Garage Doors Installation And Replacement

All you need to know about garage doors installation 

There the time comes when you are considering replacing your existing garage door. The garage door is a complex mechanism that is an essential part of your home and garage. There is some information you may want to consider before you decide to purchase your next garage door.

Sectional Garage Door.

Garage doors come in different shapes and sizes, and that is because most garages are different and serve different functions. The various designs of garage doors are intended so that you can choose a door that will best meet your home garage’s or your business’s unique requirements.

One of the most common types is a sectional garage door; it is composed of sections that are often joined by hinges; the sections are then constructed together to fit one on top of each other and compose a garage door. The sizes of sections vary from door to door since garage doors have different sizes. In addition, the sections of each individual door may vary between themselves, and that must be noted during the installation. Even though the sections may look identical, they may vary in weight and functionality. For example, the top section cannot be installed as the bottom section and vice versa; the middle sections may also vary in their weight and specific functions. For those reasons, it is highly advised that a professional garage door technician is to install your new garage door. For your door to be balanced and functioning properly, it must be installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions and in a safe manner.

Garage Door Materials.

There are several materials available to choose from, such as steel, wood, aluminum, plastic, and fibreglass. The type of material you choose will affect the longevity and degree of maintenance your new door will require.

Steel Garage Doors:

Steel is probably the most efficient material for a garage door considering its durability and cost. This material will have many advantages: it is not affected by weather conditions, and it is light as well as strong. Steel will not absorb moisture; thus, the door will maintain a constant weight throughout the year and will stay balanced for longer. Even though steel is prone to rust, there many paints and coating options that will keep the rust away for a long time.

Wood Garage Doors:

Wood also has its advantages since it has been used to construct garage doors for a long time. Wood allows various appealing designs, it is easy to stain and paint, and it is easy to work with. Prices will mainly depend on the wood type, with oak being the most expensive and pine being the least expensive but also less durable. Wood doors are restively heavy.

Wood becomes heavier as it becomes saturated with moisture and lighter as it dries. That causes fluctuations in the weight of the door, and it may cause the door to deform. For those reasons, it is difficult to keep the door balanced without regular maintenance. Wood is also prone to rotting and will need to be repainted or re-stained regularly, especially if you reside in an area with a humid climate.

Aluminum Garage Doors:

Aluminum has all the advantages steel has, it is light, durable, and it does not absorb moisture. In addition, it is not affected by rust. For this reason, aluminum is the material that is often used in garage doors with windows. Aluminum doors are usually more expensive than steel doors.

Plastic Garage Doors:

Plastic is another rust-resistant material. The sections will often be constructed with steel or aluminum rails and a plastic exterior. The material’s advantages are that it is light, scratch-resistant, and does not absorb moisture; thus, the door will maintain a constant weight.

This material does not require paint. However, if you want to paint it, you will have to use special paint, and the painting must be done in a specific manner.

The heat has a deforming effect on plastic; although heat-resistant plastic is available, it will elevate the door’s cost.

Fibreglass Garage Doors:

Fibreglass has all the advantages plastic has, and the door will be constructed in a similar way, with metal rails and fibreglass exterior panels. Also, it is more heat resistant than plastic is.

Installation of a new garage door:

It is very important that a professional garage door technician will install your new garage door since it must be installed according to the manufacturer’s instructions and with high precision to details. In addition, installation of a garage door requires special equipment, specialty and experience. There is some of the equipment that may be required during a garage door installation: masonry drill, circular saw, cable puller, angle iron cutter.

Installing your garage door properly and in a safe manner is the key to your safety and the longevity and proper functioning of your garage door. If you are considering replacing your garage door and/or have questions, please call us (604-901-7676); at Thrifty garage door repair, we are there to help.

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Beverley Winnipeg
Beverley Winnipeg
06:42 12 Jan 20
Thank you thrifty garage doors for a fast effortable service!! Adam came quickly and replaced our motor. He was knowledgeable and professional. Now I can use my phone to open my garage ?read more
Dean
Dean
05:15 12 Jan 20
Just another fly by night fake company with a fake address. Beware and only use real businesses that actually have a retail location.read more
matthew song
matthew song
20:57 31 Dec 19
Adam was very friendly and quick to respond. Job was done fast and well. Would recommend!
Will Choi
Will Choi
05:38 16 Dec 19
Good and reliable
Jovy Reyes
Jovy Reyes
02:21 14 Dec 19
Great service and friendly technician. I would recommend to everyone Thanks Adam
Jasvir Garcha
Jasvir Garcha
02:27 08 Nov 19
We are satisfied with service
Dave Z
Dave Z
00:16 27 Aug 19
Same day service, fast and professional.
Tamar Shmueli
Tamar Shmueli
07:24 20 Aug 19
called on the weekend either every other garage door company was closed or just wanted a ridicules amount just to show up Edi from thrifty was fast courteous and the final price was reasonable, and had no surprisesread more
Eddy Kravtzov
Eddy Kravtzov
06:55 20 Aug 19
5 star service 5 star quality parts 5 star price was one of the best experiences with a service provider/contractor no pressure to buy parts of other services. the tech explained everything and showed us how to check the different parts and the garage door opener thanks for being so awesome!read more
Tom William
Tom William
15:17 22 May 19
Not much help on the phone. and when they Called back they put me on hold for a 30 min. Glad I hung up and yelp someone else.read more
Ehlam Zaminpaima
Ehlam Zaminpaima
01:47 01 May 19
Every step of the way was a headache with this company. The technician was rude throughout the different transactions and was not respectful of other people's time. Once he got the work done, him and his company proceeded to harass me for payment every single day and multiple times a day until I got fed up and paid for it within two days of service. Normally, companies provide a week of time to allow customers to pay for their bill, but this company prefers to harass its customers until they get fed up with them. No courtesy or consideration whatsoever. This was definitely NOT a friendly and respectful company. Please avoid them.read more
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