According to industry standards, the garage door on a modern home accounts for approximately 40 percent of the entire exterior of a house. That is quite a big decision when it comes to choosing the garage door that is right for you. What style do you want for your door? What color, and what kind of material should your door have? Do you want metal, wood, glass, or some other kind of material? Are you interested in any kind of smart technology for your garage door: such as surveillance cameras, remote opening/ closing with smartphone apps, or compatibility with other smart devices in your home?

These are questions that only you the homeowner can ultimately answer, but we can help you make this decision along the way if you so choose. Our years of experience with garage door installation has exposed us to a wide variety of all kinds of garage doors, and we can give you the best recommendations based on what kind of garage door we’ve seen other customers choose. Of course, this first step of choosing the right kind of garage door for your home is highly important, but it is just the first step. After the first step comes an equally important step. 

Proper Garage Door Installation and Setup

When you’re in the market for a new garage door, you want to make sure you hire the best professionals you can find that are near your home. At Garage Door in My Area, we take great pride in knowing our customers are happy with the work that we do for our customers here in Southern California. We are thrilled to hear back from customers that they love their new garage door and couldn’t be happier with it. Naturally, none of this kind of feedback will occur if the garage door installation isn’t done properly. Your garage door is a complicated system of moving parts and components that are intricately linked together. A garage door installation service must be done the right way and held to industry standards while upholding safety for your family.

Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail

A lot of homeowners don’t realize that taking apart the old garage door can take just as long as assembling and installing the new one. Most garage doors weigh at least 150 pounds, and some can weigh up to 350 pounds. This amount of pressure and tension can cause major damage if any parts are disassembled incorrectly and the garage door comes crashing down. 

In order to prevent disasters like this, it’s imperative that all garage door components are taken apart with proper care, attention and knowledge. Once the old garage door has been successfully removed, we perform a thorough inspection on your entire garage to ensure that the installation of your new garage door goes smoothly without any issues. Sometimes, installing a new garage door requires little or no adjustments to your garage. Other times, adjustments are necessary in order to accommodate your new garage door.

Everything in Its Place

In order for your garage door installation to be a successful one, it’s imperative that everything is properly measured, accounted and planned for. This includes properly measuring the height and the length of your garage door’s opening as well as the frame to ensure its safe installation. These measurements absolutely must be precise. A frame that is installed even an inch off can mean that it comes loose and potentially causes terrible damage. The precise measurements of a garage’s backroom and headroom are also essential. Sometimes kits are necessary to add clearance from the opening to the ceiling. 

Clearly, there is a lot of assembly required when it comes to garage door installation. They most certainly will not just snap in place. Properly assessing, measuring, installing and testing means that the garage door installation technician you hire must know exactly what they are doing. At Garage Door in My Area, we guarantee not only exact, quality workmanship – but also that you’ll be happy with the work that we do, and the friendly service we provide. Don’t allow just anyone to handle your garage door installation needs. Call the pros here at Garage Door in My Area for a free quote. We’ll come to you, with no obligation to buy.

Gate Installation

In addition to our expert garage door installation services, we are now proud to offer residential electric gate installation and repair as well. A high quality gate adds a layer of protection for your home and your family. Additionally, an attractive gate can add value to your property, should you ever find yourself in the market to sell your current home. Just like with garage doors, gates also have a lot of moving parts that must work in harmony together to function smoothly and properly. If you’re in the market for both a gate and a garage, we can offer you a quote for both – or just the gate if that’s all you need. Give the automatic gate installation experts here at Garage Door in My Area a call today, and we will be happy to answer any of your questions and address your concerns.