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Hi there, my name is Benjamin Parsley. Welcome to my website. I am here to talk about the wide range of garage doors available for residential buildings. When I moved into my home, I wanted to immediately upgrade my garage door to suit my exact needs. The existing garage door just did not have the functions I needed to easily access my home. I found the perfect garage door and had it professionally installed to complete this project. On this website, I hope to explore the process of selecting a garage door from the vast selection available on the market today. Thank you.

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How To Successfully Plan A Residential Garage Door Install

by Rose Franklin

If your home's garage door has reached the end of its lifespan or just has severe damage that can't be repaired in a meaningful way, you may just need to get another. When you do, be sure to plan its installation in the following ways.

See if the Same Opener Can be Used

A major part of a garage door system is the opener. It's designed to lift and lower the garage door. You want to see if you can use the same opener that's currently in your garage when installing a new garage door. This might be possible if your new garage door is the same size and weight as the old one. 

However, you want to make absolutely sure before proceeding to setup. The garage door installation company you hire for this setup can assess these details, and then quickly let you know if you can use the same opener or if a replacement is warranted. If you can use the same one, you'll save tremendously.

Find a Garage Door Specialist Well-Versed in Torsion Springs

One of the most significant parts of setting up a new garage door is getting the torsion springs in place. They store energy and that leaves you potentially exposed from a safety standpoint. For this reason, find a skilled garage door specialist to get these springs set up so that you don't have to yourself.

A garage door contractor who has successfully installed these springs numerous times in the past can competently approach this task. They'll also complete torsion spring installation without leaving you exposed to safety hazards in the future. 

Check For Gaps Near the Door's Bottom  

You may get a new garage door set up perfectly on your property but even still, there could be gaps left over around the bottom. This can happen when garage floors slowly settle over time. 

If you spot gaps at the end of your garage door installation, make sure you address them to keep pests and weather elements out. You'll just need to purchase thick enough weatherstripping to seal these gaps up in a permanent way. Then you can use the new garage door in an optimal manner. 

Eventually, you may need to replace your home's garage door. If you focus on key aspects and make sure your plans address them correctly, this garage door install won't take long or cause you to go over budget. 

Contact a garage door installation service to learn more. 

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