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What Goes Into Garage Door Replacement?

Have you been putting off your garage door replacement? If your garage door is reaching an old age or showing signs of damage, it may be time to schedule a new garage door installation.

The garage door is one of the largest moving structures in our homes. With over 100 moving parts on the garage door, replacement entails a complex process. Some questions you may have include: what type of garage door is right for our home?  Which colors are available? What garage door opener will be suited for this new door?

How long will it last? This may seem like a lot to consider for your garage door replacement but you will soon learn everything there is to know about your garage door selections and have all the information to make the correct garage door replacement solution for you.

Types of Garage Doors

There are 4 main types of garage doors: steel, wood, overlay, and aluminum. Steel garage doors will be made up of a hollow back, insulated vinyl back, or a double steel insulated construction and will be the most cost-efficient. 

Wood doors are primarily constructed of cypress, hemlock, redwood, or cedar. These doors tend to be the most expensive due to labor and also require the most maintenance due to the weather. Overlay garage doors are constructed with a steel base garage door with wood laid on the exterior of the garage door in custom or standard designs different insulation types are available as well. Overlay garage doors are slightly less expensive than wood doors but require nearly the same maintenance. Last but not least, aluminum is our personal favorite here at Grease Monkey Garage Door

Aluminum is environmentally friendly and makes for a durable door, especially when you use a trusted brand like AlumaDoor, who offers endless varieties for size options along with finishes.

Types of Garage Door Openers

At this point of our estimate, we would already have decided what door we are going with and our Grease Monkey technician will be guiding you to what size and type of motor you should select. If you have selected a steel or aluminum door, we always suggest a belt style motor. 

The Liftmaster 8550w is an excellent choice, as it has quiet operation and is full of helpful accessories such as automatic close. It also comes with a backup battery in case there is a power outage, and has WiFi connectivity. 

Now if you have selected a wood or overlay garage door our technician will be steering you more towards a heavy-duty 3/4 HP chain drive motor which has nearly all the same accessories as the previous motor but with the added strength of a chain like Liftmaster’s 8587w.

Garage Door Hardware

Almost there- we can see the new Grease Monkey Garage Door finish line ahead! One of the last questions you should ask your garage door company is what parts will be used. At Grease Monkey Garage Door we only use high quality torsion springs: the number one part on garage doors. 

The springs that come with most garage doors are only rated for 5,000- 8,000 cycles (a cycle is one movement of the garage door: up and down). On average, you will use your garage 4 times a day which brings us to 1,460 cycles a year. On the optimistic end, you will get 5 years out of your springs.  However, if you use your garage door much more, your springs will only last 2-3 years. At  Grease Monkey Garage Door we give you the option of High-Life cycle springs with every door. Our goal is to keep your garage working great for years to come. 

Nylon rollers vs plastic contractor-grade rollers will play a huge part in how long your door will last. This simple upgrade will increase your roller life 16 times over and in return your torsion springs and garage door opener will have to work much less.

How Much Does New Door Installation Cost?

A single steel door can range between $600-$1300 based on construction and upgrades selected. A double car will range from $799-$2000. Aluminum doors will cost between $1800-$4000 based on size and finish selected. Wood and overlay doors will range from $2000- $9000 based on size and stain selected. All of these prices are including installation. Our team works hard to offer affordable garage door installation near Gilbert AZ!

We Replace Garage Doors!

You are now an expert in the various garage door types and garage door openers. If you have any questions feel free to give us a call (480)-569-8367. Contact us for any information about our garage door replacement services.


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