the garage door company to find out if they have the size that you need in stock, or if you need to get a customized door made. Consider the following when choosing a door:
- Insulated doors are best for heating and cooling efficiency
- Vinyl is an affordable and reliable option
- Low, large windows can be a safety concern
You want a water and weather resistant option that will last. Vinyl is a great choice because it isn't damaged by extreme temperatures, it doesn't get scratched or dented easily, and the color doesn't fade.
Opening and Security System
You want to install an opening system that doesn't just serve its purpose but that also improves your home security. Get a garage door opening system with these features:
- Wireless phone controls
- Alert and notification options for unauthorized entry
- Keypad outside the door if needed
- Temperature warnings
You want to have the power to open the door if someone has to drop something off at your home and you are at work or to see if someone opened the doors when no one should be at your home.
There are so many different designs of new efficient and high-quality garage doors you will be able to find a door to match your home, no matter how old or what the style of the home is. Once you have quotes for the different projects and services you need done, you'll be ready to make the change and start enjoying your garage more.
To get help choosing the right garage door for your home, contact a company like Raynor Door Company to get started.