Montgomery County Maryland Garage Door Replacement Companies Washington DC

Big decision, but it’s time to replace your garage door.    Homeowners replace their doors because the old door is becoming a personal eye-sore from 1966, a family member backed into it (rookie driver?) or the HOA has taken away your pool pass till it gets replaced.

The process is simple.  It takes a couple hours.  The old door and creaky tracks get removed and stowed-away in our truck.  Our experienced Installation Specialist fits in the new, quiet hardware and the model you requested is installed and tested.  Satisfaction guaranteed or we come back!   

I have had many customers ask me, “So what gets changed out when you replace the door?"  Simple answer, “EVERYTHING".  When a new door goes up, the whole system should get replaced.  That includes the track, hardware, door, and springs.  The old track system will not always accommodate the new door depending on the thickness of the sections, the weight, and spring lift system and ceiling height requirements.  The spring is gauged for the weight of the door and is set depending on the lift requirements.  Many older doors have a duel set of springs called extension springs.  This lift system pulls the door up from two sides using a cable pulley system.  In most cases (depending on headroom available) new doors come standard with torsion springs.  Torsion springs are center mounted on the opening’s header which lifts the door from one point of tension which creates a smooth quiet lift. 

For the do-it-yourselfers out there you must use extreme caution.  Garage doors require a great deal of precision to install and should be installed by professionals, but if you think you have what it takes you must follow the manufacturers’ directions explicitly or you could risk a lot more than just a non-working door.  I have heard of severe injury caused by people who elect to do self installation. This is the largest moving object on your house and the spring tension can be very dangerous if you don’t have experience with such products. If the cables are not set at the same tension before winding the springs, the cables can jump off the drums and potentially jackknife the door in the opening.

The most gratifying part of the whole process is picking out the new door. You have fun playing with a host different styles you think will look great on the house. The garage door is typically 1/3 of your home's façade.  A new garage door adds value, beauty and functionality to your home if done right.  Doors come in all kinds of styles and many custom designs to fit any home and any budget.  Go outside and take a look at your home.  Write down aspects of your house you would like to repeat on the new door.  For instance, if you have grids in your existing home’s windows; you should repeat that style in the new garage door.  Gaithersburg Garage Door can show you all the different styles of garage doors on your house via digital imaging to make sure the look provides the curb appeal of a quality home improvement. 

Doors are available at many different price points and R-value insulation levels.  The cheapest door is not always the best choice.  You get what you pay for in terms of the product and the company doing the installation.  Best advice: review overall value, not just the bottom line.   Insulated three layer doors provide energy savings through the years while providing you a well-made, functional addition to your home

By changing out the entire system, your new door will be set properly from the start.  The old, creaking, wobbling door will be a faint memory, and your quiet new system will run smoothly for years to come.

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