Are you considering getting a new garage door? If this is your first garage door installation, or it has been a while since your last installation, the process may seem overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. We’ve collected some of the most common garage door installation questions to share expert insight on the process.
Working with a reputable, full-service garage door company will make the process as smooth as possible, but it’s always wise to do your homework before diving into any home improvement project. Use this guide to learn all the must-know information about garage door installation.
Can I Install My Garage Door?
While it is theoretically possible to DIY a garage door installation, it is not a good idea. Installing a garage door can lead to injury and damage to your home. Garage doors weigh hundreds of pounds and require experienced installation and specialized tools. If you do any aspect of the installation wrong, your garage door will not work correctly. Installing your garage door yourself will also most likely void any warranty offers. We recommend saving your time and energy and trusting professional technicians to ensure safe, accurate installation.
Which Garage Door Brands Do You Offer?
At Halo Overhead Doors, we offer various high-end garage doors. Our selections come from leading manufacturers like Clopay®, Martin Doors, Wayne Dalton and AMARR®. When you shop with us, you’ll have a selection of the best garage doors in the industry.
What Types of Garage Doors Do You Carry?
To accommodate different design styles, needs and preferences, we carry multiple garage door types, including:
Faux wood doors
Carriage house-style doors
Can You Install Any Type of Garage Door?
Yes, our experts at Halo Overhead Doors can install any door. While we specialize in Clopay® door installation, we have experience with all garage door styles, brands and materials. So, no matter what door you choose, our team can safely and properly install it.
Does My Garage Door Come With a Warranty?
Your new garage door’s warranty will depend on the type of door and the manufacturer’s policy. To find your specific warranty, visit your manufacturer’s website. If you’re unsure of your door’s manufacturer, someone on our team can help identify it. Remember, a DIY installation will likely void any warranty.
In addition to your garage door’s warranty, you’ll also receive a one-year warranty for installation when you have your door professionally installed by Halo Overhead Doors. This warranty does not cover the product itself, just any issues related to the installation process.
What Glass Options Are Available for Glass Garage Doors?
Our aluminum garage door panel color options include:
Our glass panel options include:
Gray tinted glass
Bronze tinted glass
White laminate glass
Other color options or custom colors may also be available. Some glass doors can also be insulated or WindCode® compliant.
How Much Maintenance Will My Garage Door Require?
The maintenance required for your garage door will depend on a few factors, such as your garage door type, frequency of use and the weather in your area. However, one thing is for sure — maintenance keeps your door performing at optimal function and helps extend your garage door’s service life.
Garage door maintenance can range from basic cleaning to broken part replacement. You can tackle your garage door maintenance yourself, or book a professional maintenance service to ensure your garage door is in top shape.
Maintenance service from Halo Overhead Doors includes:
Clearing any debris or dirt on your door’s tracks, photo-eye sensors rollers or underneath your door
Identifying cracks or gaps in weatherstripping
Ensuring your garage door’s alignment and balance are correct
Testing to ensure your door opens and closes properly
Checking your garage door opener motor
Finding any broken or worn-out springs, cables or other parts
Verifying photo-eye sensors are performing correctly
Do You Offer Custom Design Services?
We can offer some forms of customization or personalization. However, some garage doors have more room for customization than others. With our interactive garage door design center, you can play around with various garage door designs and color options to find the perfect look for your home. Our extensive inventory can match or coordinate any home. If you have a specific request or requirement, reach out to us to discuss further options.
Why Should I Install a New Garage Door?
A new garage door provides many benefits to your home. Installing a new garage door should be a priority on your home improvement list for several reasons.
Enhanced curb appeal: A new garage door refreshes your home’s exterior. Completely redesign your exterior, or find a new garage door that coordinates with your home’s current look. Either way, your home will look beautifully put together and well-maintained.
Increased home value: A new garage door will increase your home’s value when you put it on the market. The beautiful design will be a selling point, and so will the high functionality and low maintenance that come with new appliances. Overall, a new garage door has one of the best ROIs for home improvement projects.
Better insulation: Your current garage door probably does not insulate your garage as well as it could. If your garage connects to your home, a lack of insulation can lead to costly energy bills. Keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter with proper insulation from a new garage door.
Improved functionality: If you have an older garage door, you’re more likely to run into issues. With a new garage door, you can always count on it to work properly. Also, new garage doors have added features you may be missing out on with your old door. For instance, some systems now allow your smartphone to act as a garage door opener.
Added security: Newer garage doors and garage door openers come with security and safety in mind. Newer doors are compatible with smart technology and wireless monitoring systems that alert you when your garage door opens or closes. This system also allows you to control your door from anywhere.
Reduced maintenance: As with any new product or appliance, less maintenance is necessary to keep it functioning properly and looking beautiful.
Can I Shop for Garage Doors in Person?
We understand the value of viewing potential garage doors in person. That’s why we have a showroom featuring our top garage door options. Stop in to chat with a professional and get an up-close look at different garage door styles, materials and colors. Shopping in person allows our team to understand your wants and needs so we can provide expert suggestions and advice on the right garage door for you.
Since we offer so many different garage doors, our showroom can’t hold all our offerings. However, we still have plenty of samples available for you to understand different materials and colors. An in-person visit can help you make an informed decision while shopping our more in-depth catalog online.
Drop by our showroom today to see what we have to offer. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Do You Offer WindCode® Garage Doors?
Yes, we do. As a Texas-based company, we understand the importance of keeping your home and family safe during unpredictable or extreme weather. You can feel well protected with our reliable, hurricane-resistant garage door offerings.
Clopay® designates a WindCode® rating for doors based on wind speed in miles per hour, home exposure and structural type. Our WindCode® garage doors comply with strict building codes to ensure safety even in severe winds. A secure, wind-resistant lock keeps your door securely in place during intense storms.
WindCode® garage doors can handle positive pressure, which is when wind blows against the door, and negative pressure, which is when wind pulls on the door. With our reinforced doors installed, your garage is ready to take on any weather you face.
How Do I Know Which Garage Door Is Right for My Home?
With so many excellent options, it can be hard to decide which garage door is the best fit for your home. We recommend starting by looking up inspiration pictures online, exploring the Clopay® online lookbook or taking a tour around your neighborhood to see what type of garage doors are popular in your area. Make a list of the things you like and dislike to narrow down your options.
If you still need help, our expert team is here for you. We have extensive industry experience to guide you in the right direction.
Do You Install Commercial Roll-Up Doors?
Our Halo Overhead Doors technicians install residential and commercial doors. Similar to our residential garage doors, we offer a wide variety of commercial overhead doors. From fire doors and roll-up doors to industrial doors and decorative doors, we have commercial doors perfect for any type of business. Popular businesses that benefit from our services include car dealerships, hotels, gyms and yoga studios, restaurants and retail stores.
Is Halo Overhead Doors a Clopay® Master Authorized Dealer?
At Halo Overhead Doors, we are proud to be the only Clopay® Master Authorized Dealer in Houston, which means we have exclusive offerings and the best garage door products in the area. Clopay® has a reputation for innovative designs, durable products and high-quality standards, so we are proud to offer these products to our customers.
Can I Finance My New Garage Door?
Yes, we offer several flexible financing options. We believe everyone deserves a high-quality garage door, and we’re here to help in any way we can. With 0% interest financing options, we’ll work with you to ensure you get your dream door. Contact us to learn more about our financing options or to start your buying journey with a free project estimate.
What Are the Benefits of Working With Halo Overhead Doors?
As a full-service garage door company, we have a lot to offer. Consider some of these benefits of working with us.
Large service area: Our service area includes Houston and the surrounding communities. Even if you live in a suburb that isn’t on our website, we can probably still help you with a garage door installation. Call us to see if our services are available near you.
Variety of products: With so many garage doors in our inventory, we can match any home or business. Some of our extensive inventory includes carriage house doors, classic aluminum doors, commercial roll-up doors, sectional doors, cedar doors, steel raised panel doors and more.
Range of services: In addition to installation, we can also help maintain or repair your garage door. Some issues we can resolve include crooked doors, slow-moving doors, stuck doors, broken doors and excessively loud doors.
Financing and warranty services: We offer 0% financing to help you get the garage door you love at an affordable price. We’ll also keep your door protected with our extended warranty offerings.
Large showroom: If you prefer to shop in person or talk to a specialist face-to-face, visit us at our impressive showroom. We have samples available to help you find the perfect garage door for your home. Our showroom is the best in the area, so stop by and see what we have to offer.
Excellent customer service: As a family-owned business, we take pride in connecting with our customers and building meaningful relationships. With us, you’re not just another customer — you’re part of the family. We’ll do everything we can to provide you with the best experience.
Contact Halo Overhead Doors for More Information
Do you still have questions about garage door installation or Halo Overhead Doors? We’re more than happy to answer any of your remaining questions. Stop into our showroom, contact us via our online contact form or give us a call at 713-224-3667 to speak to an expert. We look forward to serving you soon!
This was my 2nd experience with Houston Overhead Doors / Halo Doors and I could not have been more pleased. After a quick poll of family and neighbors I can confidently say the service and parts are priced quite reasonably. Also, there was not an attempt to sell me parts which I did not need (something which happened to a family member in the neighborhood). I would highly recommend the company and my service technician Jaime / "Jr." as he was very polite and super informative when I asked questions about the process of replacing the spring.
-Broken Garage Door Spring Replacement, Houston, TX