Sure, you need to use your garage door all year long. However, if your door is in need of replacement, did you know that there is a right and a wrong time of the year to install a new door? Before you schedule a new garage door installation, learn about some of the factors that can help determine when it's best to replace your door.
For the most part, you want to wait to install the door until the temperature outside is relatively stable. In terms of high heat levels, increased temperatures and elevated humidity levels can alter the way some of the materials that support the door function, such as the track that houses the door.
During this type of weather, the track can actually swell, which can make it more challenging to remove the old door and replace the new door. On the other hand, in terms of cold temperatures, the colder weather can cause metal pieces that are already rusted to snap or break, even from the slightest bit of movement. Look for a time of year when the temperature is more stable, such as the spring.
If there is a period of the year when your family travels often, you don't want to schedule your new door installation around this time. A garage door installation is not typically a process that takes just a few short hours to complete. In fact, it's not unheard of for the project to last more than a day.
During the process, your door might not be 100% safe from an intruder, so it's important for someone to be home. If your family is gone, the installation process could leave your home vulnerable to a break-in.
Given the fact that the installation process can take more than one day to complete, you should also think about your local climate and choose a period of the year when the perception rates are low. Since the door might need to remain open during a portion of the installation process, the installer might need to leave some of the materials outside, and rain and snow can damage the materials.
Additionally, if the door must remain open for an extended period while the technician tightens the new springs, you don't have to worry about any rain or snow accumulating in your garage.
If you have concerns about when you should install your garage door, it's always best to speak with an installer. Not only will the installer help you pick the best time for the upgrade, but the professional will also be able to help you select the right door for your needs.