Tip 3: Think Twice About Self-Installation

It is true that you save money by installing the door yourself, and even if it your type of hobby, it is one that certainly does not have a big payoff.  Why?  Well, there are a lot of parts to build this door, and it will take you, at least, 24 hours to put it all together.  You might not have the necessary skills to pull it off.  Also, winding the spring needs a lot of special equipment, and a lot of physical strength, and this all is rather dangerous.  If you hire a professional to install the door for you, the job will be done a lot quicker – as little as four hours – and you will have someone to call on when, and if, there is an issue.

Tip 2: Invest in Insulation

If you are considering investing in a garage door with insulation – whether it is to save you electricity or to keep your garage warm on the inside, it is always worth it to spend at least 15% extra to upgrade from the usual extruded polystyrene insulation to polyurethane insulation.

The effectiveness of a garage door’s insulation lies in its R-vale, and the bigger this number, the better the insulation is – and the more you save electricity, and thus money for you.  Insulation is a good bet to make in general, because it is convenient to have in the cold winter months, and it is a good way to save money.