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Think Twice About Installing Your Own Door
You could save a few hundred dollars by installing the door yourself, but it's one DIY project that doesn't have a big payoff. Here's why. For starters, there's a ton of parts and it'll take you at least a full day to put them together. Plus, winding the spring calls for special tools and lots of arm strength and is fairly dangerous. If you hire a pro to install the door, the new door will be delivered and the old one hauled away, and the job will be done in about four hours. And you'll have someone to a call if there's a problem.
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Use Manufacturers' Websites to Choose a Door Design
You don't have to guess how a particular style and color of door will look on your house when you check garage doors for sale online. Most manufacturers have software on their website that allows you to upload a photo of your garage and add any of their garage door styles to it. This lets you choose a door style, include the design features you like, pick windows and a color, and even add hardware. You can play around with different styles until you find one you like. Then print out the specs for an accurate price quote from your dealer to help you find cheap garage doors.
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Choose Windows Wisely
You might be surprised how much better a garage door looks with the right windows. And beyond adding style, windows can supply much needed light to the garage interior. Here are a few tips for choosing glass:
- If your garage is heated, upgrade to insulated glass.
- For extra privacy and security, install the glass in the top panel.
- Match the glass style to your house windows if possible.
- If your garage door opening has angled rather than square corners, don't install glass that goes behind them. It might look awkward.