Austin Garage Doors: The Surprising Truth About the Cost Over 10 Years

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Austin Garage Doors: The Surprising Truth About the Cost Over 10 Years

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Our friends at Martin Garage Door’s recent post inspired us to give the scoop on the real cost of a new Austin Garage Door over the course of 10 years. The truth may surprise you.

Remember the old saying that if it seems too good to be true then it probably is? That saying also works when it comes to purchasing a new garage door. Just because a new Austin garage door is easy on the pocketbook upon first purchase, doesn’t mean that it’s actually the most cost effective choice in the long run.

We’ve seen it happen time-and-time again, Austinites believing they are getting the best deal with a cheap garage door, and then those same people ending up spending way more over the course of 10 years with the cost of high maintenance and replacement costs.

Let’s put it into perspective with some facts:

  • The cable on many garage doors comes off ridiculously easily, even within the first 10 years. When this happens the door no longer works, forcing the owner to pay to have it fixed. The cost of this is usually around $400 total, with rollers around $200 and another $200 for other hardware.
  • The torsion spring on most cheap garage doors is only expected to last a whooping 3-4 years! The average cost to fix just that part alone runs from $200- $400. In a 10-year span its possible to spend over $1,000, having to fix it several times.
  • The paint on cheap garage doors is not made to last. If you end up wanting to remedy that junky look then its around $200 to fix, and triple that for wood doors.

That means that doing it right the first time can save you over $1,000 in the first 5 years of your purchase. The cheap choice at the beginning isn’t always the most affordable option in the long run.

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Here at Capital City Garage Door, we believe in preventing all of the pesky costs down the road for our customers, which is why Martin Garage Doors are our preferred partner. Martin gets it right with sturdy cables, long-lasting torsion springs and a dependable paint job.

We are a proud Austin carrier of Martin Garage Doors and will gladly answer any questions you may have about installation, repairs and maintenance.

Contact us for a free quote today!

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