On average, Americans use their garage doors more than four times a day. This means the well-being of your garage door is vital for the daily running of your home. Garage doors also provide security, aesthetic appeal and add value to your home. At America’s Best Choice, our experts are knowledgeable and experienced in all matters to do with garage doors.
How Do I Know if I Need a New Garage Door?
It is easy to take garage doors for granted though they are a vital part of your home. Most people overlook them during regular maintenance, but this shouldn’t be the case. Over time, your garage door will stop functioning properly due to wear and tear and age. Here are indicators that you need a new garage door.
When your garage door starts malfunctioning and breaking down persistently, you should consider getting a new one. Constant repairs can become very costly compared to getting a new garage door because of the time and money spent on labor, spare parts, and repair service calls. Getting a new garage door makes more economic sense than constant repairs.
Over time, garage doors start making a lot of noise. A minor tune-up usually sorts out this situation. However, it might be time to install a new garage door if it begins to crack, strain, grind and creak excessively. Newer, louder noises are usually a sign that your door is deteriorating and replacing.
Look around your neighborhood. Are you stuck with an old garage door design? If yes, then it might be the right time to install a new one. There are newer and more stylish designs that give your home a massive curb appeal boost.
The more you use your door, the more dings and dents accumulate. The functioning and look of your garage door will eventually take a beating from the cumulative effect of these dents. When this happens, it’s time to get a new door.
Not Energy Efficient
Modern garage doors are designed to be energy efficient. If your door lacks bottom seals, insulation, weather strips, and sealing joints, it will struggle with energy efficiency, and your heating bills will skyrocket. Replacing your garage door with a modern one will solve this issue.
What Are the Different Types of Garage Doors?
We can install or repair different types of garage doors in Atlanta.
Sectional Garage Doors
No other type of garage door is as popular as the sectional garage door in the U.S. Like the name suggests, sectional garage doors are composed of panel sections held together with hinges. The wheels roll inside a vertical track at the edge of each section panel as the door closes and opens. When completely open and when completely closed, the door is parallel to the ceiling and the wall, respectively. This is all thanks to the hinges between each section that bends over the track’s curved part.
Sectional garage doors are typically built from steel and come in insulated and non-insulated models. They are cheap to maintain and very customizable.
Roll-Up Garage Doors
This type of garage door design is more common in commercial premises than residential premises. They open and close by rolling up or coiling steel slat sections around a drum above the garage door opening.
Slide to the Side Garage Doors
As the name implies, these doors operate by sliding to one side of the garage while sitting parallel to the wall. Slide to the side garage doors is ideal for garages with little headroom. These garage doors slide along trolleys and have an in-built retractable motor that enables automated operation.
Side-Hinged Garage Doors
This is a retro design that resembles large barn doors. These types of doors open and close from either side of the garage door opening. Side-hinged garage doors are typically made of wood. You can also get them in galvanized steel.
Tilt-Up or Up and Over Canopy Garage Doors
Tilt-up doors don’t have sections; they are built from one solid piece. This design employs a pivoting hinge mechanism that allows the door to tilt up and over into the garage to resemble a canopy. When fully open, the door is parallel to the garage ceiling and extends towards the front of the house.
Tilt-Up or Up and Over Retractable Garage Doors
This door tilts up and into the garage. But, instead of forming a canopy, it retracts into the garage without protruding past the front of the house. Up and over retractable garage doors take up more space than the canopy design. They are also a tad more difficult to operate and cost more expensive than other styles.
What Are the Different Types of Openers?
There are several different kinds of opening mechanisms used in garage doors. The average lifespan of a garage door opener is about 10 to 15 years, and newer models offer many benefits.
This type of garage door opener connects the motor and the trolley using a chain. They make loud, clunky noises because of the vibration and metal-to-metal contact. If you wish to spend as little money as possible, the chain-drive opener is the best choice as it is the cheapest option available.
Belt-drive openers are similar to chain-drive openers, only that the former uses a rubber belt instead of a chain. Thanks to this rubber belt, they operate quietly with a smooth motion.
This type of opener works by riding a trolley on a threaded, motor-rotated steel rod. Of all garage door openers, it is the noisiest. Since this opener doesn’t have many parts, it is easy to maintain.
Also know as side mounts, they do not operate on an external chain or belt rail. Instead, they raise the garage door using a motor that drives cables and pulleys which turn the torsion bar. This opener is more costly than its counterparts.
Why Should I Hire America’s Best Choice?
At America’s Best Choice, we are experts in garage door installation, replacement, repair, and maintenance. We handle the issue with garage doors, including garage door openers, springs, and more. You are guaranteed maximum satisfaction when you use ABC win. You can rely on our certified and highly trained technicians no matter the issue with your garage door.
Here is why you should hire our Atlanta garage door contractors:
- We repair and install all makes, sizes, and models of garage doors. We also handle residential and commercial rolling steel and sectional garage doors and garage door openers.
- We specialize in repairing garage door springs. Our technicians have over two decades of experience working on garage door springs.
- We provide quality garage door services at affordable prices. Whether it’s repair, replacement, or installation, we do it at pocket-friendly prices.
- Quick and precise work. Having worked on countless garage door projects, you can count on our proficient technicians to complete projects with speed and accuracy.
- We uphold the highest standards. Our technicians are certified and insured because we understand the importance of professional garage door maintenance, repair, and installation.
- We offer preventative maintenance services to avoid expensive garage door malfunctions. Our technicians can spot and rectify potential problems before they become worse.
We Repair and Replace Garage Doors in Atlanta
Consult the experts at America’s Best Choice about your garage door. Our Atlanta garage door contractors will give you professional tips and advice about how to keep your garage door in tip-top shape. Do not hesitate to contact America’s Best Choice at 678-498-7232 when you need to replace, repair, or install a new garage door.