10 Questions to Ask During Your Garage Door Consultation

By / 26th January, 2017 / Our Blog

Hiring a garage door company to help select and install your new garage door is a good idea, especially if you’re not sure exactly what you need or how much it’s going to cost.

If you’re working with a professional garage door company like Precision Garage Door of Houston, a certified technician will come to your home for a consultation. Here are some questions to ask during a garage door consultation so you can prevent any unpleasant surprises later down the road.

1. What garage door styles are available?

Not all garage door companies carry every style of door. Be sure to check first or ask the technician if they have a style that’s similar to what you’re looking for.

2. How will a new garage door enhance the look of my home?

The right garage door should coordinate with the existing exterior style of your home, thereby elevating your home’s curb appeal. Talk with the technician about which styles would work best with your home’s exterior.

3. Will a new garage door save me money on heating and cooling costs?

Different materials have different insulation factors, mostly depending on their thickness. However, there are insulation options that can be added to otherwise thin doors, helping to keep outdoor temperatures from slipping into the garage or indoor air conditioning from seeping out. 

4. Will a new garage door enhance the security of my home and property?

Be sure you understand the level of security being provided by the door. Perhaps the door you liked the most because of its low initial cost might have little to no security features. Talk with your technician to decide what’s most important to you.

5. Which garage door opener do I need?

Just as there are a wide variety of doors, there’s also a wide variety of garage door openers to choose from. Doors of different weights and sizes require different openers to operate them. There are also differences in how the openers function. For example, belt-driven openers are virtually silent and perfect for attached garages.

6. Will the door, its parts, or the installation be covered by a warranty?

At Precision Garage Door of Houston, our parts and labor are all covered by a limited warranty, but not all garage door companies offer the same protection. Be sure you understand what warranties will be provided before you purchase anything.

7. How much will my garage door cost?

8. How much will it cost to have my new garage door system installed? 

9. How long will it take to install my new garage door system?

Be sure to ask for a timeline of when the project will start and when it’ll be finished. At Precision Garage Door of Houston, our mission is to install your door within one day.

10. Who’s responsible for disposing of leftover waste from the installation?

A new garage door certainly doesn’t look quite as nice when the old garage door’s sitting in a pile in the driveway. A professional garage door company should remove all waste when finishing with their installation. If not, you’ll want to make proper arrangements for having the old door picked up.

We hope you found these 10 Questions to Ask During Your Garage Door Consultation helpful. If you’re ready to schedule a consultation, contact us today!