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Smart Shopping for Glass Garage Doors

By Atlanta Jim Sorenson Subscribe to RSS | February 21st 2012 | Views:
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Design elements in modern homes allow for a great many choices in how our homes look, as well as how efficiently they use energy, or how well they contribute to our personal comfort. Garage doors tend to be the element most people see first when they view many houses. The garage is placed front and center in most housing subdivisions and when you drive down the streets of the suburbs, you see row upon row of double garage doors.

So, as a design element for a house’s aesthetics, the garage door is very important for impressing observers and contributing to the overall beauty of a neighborhood.

Wood doors are common. Steel and aluminum are the standard. But some houses are starting to go with glass garage doors. This type of door is essentially made up of glass windows in sections. It gives a clean, pristine look to a house’s exterior.

Finding and Buying Glass Garage Doors

As with most things, our search for glass garage doors begins with the internet. A Google search for glass overhead garage doors brings up hundreds of hits with dealers all around the country and prices for comparison. As with all internet searches, it’s wise to do a search on the business itself to find out if this company is trustworthy enough to do business with. Check for complaint sites. Any wrongdoing on a company’s part is easily figured out.

Because of the nature of the product, you will undoubtedly have to work with a local company that can supply and install the glass doors for you. Certainly it’s possible to order the pieces from a reputable site, have them delivered to you, and install them yourself, but for most folks, you will want to find dealers with experience in supplying and installing this type of garage door. An inexperienced do-it-yourselfer can easily waste a lot of money in accidents trying to set these tricky doors. Add to that the danger of dealing with torsion springs and you simply have to ask yourself if you think you know enough to install it yourself.

Getting Glass Garage Doors Installed

Once you’ve found a dealer you are happy with, feel free to negotiate with them to get the deal you want. Find out what services they offer and the timeframe in which they expect to be able to complete the project. If you have multiple suppliers/installers in your area, call them all and find out the best deals. Competition can ultimately help you get a better deal. Remember, installing glass overhead garage doors is a very specific, unique skill that not every garage door company has. Absolutely do not assume that just any garage door company can install a glass garage door. This is a very specialized task and requires an experienced garage door installer. There are weight issues, fragility issues and many other things to consider especially if you do not want your glass to break over time! You may even need a special garage door opener for your new glass garage doors. Your current opener more than likely will have to be replaced too.

Once you’ve contracted with an installer, get their reasonable timeframe and hold them to it. Take a look at the work being done every day and make certain it is up to the standards you expect. Find out what kind of warranty is offered by the installer, so that if problems develop down the line, you can have them come back and repair any problems which might have arisen from the installation.

Good shopping is smart shopping. Get your information before you buy.

Atlanta Jim Sorenson - About Author:
Atlanta Garage Door Repair provides professional garage door repair and opener service for Atlanta, Georgia. Feel free to contact us 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for friendly, courteous, affordable Atlanta Garage Door Repair. We look forward to serving you and earning your business.

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