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When Is the Best Time of Year to Replace My Garage Door?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jan 20, 2017 10:31:00 AM


Does your garage door need to be replaced? If so, it’s important to know when the best time of year is to schedule the installation. Some seasons are better than others for working conditions and material exposure. Plan ahead so your garage door can be installed under optimal conditions.



The winter is the worst time to have your garage door installed. While it’s possible to replace your garage in winter, the cold weather makes the process take longer than usual. Garage door companies also tend to be very busy with emergency calls during this season, so it can be difficult to get an appointment.



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While fall is a better time than winter to install a new garage door, it’s still not a great time. Many homeowners wait until the last minute before winter arrives to take care of problems with their garage door system. They start to panic as the temperature begins to drop, so it can be a hectic time for garage door technicians.



Summer is the second best time of the year for garage door installation. The heat and humidity, however, can make it uncomfortable for garage door technicians as well as negatively affect the materials. If your garage door installation takes place during the summer, it's best to choose a cool, dry time of the day.



Spring is the best time of the year to schedule this project! It’s usually still cool and dry outside in Iowa, so garage door installers can work comfortably; materials are safe when left exposed; and the garage opening can be safely left uncovered for several hours. Schedule your appointment ahead of time, and beat the rush that accompanies the warmer weather. Your new garage door will be ready to protect your home and valuables before the seasons when we experience more extreme weather and temperatures.


If you live in Des Moines or Central Iowa, call WD Door in Ankeny! We install and repair all types of garage doors for homes and businesses. We can give you a free quote on the price of the garage door you desire and set up an appointment to get the job done! If you’re looking for ideas and inspiration, check out our garage door gallery on our website or experiment with the Wayne Dalton Garage Door Design Center!






Topics: residential garage door installation

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