If you have a badly damaged garage door that can't be repaired in a meaningful way, it may be time to replace it. To avoid regrets with this replacement, here are some pivotal actions to take as the homeowner.
Figure Out What to Do With Old Door First
Before you complete a garage door replacement, first you need to figure out what's going to be done with the old door. Then you can complete this replacement without any regrets or delays getting in the way.
A lot of homeowners decide to just scrap their old doors completely. If you plan to go this route, make sure you have a professional company pick it up and remove it from your property. You can also recycle the garage door, which would benefit the environment and potentially help you earn some money that can go towards installing the new garage door.
Invest in Quality Weatherstripping and Set it up Prior to Installation
Once you find a garage door you want to install on your property and it's delivered to your residence, it's a good idea to choose high-quality weatherstripping for it. Then your door will be able to create a tight seal and thus keep elements out.
In addition to choosing quality weatherstripping that will hold up for a long time, go ahead and install it before setting up the garage door. This is a lot easier to do compared to if you waited until the door was set up on the track.
Make Sure the Hinges Are Properly Lined up Before Securing Them on Each Panel
When you order a new garage door, it will come in separate panels. You'll thus need to put these panels together on the track. Hinges will be used for this step. Just try to make sure they're properly lined up before you secure them with fasteners into the panels.
Not only will this ensure the panels look nice from an aesthetic standpoint, but it will also ensure the panels move up and down like they're supposed to. This is key in ensuring the new garage door holds up for as long as possible.
If you need to replace your home's garage door, you want to plan ahead a couple of weeks out. Then you'll have plenty of time to focus on key steps that this installation involves and how you can manage them like a professional, even if you've never dealt with this replacement before. For more information on a garage door replacement, contact a professional near you.