How to Find the Perfect Garage Door in North York
Most garage doors should last for about 20 years, which means this is more than likely the first time you have ever had to buy one. You probably have no idea where to start, or what you may need.
You might be buying a new garage door or opener because your previous door stopped working. Other people will buy a new door because they’re looking to use the garage as a home office, a man-cave, or a she-shed. Or maybe you’re simply looking to revamp your home’s exterior.
In any case, picking out the perfect door can be daunting if you have no idea what you’re looking for. Today we will show you how to find the perfect door for your home in the North York area and the rest of the GTA.
Start With Expert Advice… in Your Own Home
We like to start our customers with an in-home consultation. One of our garage door experts will come to your home so we can sit down and talk about your budget and your list of must-haves. We can also take the proper measurements right on the spot so we can give you an accurate and upfront quote.
It’s important to know that this consultation is completely free of charge and you are under absolutely no pressure to buy from us, on that day or at any point. We just like to help people and we can talk about garage doors all day.
You can also get one of these assessments from a big name retail store, but they will charge you for this visit. They will credit this charge back to you, if you buy from them. So, why not meet with the North York garage door experts completely free of charge?
Decide on Your Budget
Of course, one of your first questions will always be, “How much does a new door cost?” Well, it’s important to know that garage door pricing in North York and the rest of the area can vary. It’s largely dependent on what you need from your door.
If you’re looking at a simple new garage door, your prices can start at about $700.00. However, you need to ask a few key questions.
Do I Need an Insulated Garage Door?
If you’re going to spend any time in this garage, you should seriously consider an insulated garage door. If this space is going to act as a home office over the cold Canadian winters, this is a must.
An insulated garage door is exactly what it sounds like. It has a layer of insulation to keep the elements out and ensures you don’t have to use too much hydro to heat or cool your garage.
These doors can cost as little as $150.00 more than a non-insulated garage door.
Do I Need More Security?
Modern garage door opener technology goes way beyond opening and closing the door. Today’s Wi-Fi enabled garage doors can add a new level of convenience and security to your home.
You can open, close, and lock your door using your smartphone. This can come in very handy when you’ve left your home and can’t remember if you locked the garage door. Or, you can also use it to do things like remotely letting the dog-walker into the garage while you’re at work.
You can also get notifications sent to your smartphone for any activity involving your garage door. This means you will be notified when the kids get home safely, or if someone tries to gain unauthorized access to your garage door.
You can also gain a bit more security by taking the traditional garage door remote out of the equation. In recent years, we’ve seen a rise in home intruders taking advantage of people leaving their garage door openers in their cars, which thieves can use to gain total access to the home.
With a Wi-Fi enabled garage door opener, your garage door remote is now your phone, which is likely never more than an arm’s reach away.
Installation and Service
We also take pride in the level of service we offer during the installation process. Once you have the perfect garage door and garage door opener picked out, we ensure they are installed quickly and professionally. This is the level of service that has helped us win The Consumers Choice award 19 times.
This is definitely not a do-it-yourself job and installing a new door should always be left to the professionals.
After your installation, we will stay in touch and we can set up regular inspections and tune-ups to make sure everything is working in optimal order. A little bit of preventative maintenance can go a long way towards getting the longest possible life from a garage door.
Of course, we also stand behind every single door we sell with 24/7 emergency repair services if anything should go wrong.
This may include things like:
- The door is no longer responding to the remote or app
- The opener appears to be making new noises
- The door goes back up before lowering completely
- The door is no longer making a tight seal
It’s always best to call us at the first signs of trouble, so we can address a small issue before it becomes a big problem.
You can also rest assured knowing that our repair and service technicians are insured, courteous and dependable. They’re also not working on any sort of commission, so they will never sell you a product you don’t need, when a simple repair would fix the problem.
You Can Start Right Now
We hope you found this guide helpful. So, is it time for a new garage door or garage door opener? We can help you.
For the last 60 years, we have built our reputation based on trust and providing exceptional customer service. We’re proud that the Dodds name is synonymous with quality in the GTA.
How can we help you? Feel free to click the chat window below to ask us anything. Or you can call us at 1-877-503-6337.