So if you have a loved one dealing with the annoyance of a garage door that doesn’t function properly, consider giving a gift that will last for years, get used multiple times a day, increase the livability and value of their home, and solve a bedeviling problem. In addition to these practical considerations, there are also aesthetic reasons for giving a garage door. This highly memorable gift really packs a one-two punch, keeping loved ones coming and going freely, and also upgrading the curb appeal and entire character of someone’s home.
But if you want to be the Christmas hero this year and have your giftee think of you every time they drive up to their home, it will require some advance planning.
Garage door installation can actually be done in about 4 hours, start to finish, but the door should be ordered and chosen well in advance. The best bet is to call a small company, get the owner on board with the plan, and go from there. Allow up to 4-6 weeks for special order doors, especially with features such as glass, insulation, and carriage style aesthetic. Remember, often times garage door companies are running a skeleton staff during the holidays because employees also want to take part in the festivities of the season. Also, the winter/cold weather is prime time for emergency repairs such as torsion spring replacement, further taxing busy garage door technicians.
If you don’t have 4-6 weeks before Christmas, you can still give a wonderful garage door to your recipient by arranging for installation after the holidays.
Buying a garage door is a great group gift! You’ll want to check with friends and family of the recipient to see who wants to be a part of this generous gesture and secure firm commitments, and ideally gather financial contributions in advance to make sure you know exactly how much you have to spend. Luckily, the holiday season offers a multitude of gathering opportunities where discussions can take place.
Always check your local garage door company’s website for holiday specific coupons before making a gift purchase. You should always ask separately via phone about holiday specific deals before buying a garage door. Also, consider buying in-stock or leftover items for additional savings.
‘Tis the season for the original and highly memorable gift of a garage door, with many budget-friendly options. But don’t wait – call your local Garage Door Guru today!