Has the time come to replace your aging garage door? If so, it is a great opportunity to pick out the perfect door for your home. There are features that only make sense to add to a garage door when performing a new installation. Here are some features that you can add to make the door feel like an upgrade.
If you are concerned about the security of a garage door, then you should look into track locks. The problem that this feature protects against is a criminal trying to break through your garage door. They may try to pull back the weather stripping around the garage door so that they can pull down the emergency release cord,which allows them to easily lift the garage door up.
The way to prevent this from happening is with track locks. They are installed onto the track and are essentially a metal bar that slides across it. Even when the emergency safety cord has been pulled, the locks prevent the door from moving on the track.
While this is not a feature you'll be using every single day, it can be a great way to secure a garage door when you are away on vacation for a long period of time, or if you primarily use your garage for storage and do not frequently open it.
One problem that many homeowners have with a garage door is how loud it can get when you operate it. If there is a bedroom above the garage door, those noisy rollers may even be loud enough to wake someone up in the middle of the night. In addition, you may not want to announce to your neighbors when you are coming and going from the your home based on the sound that a loud garage door can make.
You can have rollers installed that will limit the noise that a garage door makes. While the rollers are more expensive, they contain many ball bearings that will help reduce how much noise each roller makes. While they can be difficult to install on an already assembled garage door, getting a new one installed gives you the perfect opportunity to have this part installed.
These are just a few upgrades you can make to your new garage door during the installation process. For more ideas on what you can do, talk with a local garage door installation company.