In our previous blog, we addressed some of the pros and cons of wooden garage door systems. For this post, we thought we’d focus on the pros and cons of replacing your current garage door with one that’s made from aluminum.
Why Colorado Springs, CO homeowners love aluminum garage doors
One of the most obvious benefits of aluminum garage door systems for Colorado Springs, CO homes relates to cost, because they’re relatively inexpensive compared to garage doors that are made from other types of materials.
They’re also corrosion resistant, rust resistant and they don’t require much maintenance, which can save you money in the long run.
A third benefit of choosing an aluminum garage door is that they’re lightweight, which makes them far easier to install than wooden or steel garage door systems. In addition to being easier to install, the lighter weight will put less strain on your garage door tracks and springs, which can help increase their longevity.
A fourth benefit is also tied to the weight of an aluminum door. If your garage door motor decides to quit, an aluminum garage door will be much easier to open manually. If you’ve ever found yourself in a position where you’ve needed to manually open your garage door, you know exactly what we’re talking about.
One of the biggest drawbacks of aluminum garage door systems in Colorado Springs, Colorado is that they’re prone to denting.
If you have children, or you’ve noticed the neighborhood kids enjoy playing baseball in the street, your garage door could be dented by balls, bicycles or other types of projectile toys.
Weather can also pose a problem, because aluminum garage doors can be damaged by high winds. There’s also the matter of possible hail damage.
Getting dents out an aluminum garage door can be a challenge, even if you hire a garage door repair company. And, if the damage is significant enough it could interfere with the operation of the door, which means you could find yourself needing to replace it much sooner than anticipated.
As you already know, replacing a garage door can be expensive!
If you’ve decided it’s time to replace your current garage door system and you’re still in the process of weighing the pros and cons of different types of garage door materials, the experts at Above the rest Garage Door Repair can help.
When you call our office, we’ll take as much time as needed to answer any and all of your garage door replacement options, and we’ll be happy to schedule a time to have one of our highly trained garage door replacement technicians to come out to your home to provide you with a free, no-obligation garage door replacement estimate.
If you do decide to move forward, you can rest assured knowing that we have an unwavering commitment to customer service. That, and we’ll ensure the job is done on time and on budget.