Having a garage door installed is a complicated upgrade for any home to go through. Due to this complexity, there are some fallacies that people assume are true about these devices.

Myth: Garage Doors Are Extremely Dangerous

It can be fairly common for homeowners to hesitate about installing a garage door system as a result of fears about injuries and damages occurring due to the door. While it is true that older model of garage door systems have few safety features, the same can not be said for modern units. New garage doors are equipped with a variety of safety sensors to ensure that the path is clear. In the event that an object moves into the path of the garage door, these sensors will reverse the door so as to prevent injury or damages from occurring. One of the key safety features of these doors will be laser sensors along the base of the system. To ensure that this part of the safety system functions, you will need to keep these components clean as dust can inhibit their ability to accurately determined whether an object is in the path of the garage door.

Myth: A Garage Door Will Be Loud Enough To Disturb Life In Your Home

For many homeowners, preventing unwanted noises from entering the house can be an important objective. This can be particularly true of those with small children or individuals that work at unusual hours. While a garage door will make some noise, there are steps that you can take to greatly reduce the risk of disruptive sounds making it into your house. Many garage door systems are designed with noise suppressing features in place. These features can include insulation around the motor as well as a specially designed sound suppressing track and wheel system. Another option for reducing the noise that makes it into the home is to upgrade the insulation in the garage walls as this will help to absorb these sound waves before they penetrate into your home's living areas.

Myth: Adding A Garage Door Will Reduce The Energy Efficiency Of Your Home

Heating and cooling expenses are likely among the largest factors of your utility costs. Homeowners might be concerned about a garage door system reducing the energy efficiency of the home because they may think that these doors will allow cold or hot air into the garage even when they are closed. Yet, insulated garage doors are able to dramatically reduce any heat gain or loss. Additionally, layers of weatherstripping are installed along any hinges in the door to prevent drafts from forming. Due to these features, you will find that the energy efficiency effects of adding a garage door to your home are fairly negligible.