Posted by: admin on January 9, 2016
Whether we’re buying a new house or a cup of coffee, the universal fact is that we all love getting a great deal!

But there are times where instead of “getting more for less”, we end up “less and less” – because the product or service we paid for didn’t live up to expectations, or in many cases, just flat-out didn’t work. And so, we invariably end up paying more than if we had just bought a quality item in the first place. And to add insult to injury, we’re frustrated and stressed out by the ordeal, too!

The reason we bring this up, is because there are some “ultra cheap” garage doors available in the marketplace, which are NOT good deals. Yes, they have an attractive price tag. But within a few years – or even sooner – you can expect the following costly problems to emerge:

The torsion spring needs to be replaced.
The door cable needs to be reinstalled or replaced.
The garage door “drags” when opening and closing because of cheap nylon rollers.
The paint starts to chip and fade.
Air drafts in and out of the garage, which increases utility bills.

Furthermore – and even more importantly – is that ultra cheap garage doors can put safety and property at risk. For example, as noted above the door cable on these kinds of garage doors almost always come undone or need replacing within a few years. This can damage other components of the garage door system.

Plus, the door itself may be stuck open – which is exactly what burglars are looking for (why bother trying to pick a lock when you can just walk in and walk out?). And if the door is stuck open during the winter, then it could freeze in that position.

The Bottom Line
There is absolutely nothing wrong with searching for value, and striving to get a great deal on a new garage door. What’s more, much like new cars, different types of garage doors have various price positions – and so you can choose the model that fits your budget.

However, to protect your investment, safety, property, and peace of mind, we urge you steer clear of ultra cheap garage doors that have “too good to be true” prices. As they say: you get what you pay for. And when it comes to these kinds of kinds of garage doors, what you’ll be paying for – within a few years if not sooner – are hundreds and thousands of dollars in unexpected and unwelcome repair and replacement bills.

Learn More
To learn more about getting a quality, reliable and warranty-backed garage door that fits your budget, contact the team here at Atlas Overhead Doors today. We’ll open your eyes to very affordable models and possibilities that will make your purchase rewarding, rather than regrettable.

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