New garage door installations can be done on existing or new garages. Sometimes garage door repairs are not worth it in terms of cost-effectiveness and longevity and the best option is installing a new door.
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There are various advantages to installing a steel garage door. These include:
When considering steel garage doors, these can be either roller doors (a solid sheet of metal that rolls up into a cylinder) or sectional doors (a series of steel panels that move up and along the garage ceiling).
The sectional garage doors have two designs: block-patterned or slatted:
Colours that are available include dark brown, white or grey:
Single or Double Garage Roller Door:
Wooden garage doors are sectional garage doors. There are also tip-up wooden garage doors but these are no longer manufactured. Furthermore, parts for the latter are difficult and expensive to obtain.
Wooden garage doors are also available in various designs: panels or slatted. The sizes of the panels or slats can vary as can be seen in the picture below:
The look of wooden garage doors can also be enhanced by adding studs.
There are numerous types of studs available.
The downside of wooden garage doors is that they need a great deal of maintenance (which is an added cost over the years). Over time, the panels can warp, the wood rot and they need regular attention.
Wooden garage doors should not be varnished. In fact, a new wooden garage door will lose its guarantee from the manufacturer the moment it is varnished. If your door is already varnished, then, for maintenance purposes, you should varnish it annually. If it is not varnished, it needs to be oiled on a regular basis.
Installing a new garage door also means you will get a complete set of new garage door hardware.
This includes the necessary parts such as:
When measuring for the size of garage door opening, the amount of headroom is vital to determine the type of hardware required as well as whether the door should be standard size or a custom size. The headroom measurement is the taken from the underside of the lintel of the door opening to the lowest overhead restriction that will be in the way of the door as it moves (for example, a beam or the ceiling, light-fitting, pipe etc.)
Garage door safety: safety cables
When a garage door spring breaks, it can be extremely dangerous and injure people or damage property that is in the way. One way of preventing these accidents is to install safety cables. These prevent a broken spring from swinging around wildly. They are similar to normal garage door cables, but tend to weigh less. These cables are attached to the wall or the track nearby the stationary pulleys. They then lace through the garage door springs and are attached to the same support as the spring.
We will reconnect your garage door motor as part of our installation service. We can also provide you with a new garage door motor should you require.
Part of our garage door installation service includes uninstalling your old door (if there was one) and removing it. The door and all of the old garage door hardware cannot be reused and is scrapped.
Garage door installation is a process that is best carried out by the professionals. Reasons for this include:
Garage doors are a significant investment. A high quality garage door that is well-maintained should last at least 10 years. To keep it in peak operational form, there are a couple of simple measures that you can take:
Will you be able to re-install a garage door that I already have?
Unfortunately we do not provide this service. The main reason is that we do not know the condition of the door and will not be able to provide our usual guarantee on the work done.
Estimate pricing for new doors:
Double steel sectional R11,000
Double wooden sectional R13,500.
Single steel sectional R7,750
Single wooden sectional R8,750.
All sectional doors installed complete with wooden pine jambs. Free removal of old doors.
Or, single steel roller door R5,500.
We can assist you over a large area of Johannesburg with garage door installations.
Look at our service area list for more information on where we can assist with your garage door installations and repairs or give us a call on 082 367 7818.