Installing a Basketball Hoop Over Your Garage Door – Will You Regret It?
Once your kids
reach a certain age, the basketball hoop laundry basket in their room probably
won’t be enough. When your kids push for an upgrade, should you install a
basketball hoop over the garage door? This location can seem like the ideal
place to install a hoop. However, the garage
door pros at Madden Door & Sons want
you to know why this decision may not be such a smashing success.
Drawbacks of Installing a Basketball Hoop Over Your Garage Door
Homeowner’s associations commonly ban the installation of a basketball
hoop over your garage doors for many reasons. With a garage door basketball
hoop, it is impossible to prevent the ball and players from hitting your garage
door and surrounding structures. Scuffs, dents, and broken glass from repeated
contact are likely, requiring frequent garage door repairs. Damage
to nearby aluminum and vinyl siding, outdoor lighting, gutters, and nearby
vehicles surrounding your home are also possible. Setting up a freestanding basketball
hoop on a pole at the side of the driveway is a better solution in most
situations. This allows you to easily move the hoop out of the way, or to a
neighbor’s when your kids outgrow it.
If You Must Install a Hoop Over Your Garage Door, Beef it Up
If you still feel like installing a basketball hoop over your garage door is the best solution for your family, reinforce your door. We recommend more durable plexiglass windows to prevent shattering and the need to replace garage door windows monthly. If your doors are already showing their age, consider upgrading them with steel garage doors, which are better suited to withstand the dents and scratches the repeated impacts of driveway sports bring. Learn more about our many steel door options. We also recommend the additional reinforcement of structural bars to prevent your doors caving inward from strong impacts.
Slam dunk damage? Repair your garage door after installing a basketball hoop.Contact Madden Door & Sons at 925-208-4907 for help restoring or upgrading the garage door on your Livermore, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Vallejo, Richmond, Moraga, Lafayette, or Berkeley home today.