Modern garage doors have become very dull, and often all look very similar, but if you have an older home and you want to retain the classic look of the old wooden door that was on the garage, there are still options to do that. Working with a garage door company to source and install your door is your best option if you want to retain that classic style with a new garage door.
Finding the Perfect Door
When you are looking for a garage door that has a classic look, the options are not as limited as you might think. Many garage door manufacturers make doors that look like real wood doors, and from the street, most people would never know the door was new.
Often the new garage doors are made with aluminum frames, so they are light and durable at the same time. The exterior of the doors is typically vinyl because the material is available in many colors and will stand up to weather for many years. And many companies offer doors in custom colors so you can choose the right color to match the doors on your home perfectly.
Take some time to sit down with the garage door company and look at the options they have and ask about custom designs if you do not see a door you like. There are so many garage door manufacturers out there that finding the right door may take a little time, but it is possible with some persistence.
Installing Your New Door
Once you find the perfect new door for your classic home, the door company can set up a time for the garage door installation for you. The company will remove the old door for you and dispose of it if you would like them to. The garage door company will replace all of the hardware from your old door so that everything is up to date.
If you have a door opener that you want to reuse, they can service it and make sure it is working when they install your new garage door. If the opener is not working correctly, you may need to consider replacing it, but the garage door installation crew can help with that if you want them to. Most garage door companies sell and service openers and can put them in very quickly for you.
Servicing the Door
It s a good idea to have your garage door serviced once or twice a year to keep it working correctly. The door may need lubrication or adjustments to continue working at its peak. The door installation company will let you know how often you should have the door serviced and set up a time for your first service after the new door is installed.