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Garage Door FAQs

Garage Door Frequently Asked Questions

 How much does a garage door cost in Minnesota?
The cost of a garage door in Minnesota can vary greatly based on the specific application of the garage door. For example a custom garage door will cost considerably more than a box store purchased Garage door. A standard 7 foot residential garage door is significantly less expensive than a 15 foot commercial garage door. Whether or not the garage door is going to be installed is also a determining factor on the cost of a new garage door in Minnesota.
 Can you replace a garage door opener without replacing the entire garage door?
Yes, usually a garage door will outlast multiple garage door openers if the door is properly maintained and regularly serviced. Replacing just a garage door opener is very common. In many cases, you will only need to replace the opening mechanism because they can utilize the existing track and mounts.
 What is the average cost to install a new garage door?
The average cost to install a garage door is determined by the size of the door. Larger doors like those used in commercial buildings will require more time to install thus making them more expensive. A standard 7 foot residential garage door will be less expensive. A single wide garage door will be cheaper to install than a double wide garage door. When determining the cost of installing a garage door, the size of the door is the biggest factor.
 Can I buy a replacement garage door remote or do I need to purchase a brand new garage door opener?
Luckily, you can replace a garage door remote or keypad pretty easily. All you will need is the make and model of the garage door and a quick google search. If the garage door opener is a known reputable manufacturer, then chances are your local Menards of Home Depot will have replacements in stock.
 How long does a garage door opener last in Minnesota with the harsh winters and hot summers?
The lifespan of a garage door opener in Minnesota can be as short as 5 years to as long as 20 years. The determining factor for a garage door opener's lifespan is the quality of the garage door opener itself. Better quality openers will outlast inexpensive openers every time.
 Can you add windows to an existing garage door?
You can add windows to existing garage doors using what is called a "cut-out". You can purchase garage door cut-outs from every garage door retailer including Menards and Home Depot. It's always best to have the cut-outs installed on your garage door by a professional to ensure that it is done correctly.
 What is the cost of replacing a garage door spring?
The average cost to replacing a garage door spring is in the $300 range. The price is just an estimate and will vary depending on the individual application and the size of the garage door.
 How difficult is it to replace a garage door spring?
Do not try to replace a garage door spring yourself. A garage door spring when properly installed will be pre-loaded with a tremendous amount of tension. That tension could cause serious injury if it's accidentally released during installation. Installing a garage door spring also requires specialty tools to its best to always hire a professional.
 Can you replace individual garage door panels?
Replacing individual garage door panels is an inexpensive way to avoid having to replace and entire garage door. The only potential issue you may run into when you are replacing damaged garage door panels is locating an exact match. In many cases, you may find the correct replacement panel however it will not fully match the door due to weathering. Painting the entire door after installing the new panel will freshen up the door make it so you can't tell the panel was replaced.
 What is the standard size of a 2 car garage door?
The standard garage door size for a 2 car garage is 7 feet tall and 16 feet wide. This number can vary depending on the specific application.
 Can I design a custom garage door for my Minnesota home?
Affordable Doors Inc offers a custom garage door service to residents of Minnesota. If you are looking for a custom garage door for your home then give us a call today at 651 257-8731

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