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Garage Door Installation FAQ for Greater Orlando Area Homes

H&H Garage Doors Can Install Your Beautiful New Garage Door

Although garage door materials are strong enough to withstand the elements and everyday wear and tear, they will need to be replaced. When you need garage door installation in Orlando, Orange County, or West Volusia County, H&H Garage Doors has you covered in Central Florida. As one of the area’s leading installers of residential and commercial garage doors, we are well-trusted experts in the field. Below, you’ll find garage door installation frequently asked questions for your convenience. Should you need further information before making a purchase, don’t hesitate to contact us via phone or email.

Today’s garage doors come in many sturdy, affordable materials, including aluminum, fiberglass, steel, vinyl, wood, and more. You don’t have to be a garage door expert to find the best solution – leave that up to us at H&H Garage Doors. We can help you select the ideal garage door for your home’s style and budget. For over two decades, we have assisted homeowners in East Orlando, Lake Mary, Sanford, Winter Park, and many neighboring communities in Central Florida. Our licensed, certified team can service and install many of the industry’s leading garage door brands in all styles, shapes, and sizes. Your satisfaction is important to us. Read our reviews to see how we’ve helped many residents just like you.

Yes, most garage doors come with a set of tracks manufactured specifically for their make and model. Most garage door manufacturers do not make universal tracks, meaning you will likely need to purchase the new parts along with the new garage door the next time you need a replacement.

Your garage will need to be cleared of belongings, or you’ll at least want to have them pushed back along the rear of your garage so that nothing is in the way of the installation. This not only gives the installation crew more room to work, but it also prevents the possibility of accidental damages to your garage’s contents. We suggest moving your vehicles to the street. Pets and small children will need to be kept away from the installation area to avoid the risk of accidental injury. Be sure to prepare a list of questions for your new garage door installer to familiarize yourself with their process, safety policies, labor and manufacturers’ warranties, and more.

Installing a replacement garage door is a lot more difficult than installing a regular door inside your home. It can be a physically demanding job with plenty of heavy lifting involved and can be dangerous if left in the hands of an amateur. Garage door installation is also a very technical job, as your new garage door has many working parts that must all be appropriately aligned for it to operate. You will not only need several hours and the right power tools, but you will also likely need additional help to complete the job. Due to the weight, even just removing your old garage door is an arduous task. The risk for potential injury or damage to your new garage door system is higher when you attempt to do it yourself.

Many of our new garage door options can be painted according to your preferences. Please consult your owner’s manual for helpful painting instructions and tips from the manufacturer. Many garage doors can be powder coated if you’d like to complement your home’s exterior design and architecture.

While homeowners’ insurance policies may vary, most do not cover the general wear and tear experienced by most garage doors. If severe weather or the actions of a third party (such as a vandal) are to blame for your garage door being damaged beyond the point of repair, your insurance may cover some of the costs of your garage door installation. The cost of a new garage door will vary depending on which make, model, and manufacturer you prefer and if you decide to add any extras.

Many garage doors come with remote controls for their garage door openers that can be controlled using an app on your smartphone or tablet. You may also wish to add insulation, frame reinforcement options, or additional locking mechanisms to keep your garage and all its contents safe and protected. You can count on us for garage door opener installation or any of the additional features you may want.

If a garage door has become extensively damaged by severe weather, vandalism, or an unfortunate accident, it could be time for a replacement. Some damages are so severe they may impact the safe operation and mechanics of your garage door system. When that happens, you can rely on the team at H&H Garage Doors to replace your garage door as quickly as possible. The average lifespan of most garage doors falls between 10 and 15 years, as long as you keep up with garage door maintenance. Just like you take your vehicle to a mechanic for servicing, you should also have your garage door inspected and serviced annually. Garage door springs and other parts may need to be lubricated every three months. You’ll want to inspect your garage door opener regularly to ensure everything is working.

Insulating your garage door is in your best interest to improve your comfort, lower your energy bills, and increase the functionality of your garage. Garage door insulation increases your garage’s energy efficiency, meaning you won’t have to rely on portable air conditioners or space heaters to spend time in your garage in the middle of humid summer or cold winter months. It can also help you enjoy a quieter space by dampening the bustling sounds of your neighborhood. Garages often contain valuable vehicles, exercise equipment, power tools, and more that you’ll want to keep safe from the elements. Talk to our team today about the many benefits of garage door insulation. We’re always happy to help!

While you could attempt a do-it-yourself garage door installation, be prepared for an arduous task on your hands. It could take you several hours, and additional help will likely be necessary. You run the risk of injury or damage to your new garage door if you don’t know what you’re doing. Why not hire a garage door installation specialist to ensure it’s installed correctly, safely, and quickly? Reach out to H&H Garage Doors to request an estimate. We would be happy to help you compare garage door materials to choose the best for your budget and Central Florida’s climate. Whether it’s time for a replacement or you’re just ready for an upgrade, we’ll provide you with a free estimate based on your preferences. We offer extended warranties and specials to help you get a new garage door without breaking the bank.

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