Are you a homeowner in need of replacing your garage door? For years, Lake Woodlands Garage Door has been installing new doors and garage door openers all throughout Montgomery County, including The Woodlands, Montgomery, Magnolia, Conroe, Tomball, Willis, Porter, and more surrounding areas. We know a thing or two about pricing out a garage door project.
Please note that there are a variety of options when it comes to a new garage door and garage door opener. Every project is unique, if you want an exact amount and assistance with color and style choices and live in one of our service areas, please contact us for a free estimate.
Here are some of the main issues to consider when purchasing a garage door.
Garage Door Size
The first major factor in new garage door pricing is the size of the garage door, or doors. Size always matters because of the amount of materials and labor that are required to manufacture, ship, and install the garage door. The larger the door, the higher the cost.
A standard two bay gauge door is 16' wide and 7' high. If you have a single bay garage door, it is likely 8' or 9' wide and 7' high.
Garage door that are 18' or wider require additions struts to prevent bending over time which also requires more material and labor. These are installed per panel.
Garage Door Insulation
Insulated panels can have a vinyl plastic backing or steel backing. Steel offers improved insulation value and panel strength, and they do cost a bit more but the investment can be well worth it.
Garage door insulation helps manage the temperature of your garage and reduces sound that passes through and vibration while operating. Additionally, steel-backed, insulated panels are much more structurally sound and tend to last much longer than non-insulated doors, and could be a good choice for projects where the garage door will be open and closed often.
Garage Door Material
Many materials are available for garage doors, including steel, aluminum, wood, vinyl, fiberglass, and more.
Steel has become by far the most popular option because it’s the most affordable material while also being very durable and attractive. Most of the “wood look” doors you see around are very likely steel panels with a wood-like texture stamped during production and painted and finished to match. Many times you can’t tell it’s a steel door unless you’re standing very close to it.
Because the wood look doors are so attractive and durable, we no long install solid wood garage doors, in fact we find ourselves replacing them with the wood look metal doors as homeowners get weary of the maintenance required to prevent rotting and overall deterioration.
When having garage door service performed at your home, there are many companies to choose from but they are not all the same. Be sure to read the reviews, ask your neighbors for recommendations and of course, a local family owned business is likely to provide a better service than a nationally owned chain.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a free garage door estimate be sure to call a name you can trust, we have a proven track record in the community and would love to earn your business!
Lake Woodlands Garage Door 832-833-2442