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Questions to Ask Before Buying a New Garage Door

You’ve recently been having issues with your garage door, and now you’ve found out that it’s time to invest in a new one. This isn’t the kind of purchase that you make every day, which is why we want to help you start the process of looking for a new door and a company to help you with the removal of the old door and the installation of the new one. Here are some of the questions that you should be asking when buying a new garage door to ensure you find the most reliable product and company.

What kind of experience does your team have?

It’s important that you choose a high quality garage door, but it’s also important that you have the right professionals doing the installation for you. A new company that doesn’t have a lot of experienced professionals on board may provide questionable results that you aren’t happy with. You don’t want to be faced with numerous repairs over the next few years caused by improper installation. You should also find out if the company you’re thinking about working with is licensed and insured. This can provide you with peace of mind regarding the protection of your home and the final result.

What is the garage door that you sell the most of?

A good place to start when you’re searching for a new garage door, is finding out what the most popular model is. It’s likely the one that’s sold most often is the one that has longevity, durability and is attractive. Depending on your budget and what you’re looking for, you can move up or down in price from there.

What brands of garage doors do you offer?

There are certain brands of doors that are very popular, and they have been around for many years. These are the brands that a reputable garage door company frequently recommends because these are brands that you can trust. You’ll usually find that the top selling garage door brands provide great warranty coverage for all of their products.

How long does it take to receive a new garage door after ordering it?

Once you’ve chosen your new garage door, the door itself will likely need to be ordered. The process of obtaining the delivery is usually pretty fast, but you’ll want to find out if there’s going to be a delay. Many companies keep some doors already in-stock, so you can ask about the availability of something that’s already in-stock if you need a door ASAP.

How long does installation take?

It’s helpful to know how long it’s going to take for your new garage door to be installed. You may or may not want to be present while the door is being installed, and it’s helpful to know how long you need to be around.

What materials are garage doors most commonly made out of?

There are a few commonly used materials for garage doors these days, and the product that’s used will usually determine how much you’re going to pay for a specific door. Steel is the most commonly used garage door material. It provides excellent durability, it requires little to no maintenance and it’s pretty affordable. Aluminum is another commonly used material that is very lightweight.

What should I do to maintain my new garage door?

Once installation has been completed, there may be maintenance that needs to be performed on your door to keep it looking nice while functioning properly. You can have a company come back to complete this routine maintenance for you, along with any repairs that need to be performed in the future.

Will there be any additional costs that aren’t part of the estimate?

There are a lot of contractors out there that are known for adding extra expenses to their final bill. When you first get your estimate, be sure to ask if there are any other potential expenses that you may encounter once the job is underway. This will help to keep things transparent so you don’t panic at the last minute, trying to figure out how to cover your bill.

Do I need to replace my garage door opener?

Your average garage door opener can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years, depending on the type of opener that you have. If you’re getting a new garage door installed, it may be time to have a new opener installed at the same time. This will prevent any damage from occurring to your new garage door because of an old and worn out opener.

Don’t be fooled by other companies in the Richmond, Virginia area that claim to be garage door professionals. Commonwealth Garage Door has a staff of knowledgeable employees that are more than qualified to help you with this process. You won’t be faced with a sales person who wants you to invest in something more than you actually need. We’ll be completely transparent with you throughout the process, and we’re confident you’re going to be thrilled with your new garage door. Give us a call at 804-920-9677 or Click Here to Email Us.