Lowes garage door seals are designed to keep you and your belongings safe, but they can also cost $29 to install.
That’s a lot of money if you’re new to the process.
The key to a good garage door is to understand the process and know what you’re getting into, said Dan Mabry, vice president of product management for Lowe’s.
Mabrys garage door sealing products come in different thicknesses, so if you need to install a thinner one, Mabries suggests you check the manufacturer’s instructions.
“If you’re just getting started, the thicker sealer should be cheaper, but if you’ve got more experience, we would recommend the thicker,” he said.
Lowes offers a couple different ways to get garage door and window sealers, but Mabers advice is to start with the thinner sealer.
“The thicker the better,” he explained.
“Then if you can get the door and you want a thicker one, go for it.”
If you’re ready to upgrade, the higher-end sealers offer a bit more protection and longer life span.
If you want to save money, Mavril, the leading garage door installer, offers a three-step process for installing your garage door.
First, you have to find the right garage door for you.
You can use your garage’s lift or lift-in window, but there are also a few different ways you can use a garage door that you can check online or in your local hardware store.
After choosing your garage, you’ll want to check out its specifications to find out how much money you’ll save on your garage doors.
Mavrils recommendations are based on a three year warranty and a two-year warranty, but you should look at the actual lifetime cost of the garage door before buying.
To find out the warranty period, Mavares website lists the warranty term, which will be three years if the door is the first-generation and three years for any subsequent upgrades.
Mavaries website also lists warranty periods for new and used garage door parts, which can help you make a better decision.
For instance, Mivrzak says you can expect a two year warranty on the first door, but it only covers the doors for 30 days after installation.
That means you won’t get a replacement after that period, and the replacement door won’t be as strong as the first.
After checking out Mavaors warranty, Movra also suggests you look at your home’s electrical system.
You should ask yourself if you want an installed garage door or window sealer in your home that’s installed to last.
For a home with a weak electrical system, you may want to consider a garage sealer, said Mavrzaks.
“I’ve seen a lot worse stuff out there,” he added.
If all else fails, you can call a licensed electrical contractor who can do the job for you if you don’t want to deal with a manufacturer.
You might also consider getting a professional installer to make sure the door seals won’t come apart.