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#235928 10-May-2018 09:29
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We are considering an insulated garage door as our garage and basement is very draughty due to the old tilt style door we currently have which has a gap right around the edge.

 

It's larger than a single but not as wide as a double, at about 3.5m wide, 2.1m high.

 

We've had two quotes, one $4,600 inc GST and one $4,500 inc GST. Seems expensive based on conversations with people who have got them for around $3,500.

 

Can anyone in Wellington recommend a garage door company? keen to shop around a bit more.

 

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  #2013115 10-May-2018 09:33
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Wouldn't it be better to seal the door to the house? a garage should breathe so if you put your car in wet it will dry.





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  #2013142 10-May-2018 10:09
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MikeB4:

Wouldn't it be better to seal the door to the house? a garage should breathe so if you put your car in wet it will dry.



That's something we're considering too, I'm going to insulate the wall between garage and rumpus this weekend and see what impact it has.

 
 
 
 


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  #2013144 10-May-2018 10:17
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Sounds a little bit expensive - but might not be.  You're probably best to talk to the big players, Dominator, Windsor etc.  If that's who you've already spoken with, then I expect as those prices are only $100 different, that's probably a guide that the quotes are in the ballpark of what it should cost.

 

It's possible more work is needed than just ripping the old door out and putting the new one in. (work on jambs, how / where to fix the tracks etc).

 

In a basement situation, it's common for there to be not enough headroom above the top of the door for the standard tracks to work, there's probably additional cost to set up a low-headroom track system, and as well as extra material cost they probably allow a bit more labour cost as they probably expect it'll not be straightforward to set up.   

 

You might be able to save some money if you DIY remove and dump the old door (free to dump at recycling, possibly even worth a few dollars at a metal recycler if it's an aluminium door), and if the old door has an auto opener, then that should probably be able to be used with the sectional door even though the supplier may prefer if they install a new auto unit.


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  #2013174 10-May-2018 10:23
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MileHighKiwi:
MikeB4:

 

Wouldn't it be better to seal the door to the house? a garage should breathe so if you put your car in wet it will dry.

 



That's something we're considering too, I'm going to insulate the wall between garage and rumpus this weekend and see what impact it has.

 

Ahh, yip that will make a huge difference, If you have draught issues then look at also lining the wall with housewrap once you fix the insulation....


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  #2013219 10-May-2018 10:48
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We replaced our garage door with a insulated one (garage ceiling and walls were already insulated) and it made a noticeable difference to the rooms above and next to the garage. 

 

Prior to that the garage was an oven in summer and cold in winter and heat leaked through the walls and ceiling despite the insulation.





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  #2013229 10-May-2018 10:55
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There's actually a free bonus from having an insulated garage door in an otherwise reasonably well insulated garage.  Even if you drive a wet car in, so long as it's up to normal operating temperature there's a hell of a lot of retained heat in the engine etc, they take a long time to cool down. If your workshop or "man cave" is in the garage, park your car in there after work in winter, the workshop will probably be warm enough to work in for hours, and the car probably dries faster (and stays cleaner) in warm air than in a usual dusty/drafty garage, and the heating is effectively free.  Carpeting the garage floor seems to be a "thing" as well these days, though probably not if you've got a Harley or some other vehicle where the oil pours out of leaks about as fast as you can pour it in.

 

 


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  #2013238 10-May-2018 11:08
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We have a fridge freezer in our garage, seems to keep it tolerably warm in winter.

 

Being sealed our garage does get a little damp as others have suggested form moisture tracked in on cars and also aquatic sports gear too ...  I have to keep CRC on some of the tools in the tool chest to prevent rust





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