5 Things to Consider When Installing a Home Garage Door

5 Things to Consider When Installing a Home Garage Door

When it comes to adding value to your home and improving the home aesthetic, garage door upgrade and installation is extremely important. An article in the U.S. News online places garage door upgrades or installation as one of the top ten most value adding home improvements you can make. This makes perfect sense as your garage door is the front of your house and crucial by way of convenience and functionality. At the same time, you don’t want to install the wrong kind of garage door!

We’re going to elaborate on a few things you need to keep in mind and take into consideration before you have a new residential garage door installed.

Size and Dimensions

When looking into residential garage door installation, the first thing you want to take into consideration is size and dimensions. Find out the size of your garage space opening by measuring the length, breath and width of the doorway. You can do this using standard measuring tape or a meter rule.

You can even ask your garage door service professionals to take the measurements for you to avoid any errors.

Complementing Aesthetic

Complementing Aesthetic

When it comes to residential garage doors, you have a number of choices. Some of your options include aluminum framed garage doors, traditional garage doors and carriage doors among others. You may also look into specialty garage door options and have your doors custom designed. Each of the mentioned garage door categories is available in a variation of designs, colors and materials in some cases.

When looking for an aesthetically appropriate garage door to have installed, keep in mind your existing home color schemes and the kind of architectural design that has been implemented.

Failing to match your garage door to your existing overall home aesthetic will make your door stick out like a sore thumb and take away from your home look.

Functionality and Design Specifications

 Functionality and Design Specifications

Once you’re clear on dimensions and aesthetic, it’s time to explore the kind of functionality specifics you’re looking for. You have garage doors that are lower maintenance than others. You have insulated and non-insulated options. You also have different opening mechanisms, some of which may suit you better than others.

Look into the extent of garage door use you’re expecting as well as any additional safety or operational features you may require. Find out about which doors offer you the specifics you are looking for and choose accordingly.

Accessories

There are other accessories you might want to look into for additional function or convenience. These include items like automated and remote garage door openers, garage door screens and other such add-ons. It helps to decide on accessories at the time of installation as you can get everything setup and calibrated in one go.

Price and Vendor

After you go over your requirements and check out your residential garage door options, the last thing you want to do is make sure your choice suits your budget. It also helps to look into a reliable garage door installation service provider.

Clients in Rockwall, Caddo Mills, Elmo, Garland or other parts of Texas, may connect with us and look into our extensive garage door service options.

If you’re not from an area we serve, look into well reputed and dependable garage door professionals near you. You don’t want to spend on a state of the art door just to have the installation done poorly!

Winding Down

Following the steps above will ensure that you find and invest in a garage door that is an ideal fit for your home. This way, you can ensure that your functional and design requirements are met and that the garage door you install adds value to your estate overall!

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      Ali Karim
      Ali Karim
      19:15 16 Jul 19
      Great father and son team; excellent, fast service. Everything is explained simply and clearly, and only the necessary... work is explained and done. Reasonably priced. Highly recommended; will only use these guys from now on.read more
      Jules Stuart
      Jules Stuart
      16:21 16 Jul 19
      As a homeowner, one of our highest priorities is to find repair & service businesses that do good work and can be... trusted. After 24 years in our previous home, we recently moved and are now faced with starting over again to find businesses that we can count on to maintain our new house. When our garage door recently stopped working, we were at a loss for a referral which is what we would normally do. However, we had seen advertising for 'Your Garage Door Guys' and called on them. Joel Lucas arrived at the scheduled time and immediately went to work fixing the door. What impressed us most was the time Joel spent after completing the servicing advising us on what we would need to do going forward with an opener that was not a very reliable brand/model. It would have been very easy for him to push for extra business right then, but instead, he advised that we get what we can from the opener while it still has life in it. He also advised us on servicing that should be performed to help it along (with no pressure to decide right then). Joel was courteous, professional, and told us that the repair that day was so minor, that there was no charge for that day’s servicing. The web site for 'Your Garage Door Guys' indicates that their business built its reputation on quality, and integrity. We can confirm that they definitely met and exceeded our expectations for quality and integrity, as well as for professionalism, knowledge, and courteousness. We will definitely be calling on them again and recommending them to others.read more
      Steve and Carolyn Bender
      Steve and Carolyn Bender
      23:42 05 Jul 19
      I would recommend Joel Lucas as top notch -- he is dependable, thoughtful, and wants to please besides doing really... good work ! He knows his business and explains things. I really appreciate doing business with a fine Christian company.read more
      susy gordon
      susy gordon
      17:22 04 Jul 19
      Great job showed up in 30 mins
      Karen Rose
      Karen Rose
      16:13 30 Jun 19
      Awesome guys....Godly men who do good work for a fair price! Couldn't recommend them more!
      Steve Williams
      Steve Williams
      14:24 26 Jun 19
      These guys are amazing. They were able to come out same day. They also walked me through everything they were doing and... why. The price was also very reasonable. We will definitely only be using them in the future.read more
      Oliever Elliah
      Oliever Elliah
      14:15 12 May 19
      Very professional, great customer service, reasonable prices. They even made some free adjustments to the rails when... they came out for the initial quote before I decided to use their services on an opener replacement. Will definitely use in the future and recommend to friends and family. I had the belt driven liftmaster installed and it's a huge difference in the lack of noise it makes compared to my previous screw driven opener. No complaints.read more
      Elijah Oliver
      Elijah Oliver
      17:42 10 May 19
      My door spring broke and went and asked on social media about a garage door company and was referred to these guys.... Called them up and spoke to Joel. He gave me a quote over the phone depending on how many springs I had which was a good price. I setup an appointment. He arrived a few minutes early. I showed him the door and since I noticed that I only have one spring and most doors I've seen have two I asked him the difference (pros and cons). He explained it very clearly and I decided to have it converted to two springs. He went to work and was finished in less than an hour including lubing the door and resetting pressure limits. He even lowered the sensors to make sure that they were to code. He charged me as quoted. Fast, Friendly and Prompt service at a good price! Thanks guys!read more
      Matt Blue
      Matt Blue
      13:28 07 May 19
      These guys are Awesome!! They really did me a solid, worked with my schedule and did a great job. They were also very... reasonable on the price too. I would Highly recommend them.read more
      William Jon
      William Jon
      17:42 06 May 19
      Joel came a day after setting up my appointment. He was punctual, personable, honest, and quick. I cannot recommend... their services enough. I love my new garage door opener!!! He was extremely helpful and taught me how it all functions. I really liked Joel’s work ethic and integrity, the crazy part is he is only 19 and a full time college student. Props to his parents. I highly recommend these guys. Great pricing, great quality, great service.read more
      Kamiyo Desuza
      Kamiyo Desuza
      10:10 02 May 19
      Had to update. Used them again and they were so helpful. I called in the evening and they made an appointment to come... check out my garage for the next morning at 9am. Joel, the owners son was so kind and here on time and even a little earlier. He came out, looked at it and told me he could fix it now. Such a life saver and so nice. He explained everything to me and showed me how much better it works now. Would definitely recommend. Thank you so much Joel! Very much appreciated.read more
      Morten Berg
      Morten Berg
      03:38 30 Apr 19
      As a new homeowner, I inherited an old, ugly garage door.  After reading excellent reviews, I called a few places but... this one is by far the best. I got detailed information without fluff and without the usual salesman energy that we usually get when making a big purchase.  Bill is the heart and soul of this operation.  He is professional, thorough and set me at ease when I asked him questions and requested recommendations.  His installation team was punctual and quick and my new garage door is just lovely.  I am quite impressed and will recommend them to anyone who asks.read more
      Robert R
      Robert R
      04:51 22 Apr 19
      Joel is awesome. He just fixed the garage door and it is working better than ever. He noticed and pointed out some... needed adjustments that a previous service guy missed or ignored. He made the extra adjustments to have the garage door working better without extra cost. He was very knowledgeable and honest. Good price. I'd recommend him to anyone and everyone.read more
      Anthony N
      Anthony N
      09:07 06 Apr 19
      My garage door wouldn't close so I called Joel with Your Garage Door Guys this morning. By early this afternoon we were... back in business. The rep was prompt and courteous and they arrived at 2:05 for a 2-4 window. Really impressive to get quick, excellent, reasonably priced service same day. Thanks guys. I will definitely use you again.read more
      Robert Bruner
      Robert Bruner
      09:04 06 Apr 19
      My garage door wouldn't close so I called Joel with Your Garage Door Guys this morning. By early this afternoon we were... back in business. The rep was prompt and courteous and they arrived at 2:05 for a 2-4 window. Really impressive to get quick, excellent, reasonably priced service same day. Thanks guys. I will definitely use you again.read more
      Harry Oscar
      Harry Oscar
      09:03 06 Apr 19
      YGDG did a great job on a custom garage door, I wasn’t sure if I wanted an all glass garage door or or a custom wood... garage door. It looks great and works even better. Excellent job! This is the second home that I've used these guys, the other one was just a rental but door is amazing. They are competitively priced with excellent quality and workmanship.read more
      justice luther
      justice luther
      17:39 28 Mar 19
      Was having garage issues. I called Your Garage Door Guys and the the gentleman on the phone setting up an appointment... was professional, very helpful, & an extreme pleasure to speak to. The two guys they sent out Bill & Joel to work on my garage were on time & very helpful. They were professional & fixed my garage issues within no time. I will recommend this company to all my family & friends & tell even people I don't even know. Great company - Great Price.read more
      Sondra Sullivan
      Sondra Sullivan
      19:44 21 Sep 18
      great experience. friendly and courteous. very reasonably priced. would highly recommend.
      Mary Neville
      Mary Neville
      02:02 20 Aug 18
      I highly recommend “Your Garage Door Guys”! I had a problem with my garage door and Joel came out the same day. He... was knowledgeable and polite. He really took his time and explained exactly what was going on with my garage door. With an adjustment of the cables, he was able to fix my garage door... now it runs so smoothly, actually better than ever! What I appreciate is his honesty; he didn’t try to sell me something I didn’t need, he even gave me some helpful tips to keep my garage door running smoothly for years to come. I’m so glad I called this company, and I highly recommend Joel!read more
      John Inboden
      John Inboden
      16:11 11 Aug 18
      These guys were great, not only were they prompt courteous and dare I say friendly, but their prices were great too.... There was no question I asked that did not have a precise and detailed response. The work was great the price was great. I would definitely recommend these guys to my family and friends.read more
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    • Crystal O.

      Crystal O.

      11/27/2018
      I had called when our door wouldn't close. I knew to use the emergency pull but as I did the bolts flew off. Found them in the driveway following morning. I called Bill in a panic and he set up an appointment for the flooring day. When I came home from work I screwed the bolts back into place and reset the emergency pull, as Bill had instructed.
      I was able to fix the door and called to let Bill know that my appointment was no longer needed.
      It is such a wonderful feeling to know that a company is willing to help you fix your problem over the phone when they could easily gouge you for a "visit".
      I know if there ever is an issue I will definitely call these guys!!
    • Arn R.

      Arn R.

      8/12/2018
      Thank you Garage Door Guys. I was able to book an appointment with John on a short notice due to broken springs on my garage door. John was professional, honest and upfront with the pricing. The turnaround on the job was fast and my garage door was operational in no time. Thank you Garage Door Guys and John for the exceptional service
    • Bebop B.

      Bebop B.

      9/1/2018
      We are so pleased with this company!  I wish we could give 10 stars.  My garage door spring broke Friday afternoon.  We couldn't even open the door manually due to the one spring, and of course my car was locked inside. We looked at various companies .  We read reviews, searched the California Secretary of State as well as licensing / bonding. It all checked out for this company.  I contacted the company via their chat. The amazing John :]  contacted me immediately.  He arrived on time as promised.  John recommend  two springs instead of one.  He was personable, thorough and quick.  The price was great.  Not only is the job done the garage door is much quieter!  Thank you John!
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      Woze Z.

      10/13/2018
      I had a garage door spring break on a Friday night after getting home from work. I was able to message "Your Garage Door Guys", get a repair estimate and make an appointment all within minutes. John came out the next morning within the appointment window and replaced the springs, inspected the door and made several adjustments while explaining what he was doing and why. The work was completed at the quoted price in less than 24 hours from initially contacting the business through Yelp. Thank you for the timely and professional service!
    • Jeff C.

      Jeff C.

      7/24/2018
      After a two week long vacation, came home to find one of the springs on the garage door snapped.  Door was stuck along with two cars in the garage.  Requested a quote and within minutes received a reply and set up an appointment for the following day (though they were able to come the same day if I had chosen to do so!!).

      John came out to perform the repair.  Not only was he knowledgeable and fast, but also went above and beyond the repair by adjusting the chain tension and lubed the rollers.  I wouldn't hesitate to give them a call for any future repairs.  The price was reasonable and repair time was expeditious.  Nothing but thumbs up!
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