If you aren’t a garage door contractor, chances are that you don’t know too much about them. Thankfully, Carroll Garage Doors is able to answer your frequently asked questions regarding garage doors.
- Should I buy a metal or wood garage door?
- How long does a garage door last?
- Does it matter if I get an insulated garage door vs. a non-insulated garage door?
- How much headroom do I need about the garage door system?
- Should I put windows in my garage door?
Choosing between a metal or wooden garage door depends largely on your preferences. Wooden garage doors have a certain beauty that metal cannot replicate, but they are much more expensive and require more upkeep than a steel garage door. Metal garage doors, on the other hand, offer more modern features like better insulation and require little maintenance to keep them looking nice.
A new garage door can last up to 20 years when purchased from a quality company. The garage door system will also continue to function well for that length of time as well, as long as you keep it properly maintained.
Many people debate between an insulated and a non-insulated garage door, but the answer is very simple. If your garage is attached to your home, you should purchase an insulated garage door to reduce heat loss and your energy costs. If your garage is detached but you use it to store tools or as a workspace, you should still purchase an insulated garage door.
Typically, you need about 14 inches of space or the electric garage door opener and hardware system. At a minimum, you will need six inches, but this will require a double-track system. If you have too much headroom, there are hardware systems that can adjust accordingly.
The answer to whether or not you should put windows in your garage door comes down to preference. Do you value natural light or security/privacy more? If you want natural light in your garage, then windows are great. If you don’t want people to be able to look into your garage, then no windows is better.
If you need the help of a professional garage door contractor, contact Carroll Garage Doors today!
If you need a professional garage door contractor, look no further than Carroll Garage Doors! Since 1995, we’ve been providing quality garage door services and would be happy to do the same for you. Whether you are interested in having a new garage door opener system installed, need a garage door repaired or want to buy a new custom garage door, Carroll Garage Doors can help. For over 25 years, we’ve been the trusted name in garage doors and you can rely on us to get the job done in a timely and quality manner. Call us today at 1-888-578-2360 to request services!
To learn more about the quality garage door services that we offer, visit us on the web at Carroll Garage Doors.