Once you have decided that you require new garage door installation, you will be faced with the task of obtaining an accurate estimate of the price. There are many companies which will entice you with a price which is ridiculously cheap, but this may only be for the basic garage door and nothing else. Once you add up all the extras you may end up paying more for your garage doors. The main priority is to use a company which specialises in garage door installation and will help you to choose the right door for your requirements.
There are many factors to consider before obtaining a price for your garage door and its installation. You may want to look at the garage itself and its purpose. Many people convert their garage into an extra room for the home and may require an insulated garage door, which may restrict their options a little. The type of door may also be influenced by the level of security required, which could ultimately affect the price of the door. Consider the type of door, the material and whether you want a particular colour, as all factors may affect the overall price.
The measurements should be as accurate as possible so that the price quotation is the price you will pay. Inaccurate measurements may affect the size of the garage doors or the sub frame, which may affect the price of the overall installation. Even if you consider the existing sub frame to be in good condition, take measurements from the brick work just in case. If the sub frame is not up to standard, it could affect the whole garage door installation, costing you much more in the long term. Before requesting a quotation, consider whether your vehicle fits easily in the garage and whether you require more space. Never request a quotation for a standard door size as even a few inches difference can either increase or decrease the price.
Most types of garage door can be made to any size, although a garage door which is a standard size may save money. Prices for garage doors tend to be quoted as ‘from’ and will only include the very basics. Once the sub frame, any individual size requirements, type, material and colour is added on, the price can be increased significantly. Consider whether you want electric garage doors with a remote control opener, as this may also increase the price. You may find the idea of a remote control operated garage door is appealing, especially in bad weather. A reputable garage door company will be able to supply and install your garage doors for a reasonable price. You should also consider the guarantee, as an established company will ensure that your garage doors last longer than the guarantee period. It is possible to purchase cheap garage doors, but make sure that all measurements are accurate and all factors have been taken into consideration, saving money in the long term.