How to Choose the Best Garage Door for Your Home

As much as you might love your home, there’s always going to be some small changes that could make it even more perfect. Perhaps you feel like the entry to your home could use an update? Upgrading your home with a new garage door can go a long way in making your house feel brand new and exciting. 

With so many options and designs available, you may find it somewhat difficult to know exactly what you’re looking for when choosing the right door for your garage. Let’s take a look at a few things to consider when taking on this task.

What to Look for in a Garage Door

While there are many factors to consider when looking for a new garage door, there are a few things you should always keep an eye out for. First, make sure it’s going to be safe for your home and family. This includes a number of different factors, including the weight of the door, the type of hardware, security features, and more. Garage service specialists worth their salt should be able to go over all of this with you.

Material and Style Options

Additionally, and much more fun, you’ll want to make sure that your garage door is the right fit for your home’s style and décor. You’ll want to consider the material, color, and finish of your garage door. Garage doors come in a wide range of finishes, including wood, steel, fiberglass, and aluminum, among others.

The type of material you choose will depend on a number of factors, including your budget, the look you’re going for, and the climate in your area. Wood tends to be a classically popular choice, but steel and fiberglass have their benefits as well.

Style-wise things can get a little tricky, especially when replacing an old garage door with a new one. Sectional overhead doors tend to be the most popular in neighborhoods across the country, but carriage style hinged doors can give your house a classic look that’s pretty hard to emulate otherwise.

Refitting an old garage installation for a new style can definitely increase your budget, but it’s definitely possible and should be kept in mind if you find a door you fall in love with.

Find the Right Size for Your Home

Make sure to have accurate measurements of your old garage door before getting too invested in replacing it with any specific new door. There can be odd variants to its size depending on its age, or especially if it was a custom job. When measuring you’ll want to make sure to include the width of its track and its height, including the height of the door when it’s fully open. 

Get a Quote from The Experts

A professional garage door service company can go along way in helping you narrow down your search. They’ll have a large catalogue to go through and might have ideas in mind that you wouldn’t have thought of otherwise. They can also help you find a way to fit your perfect style and design into a budget that’ll work.

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