For homeowners who are building a new home and therefore need a garage door, or who need to replace a garage door that has seen the last of its years, choosing a cheap garage door may be tempting. After all, garage doors can be expensive, and not a purchase that many look forward to – so why not save a few bucks by purchasing an less expensive model?
If you are thinking about buying a cheap garage door that will just offer the basics in terms of protection, you may want to think again; a cheaply made garage door may cost you more in the long run. Here are some things to think about before reaching for your wallet:
A Cheap Garage Door Won’t Hold Up Against a Lake County Winter
Winters in Lake County, IN can be cold, harsh, and long. During that time, a cheap garage door that is poorly insulated will not offer much protection from the frigid temperatures. This means that if you use your garage to store your vehicles, your cars may have a hard time starting up in the morning; if you use your garage as a home office or extra living space, you may be forced to stay out of the garage during a four-month cold period. And what’s more, if the door and walls between your garage and the inside of your home are not properly insulated, all that cold air may travel directly into your living space. The result: discomfort and high energy bills.
Cheaply Made Doors May Require More Maintenance and Repairs
Another reason that you should avoid the temptation to purchase an inexpensive garage door is that a cheaply made door will likely experience more problems over the years, resulting in the necessity of more frequent maintenance and more repairs. If you fail to seek maintenance in an effort to save money, you may be putting yourself or your family at risk; poorly maintained garage doors can be dangerous.
Get the Best Door for Your Home
Getting a good garage door that will last for years to come does not have to cost you an arm and a leg, but it does take the help of a knowledgeable professional who can guide you through your options. At Affordable Garage Door, Inc., we have a wide range of garage doors, and can help with garage door installation, garage door maintenance, and garage door repair. To speak with one of our professionals, call us today at 219-696-4279.