The Ins and Outs of Garage Doors

Automated garage doors are not only convenient, but they also significantly enhance the appearance of your home. They do, however, need to be properly installed and maintained in order to keep functioning safely and efficiently. This is why even the most competent and avid DIY enthusiast should let the professionals handle this particular job.

When selecting a company to install, service or repair your garage doors, Alpharetta has several options for you to choose from. Do your research carefully and choose wisely, as the choice you make will impact the final look and fit of your doors as well as how long they last and the ultimate value they add to your home.

Wood, Steel or Aluminum
Your choice of material for your garage doors depends a lot on your budget, the look of your house and the climate of the area in which you live. Wood is one of the most popular choices, as it looks good and can be carved or decorated to suit personal tastes. It does need regular maintenance to keep it in great condition and can also warp or split if it’s not properly made and installed. So, be sure to choose a reputable company that specializes in wooden doors. Check to see what wood they use and whether they employ the latest carpentry and joinery techniques.

If you decide that wood isn’t the best option for you, steel and aluminum offer affordable, maintenance-free alternatives. Both materials are weather resistant and a great choice if you have a more limited budget.

Important Points to Remember

* Your garage doors need professional maintenance to ensure they don’t malfunction or fail altogether, causing damage to your vehicle or, worse, to a loved one. Pulleys, tracks, hinges, cables and springs need to be checked regularly.

* Insist that the company you choose offers a guarantee that your door opener complies with all mandatory safety standards. Since 1993, it has been compulsory for all openers to have sensor beams which, when interrupted by a child or pet, for example, will stop and reverse the downward motion of a closing door.

With so many points to ponder, it can help to consult an experienced professional before making any decisions. Visit AmeriServ Alpharetta to find out more about our professional, friendly and expert installation, maintenance and repair services.

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