Converting Garages to Living and Working Spaces: Garage Door Blog

Converting Garages to Living and Working Spaces: Garage Door Blog

Picking And Installing A Garage Door

by Landon Little

Buying a garage door may only take place a few times in your life, so it can be a tough decision. There are so many different things that are going to have to go into the decision, that it is sometimes hard to know where to even start. There are different factors that you as the homeowner need to take into consideration. Not every garage door is going to be the right garage door for you and your situation. Here are a few things to consider when buying a garage door.  

Where You Live

Garage doors are built for specific purposes and to specific specifications. You are going to want to know what the wind specifications are in your region, and you can find this information out from your local building code official. You are then going to want to determine what type of exposure your garage door will see. The different type of exposure are suburban, wooded areas, open terrain, or even hurricane prone regions. If you are living in an area with a lot of snow you are going to want to buy a garage door that has a very tough chain, that is easy to oil. This way the garage door does not freeze shut. 


Most people do not realize that there are many different types of garage doors that you can install in your home. You will have an array of options of materials ranging from aluminum, steel, wood, composite, or many others. No matter what your style or type of home, you will be able to find a garage door that is going to match perfectly. Once you know the specifications that the garage door needs to meet, you can start to pick out the best style and material. It is a good idea to shop around for garage doors (try Edison Overhead Door) because many of the doors on the market can be found at multiple home improvement stores. 

Do It Yourself

Resist the urge to install the garage door yourself. Professionals train and learn the proper techniques and strategies to install garage doors properly. The first reason that you should allow a professional to install the garage door is that it can be very dangerous. A garage door can weight up to 350 pounds and be extremely difficult to maneuver properly. A professional and his or here crew will be able to come in and install the garage door with efficiency and precision.


About Me

Converting Garages to Living and Working Spaces: Garage Door Blog

Welcome to my corner of the internet. My name is Gina, and I have always loved making the most of spaces. In this blog, I am going to give you the tips and tricks you need to turn your garage into a living space. Here, I plan to cover everything from insulating the garage to installing new garage doors. If you need to add anything from a music studio to a kids' play room in your garage, you have come to the right place. I have been converting garages both professionally and personally for years. Please explore, and I hope you like these posts!