There are many things to consider when choosing to install automated garage doors, from the material the doors are made from to the hardware used to operate them and the company you choose to manufacture, install, maintain and service them. Every choice you make has a direct impact on the lifespan of your doors and the ultimate value of your investment.
Things to Think About
* There are many different materials available, so choose wisely. Wood, steel and aluminum are all good choices, so pick the one most suited to the look of your home and the climate in which you live.
* Garage doors have the potential to be very dangerous if not properly installed and maintained. It is also important to use quality hardware, as sub-standard tracks, pulleys, cables, springs or hinges can cause a door to fail or fall out, possibly damaging your vehicle or, worse, injuring a loved one.
* As with hardware, it is important to choose a reliable motor, making sure there is good after-sale service and easily available spare parts. Make sure the company installing your doors guarantees that the motor complies with all mandatory safety standards. If the safety functions aren’t working properly, the downward force can be life threatening if there is a person trapped underneath.
Why You Need a Professional
A garage door is the largest door in your home, and its installation is precise and difficult. It is not something that even the most competent DIY enthusiast should attempt. Among other things, the motor needs to be precisely aligned. Simply trying to manipulate it or the door itself into the right position is difficult and dangerous. Improperly installed doors can cause serious injury and/or damage to property if one or more of the elements fail. A free-falling door gathers speed extremely quickly, and accidents can be fatal.
A team of reputable, professional installers is needed to safely install your garage doors. Buford has several companies offering this service, so take the time to research what each one has to offer. Take all of the above into consideration and don’t let price be your only deciding factor.
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