Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 18
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Dfol Inexpensive for a reason
This door has caused me quite a bit of trouble. I wanted an inexpensive garage door for my alleyway garage as nothing stays pretty or nice very long if it is near the alley.
The good: It is inexpensive. If you are looking at this review you probably are looking for an inexpensive option for a garage door. Nothing fancy, just functional. This door is one of the least expensive around. It doesn't look too bad, the paint is consistent and design doesn't look "cheap."
The bad: This thing is fragile, which isn't what you want for something that is out in the elements, under spring tension, and motorized by a 1/2 hp motor. The hinges provided are made of some cheap steel, and I've replaced most of them with more sturdy aftermarket hinges. The doors themselves dent easily, as expected since it is just thin sheet metal. The worst part however is the fact that the main center brace that runs vertically up each panel, the backbone of the door, is literally glued on. I was unfortunate enough to have someone who went overboard with the glue but still not do a great job assemble my door. The glue gave way and the center beam on the top panel, the part that is connected to the track and motor by an arm, separated from the door. This caused the door to lose structural integrity, bending the panel every time the door opened or closed. It was quickly rendered unusable. See the pictures for details.
The ugly: the instructions seems generic, as though they give the same one with every model of door. On top of this, they seem to have a lot of parts that are unneeded, making installation more difficult. I work in a STEM field and flip houses but it still was a serious chore for me to install the doors.
In conclusion, avoid this garage door. It might cost you more to do so, but it will save you a lot of blood, sweat, and tears.
July 22, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by AAAAA123 Great Value for Average Homes
My house was built in 1983 and it was time for a new garage door.
I installed this myself with a buddy helping. The entire project took 6 hours.
We removed the old door and track first. Be careful the spring don't get you. Then we put this door in place, installed the new track, and used the separate track mounting kit, attached the existing door opener and WHAMMO. Beautiful new door.
Looks Great. Opens Smooth. 25 gauge steel is thick enough to do a good job.
Honestly it was a better door than i thought i would be getting for the value price. I attached pictures.
Don't forget to also purchase this "Garage Door Rear Track Hanger Kit" Store SKU# 235466
May 12, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYer Cheap
I understand that this garage door it the cheapest one that you can get. With that being said, I have 2 of these garage doors that were installed 5 years ago. We never had any issues until this year. the weather has been very cold, in the low 20s and teens. I only say this because I am not sure if the weather had anything to do with the door failing. I opened the first door and it opened fine. I went to shut it and it stopped. I thought that I hit something. So I stood in the garage and shut the door. By doing that I saw that the top panel of the door was bending and was split at the top. That also caused the metal support beam in the middle to come off. We had to release the opener to get the door to shut. The other door did not fail until about 2 weeks later. With that one, the door would not even open. I hit the button, heard a popping sound and knew what had happened. The metal came completely off the door. Like i said, it was cold so i am not sure if that had anything to do with it, but in my opinion, a garage door is made to with stand the cold. So if you are looking for a cheap door that is only going to last a couple years, this will do the trick. But if you want something that is going to last, go with something else. I would rather pay more for a better door upfront, then having to buy a new one every 5 years.
February 9, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by tdidymas Easy But Time-Consuming
When they say mark out 12 hours, they really mean 12 hours. Each door. I replaced 2 single doors, took me more than 24 hours total (including paint). Time-consuming and tedious tasks were: 1. Removal of old door rails (some nuts could not come off, had to drill out), 2. moving of rail hangers (not the same length as old rails), 3. Chipping away floor concrete where new rails did not fit in old rail slot (by about 1/4 inch), 4. Readjusting rail position because door hinge was ramming the nut on the sheave (I got the extention spring model, not the torsion spring). 5. I recommend measuring rail position from bottom (floor), because mine ended up with a gap from the floor at one end - better to have bottom even with the floor than to have doors exactly level. 6. Drilling and adding brace bars for the door opener - I used a single opener for the double-door system, since the old system used single opener - and figuring out how to mount; was fairly easy, but time-consuming since the instructions did not cover this (see picture). Everything else was fairly easy and straight-forward per instructions. I found out after installing the doors that if a hurricane comes our way again, will have to figure out additional bracing, since metal garage doors of this type have a high damage problem for high storm winds. Hope this helps your door replacement plans.
November 15, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by grumpyoldman cheap price cheap door
you get what you pay for and that is not much. i put this on a shed would not use on my house. does not include rear hangers or stops paper thin
April 14, 2015
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Razor1 I purchased this door because in the pic and 1 review it sounded good. However, there where parts missing which made the job much harder than it needed to be. Since I had to fabricate a flag bracket. The kit indicates all you need for a lock system is the keyed T handle which is not the case; be prepared to buy all the hardware. I have a good mechanical/ builder background. This would not be a good choice for a average person with little skills. I regret buying the door, all though it looks ok now, I could have spent a little more somewhere else and recieved a complete door kit.
April 17, 2011
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by jamommas garage door
Door looks nice and was fairly easy to install. The bottom brackets were not in the box as stated so had to use the ones off the old door. Had limited time to get the door installed and not time to make a trip to store to get brackets that should have been in the box to start with. Good price.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by brian Couldn't be easier
Putting a garage door together (the tracking) is like working on an erector set-so if you're not good at that kind of thing...hire someone to do it!
If you're fortunate, you can use you existing track (like I did). Unless the tracking so poor it's coming apart or if it looks damaged, there's no good reason you can't use what's there. Just use wise discretion on that.
Took about 6 hours without having to completely reinstall the new tracking. A good deal of my time was spent modifying the tracking for my incredibly low ceiling as well as my non-centered opener. Had to create a structure on the top of back of the door to be strong enough for the opener arm.
Other than that-it really was a snap...and looks great!
February 19, 2012