7 Frequently Asked Questions about

Overhead Doors

Do you give free estimates?

We are happy to give free estimates for sales of doors and openers.  Because service and repair work involves a site inspection by a qualified technician, we may charge a minimum service fee to diagnose equipment problems.


What measurements do I need to know to order a new door?

  • Width of the opening from jamb to jamb.
  • Height of the opening from the floor to the bottom of the header.
  • Headroom from the top of the opening to the ceiling or first obstruction.

How much does a garage door cost? 

Garage door pricing will vary according to size, strength, level of customized design, insulation value, etc. Our experienced sales staff is trained to provide you with the information you need to find the right door for your home.


Should I use a professional installer?

Garage doors are the largest moving objects in your home and business.  Installation of garage doors is highly technical.  Springs can be particularly dangerous and proper installation is critical to the performance of your door and the safety of those that use it.  RichesonDoors’ professional technicians can typically install a door in only a few hours and are careful to make sure all safety requirements are met.  A professional installation will save you time and guarantee the your door performs safely and effectively.


What are the benefits of a steel door vs. a wood door?

Steel doors offer a number of benefits including the following:

  • Steel doors are low maintenance
  • Steel doors have longer warranties then wood doors.
  • Insulated steel doors are far more energy efficient than wood.

Do I need an insulated door?

A garage door opening is a very large hole in your garage.  Insulated doors will help reduce the amount of outside temperature that enters your garage, thus keeping it more comfortable for you. This is important for a number of reasons:

  1. If your garage is attached to your home, any air in the garage could travel through the doorway to your living area.
  2. If you use your garage as a workshop, your comfort will be a top priority.
  3. If your garage is below another room in your home, air can travel through the ceiling of the garage into the floor above. An insulated door will keep temperatures in the garage fairly stable to reduce the temperature fluctuation in the room.
  4. An insulated door is generally quieter and has a more attractive interior than an uninsulated door.

What happens to my old door?

Another advantage of a professional installation is the removal and disposal of your old door.