If you’re like most homeowners, you don’t spend much time thinking about your garage door. It opens, it closes, the remote works – good to go, or is it? The garage door is generally the biggest moving part in your home and accounts for up to 40 per cent of the façade of your house.  If you park in the garage, you’re likely to use your garage door more than the front door of your home. Here are a few critical items to consider when it comes to your garage door.

Today, a garage is more than just a place to park the car and store the lawnmower. Garages today have become workout centres, workshops, and even a place for kids to play. If you’re using the garage for any of these purposes, you’ll want to make sure your door has at least an R-12 insulation rating. As well, you’ll want to be certain your weather-stripping is adequate. If you’re heating the garage, you’ll want to pay special attention to both these two aspects.

A properly balanced garage door should be easy to open with one hand. Of course, you’ve likely got an electric garage door opener, but should you need to open the door manually, you’ll want the task to be quick and easy. Depending on the size and features, a garage door can weight between 150 and 400 pounds. (68 to 180 kilograms) If your garage door is difficult to open manually and treacherous to close, it’s time for a garage door inspection and service.

What if you hate the look of your garage door? Maybe you’ve made some home improvements, and the door now looks old and shoddy. Perhaps you’ve purchased a home, and the garage door just isn’t in keeping with your style or plans for the property. Not to worry, there’s no shortage of garage door styles and designs available today. Doors that compliment rather than detract from your home. Even garage doors that match your front entry door.

Sometimes, we put off until tomorrow those things that annoy us – and that includes a loud and squeaky garage door. If your garage door is making noises, something is wrong. It’s best to have it inspected immediately by a trained, garage door technician. Odd noises could be a precursor to serious issues or garage door failure down the road. Likely, your garage door just needs a tune-up, but noises could indicate that it’s also time for garage door replacement.

Perhaps your garage door has been repaired, numerous times and you’ve decided that enough is enough. A new garage door from Doors on Demand will provide with years of worry-free dependable service. Moreover, if you’re thinking of selling your home, any real estate agent will tell you the garage door has an impact on the value of your home. If you’re looking to buy a new home, make sure to include a garage door inspection on your must-check list.

Are you tired of garage door openers that don’t open the garage door? Maybe you’ve changed the batteries in your remote or even sat down with the owner’s manual all to no avail. The time has come for a new garage door opener, and it just might be time to consider a new garage door at the same time. Ask the team at Doors on Demand for an appraisal.

If you’re considering the purchase of a new garage door, call us at (403) 783-2454. We’ll provide you with all the advice and information you need to make the right decision. We can also provide you with a free, no-obligation quote on a new, high-quality garage door.