A garage door upgrade should not be neglected when it comes to home improvements for your home. They are the largest entryway to your house if attached, and care should be taken to ensure they are secure against intruders.
If your garage door is old or uses a dated pulley mechanism, it is time for a garage door upgrade. First, you will want to consider what type of garage opening mechanism you would like. There are chain-drive, screw-drive and computer controlled systems you can select from.
Your Choices For a Garage Door Upgrade
Screw-drive systems are lifting mechanisms attached to the roof of your garage. They open by running along a steel rod shaft. Chain drive systems, on the other hand, are the most common opening systems. They work by chains moving along a pair of tracks located at either side of the door. These are not very convenient and are the noisiest of the three systems. Finally, computer-driven systems are mounted above the door and do not use screws or chains.
Obviously, the computer-driven systems may be more costly when it comes to a garage door upgrade, but they are also the best in terms of security, convenience and safety. Larger motors may be more expensive, but they will be more powerful and tend to last longer than their smaller counterparts.
Available Features for Your Garage Door Upgrade
There are many new security features available for a garage door upgrade to choose from. A lot of newer generation doors open by way of random codes generated each time the remote is utilized. This prevents your remote from being able to open other doors. This in turn prevents other people’s remotes from being used to open your door.
When deciding which type of garage door upgrade is best for you, factor in how fast you would like the door to open for you when you pull into your driveway. Also consider whether a louder system will be a nuisance to you or your family. And decide how secure you would like the door to be when closed. After this is decided, it’s time to pick the color and style.
Call Coastal Contract Hardware in Myrtle Beach today and let us help you decide which garage door upgrade is best for you and your budget. Coastal Contract Hardware is experienced in all types of garage doors and garage door repairs. We service areas in North and South Carolina such as Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Conway, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Horry County, SC and other surrounding areas. To find out more, get in touch by visiting our contact page and filling out the form or call us at 843-946-3500.