It is extremely important for you to select a garage door that meets your needs, one that you like and one that is in your budget.
Don’t be impressed by sophisticate brochures, description, pictures or talent salesman. To really compare and evaluate garage doors of between different suppliers you need to see a sample of the actual door and check the following:
- Insulation – the type and the density of the insulation will identify the efficiency of the insulation and the toughness of the door – What you need to do is: Push finger into the insulation and compare to GM Garage Doors Sample – harder resistance is the better door/insulation
- Thickness of the panel – there is value in thickness of a garage door, but if there is no quality/density insulation, not “solid sandwich” as it should then there is no value to the thickness of the door
- Groove connections between panels – Dip U shape groove is related to finger resistance door which it’s not only very important safety feature, it also makes the door stronger (impact resistance) and more insulated since the air doesn’t go between the panels
- Hardware – When you look/touch garage door hinges and rollers It’s easy to identify the quality of hardware – Don’t forget to ask for the life cycle of the springs
- Total Value – What is included in the supply/installation
- Weather seal around the frame?
- Remove existing door/opener?
- Disposal existing door/opener?
- Connecting existing opener (when not supply/install opener)?
- Warranty – It’s including parts and labor? There is an option to extend the warranty?
- Upfront Costs – Do you need to pay deposit when you order the door? When you pay the balance? – What will happen to your deposit if you don’t get what promised
- Installation Time Frame – When the installation date – How do they guarantee such date?
- Finally Total Price – What will be the total Prices include all the fees (i.e. transportation, miscellaneous, etc.) and taxes (GST, PST)