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When you notice that your garage door is malfunctioning, then it’s probably time to consider installing a new system. It is a smart investment and it improves the value of your garage. It will also improve the functionality of your garage, enhance the exterior of your home as well as ensuring the protection of the home and the components of the garage. It is advisable to work with a professional while installing a new garage door due to the nature of the job that will be involved.

The cost of a new garage door should be put into consideration. The total price should include the cost of getting new tracks for the door and adhesives, connectors and fasteners. You can save money if you decide to install it yourself, however this can become a daunting task. The weight of the doors can also be risky. If you decide to do it yourself, it’s advised to get a door that can be easily maneuvered.

If your garage door is attached to the home, then insulation needs to be considered. To improve the energy efficiency of your door, get a door with high R-value. These doors will keep heat in and doors that are well insulated will contain polystyrene or polyurethane.

The pinch resistance as well as tamper resistance also needs to be considered when purchasing a new garage door.

The installation of a garage door involves electrical wiring as well as the proper removal and disposal of the old garage door. You can install the door awkwardly if you install it yourself. It is therefore, important to hire the service of a professional to install your garage door. The quote given by the professional must include the cost of removing the old garage door and the cost of installing new tracks and other components.

The final cost of your project is often determined by the style of the material of the door you choose as well as the type of door you’re interested in installing. The cost of installation will also be affected if you want to install an automatic garage door opener. It is cheaper to install a steel garage door that is devoid of an opener than it is to install a custom wood door that includes a door opener. There are also high-tech doors that have thick insulation with high energy efficiency, among other upgrades.

Is it time to install a new garage door for your home or business? If so, give the professionals at ProLift Garage Doors a call for a FREE estimate!