At Lifetime Garage Doors, we take pleasure in making sure our customers are making the best decision for their homes when they buy our products, so we are happy to answer any and all questions that you have about our garage door service. Here are some questions that we tend to hear a lot when people are figuring out what to buy:

What materials are used to make garage doors?

When choosing a garage door, you have several options in regards to materials. Generally, garage doors are made of wood, steel, aluminum, and fiberglass. Wood doors are less durable, but more aesthetically pleasing than the other options. Steel doors are the strongest and most secure. Aluminum is strong as well, and benefits from being lighter weight than steel. The advantage of fiberglass is that you can achieve a similar aesthetic to wood, but it is much easier to maintain than a wood door.

How do I choose the correct garage door opener?

When choosing a garage door opener, you must consider: size, sound level, and safety. You will need to determine the size of your garage door to ensure the opener is powerful enough to open the door, as well as the clearances of the sides to decide where to mount the opener. You should also consider how close your garage door is to your home, because there is variety in the noise level of garage door openers. You will also have to make some decisions about what safety features you wish to have on your garage door opener.

Do I need to insulate my garage door?

Insulation is necessary for garage doors. The benefits of insulation include greater temperature control, reduced noise from outside your home, and added strength to your door. In Florida, it is typical for garages without proper insulation to get extremely hot; this is important to note because if you have an attached garage, it also affects the temperature of your home in general. Insulating your garage door will save you energy costs overall.

Whatever garage door service you need, Lifetime Garage Doors is here to help. Contact us today!