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Thinking of Installing a Cheap Garage Door? Why This Can Cost You Long Term

in Garage Door Installation, Garage Door Safety by elkgrovegaragedoorco

Garage doors are very important to the intrinsic value of your home. That’s because curb appeal plays such a primary role in determining the resale value of your home. When it comes to new garage door installation, quality and visual appeal matter. It may be tempting when budgeting a new garage door to go on the cheaper end. After all, garage doors are substantial investments. But the fact is a cheap garage door will cost you more in the long run. Here’s why.

Cheap Garage Doors Lack Quality

Just like windows and doors, there are cheap styles but these cut corners when it comes to quality. Garage doors are no different. If you play your cards right, this new garage door should last 30 years. But you need a garage door that will stand the test of time. When you think about it, garage doors see a lot of action. We use them 2 to 3 times a day — 1,000 times over the course of a year. Add that up over 30 years, and you need this garage door to function 30,000 times. A cheap door simply won’t have that kind of longevity.

Spend More — Get Better Choices

The fact is when you go the economical route on a new garage door your choices are severely limited. But you don’t need just any door. You need a new garage door that will complement other features on your property — the front door, the window trim, the overall house itself.

But when you spend a little more on a garage door, you have a wider selection of options to find the perfect door to complement your home. And this can substantially boost its curb appeal — which means a better property value in the long run.

Why Compromise Security?

It’s important to remember that the role a garage door plays in securing your home. When you get a cheaper garage door, you are compromising the security of your home, not to mention the safety of your family. Quality doors are made of stronger materials. This can substantially cut down on the risk of theft and burglary — especially when you are out of town or away at work.

When Do Garage Door Springs Need Repaired?

How long do garage door springs last? Each spring is rated for a specific number of cycles. A cycle is considered the door going up and down one time. Your average spring is rated for about 10,000 cycles and will last 6 to 10 years, depending on how often you use your door. Eventually, your garage door springs will need to be replaced. Because the springs are wound tightly to provide enough momentum to open and close the garage door with ease, they can cause serious injury if they should suddenly snap. This is why you should always leave their repair to a professional. We have the tools and the expertises to do the job safely and effectively.