Steel overhead garage door installation
Oh happy day. Your crummy old wood garage door is going to
be replaced with a nice new steel roll-up overhead door.
If you're reading this, you're probably in need of a new
door for your garage. Any project like this comes with a lot of
questions. This website is written to address whatever point in
the process you might be in while getting a new door for your
garage. Perhaps some new questions you want to ask your
prospective door installer will come to mind - and that cant be
a bad thing.
Once you've gone through this virtual process, I hope you
will feel even more comfortable that your decisions have been
made with thorough understanding of options, and that any
surprises will be kept to a minimum. By reviewing this site
before you begin, you can avoid some of the 'learn as you go'
process that can bring surprises - won't that be good.
Note that this site is not an advertisement for these
products named here. Names are given strictly for informational
purpose - It's always helpful to have heard of these names when
talking to different door installers.
Lets get started.
Perhaps just getting started is the biggest stumbling block
to getting that old door replaced with a new steel overhead
door. If you have any interest in home improvement, it really
pays to go to some your local home improvement shows. You get
to see all the amazing new processes and products for all
kinds of things around your home - things that might have been
in the back of your mind for a while - off topic, but there are
some amazing rain gutter guard systems these days.
Any home improvement show will have a few garage door
installation companies. As you talk with each one of them and
figure out which ones actually listen to you, and answer your
preliminary questions. Some will have a combination door and
opener with price. While others will give you options of door
brand - Clopay, Wayne Dalton, Amarr, Stanley, Martin, and Raynor. Along with door opener brands
like Liftmaster, Stanley, Genie, Chamberlain, Craftsman, Sears.
Coupons can be another incentive to be on the lookout for at
home shows - for any future project, including your door
project. Companies will offer coupons to get new leads at home
shows. These can be quite valuable too, and should be factored
into the final decision when cost is considered.
You may prefer to pick the door
and opener yourself, or you may prefer the pre packaged
installation deal. Either way talk to all the vendors at the
show, pick your favorite 2 or 3, and ask them to come to your
home for a formal written quote - that last part is important
as you'll see shortly.
What ever you do, forget about those
el-cheap-o offers. They're probably all over your local news
paper too - "Brand new garage door installed for just
$699". But does that include removal and haul away of the old
door? What about liability issues. What if the installer
buggers up your house? Or worse - what if he's casing your
house. What if he gets hurt on the job? What if your contractor
supplies and installs the door and parts, but never pays the
supplier - guess who gets to pay twice - that's right - you do.
Just forget about those offers.
That's it - all there is to it. Read on for
a lot more interesting details on this part of the process. The
menu on the left outlines the process in detail. But it's just
that easy to get started on a new roll-up overhead garage
Lets get started with a few pictures of the old wood
overhead garge door.
Garage door outside
outside right 2
If you are located in service area of northern california -
san jose - santa clara county - sonoma county - san francisco -
oakland - sacramento etc, and would like a referral, use our
Contact form to send me an email and you'll get contact
information - nothing more.
Common typos: garge