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How to Choose the Right Garage Door for Your Home

When making upgrades to your home, most people think about the interior first, but the garage is an important part of your home’s curb appeal and is a major focal point when people drive up. Updating and replacing your garage door is a terrific way to boost home value, and add aesthetic appeal. Click To Tweet

Choosing the Right Garage Door

There are so many different garage doors available on the market these days that garage door shopping can be daunting to those not sure what they are looking for. It is important to pick the right garage door for your needs. Here are some simple ways to help pick the best garage door for your home:

Garage Door Material

Your garage door is not just another door. It should not be looked at for only its functionality, but also its form. By changing your garage door, you change the look of your entire house. Garage doors are made from a variety of materials and the best one for you is dependent upon the climate you live in, as well as the style of your home. Here are a few popular materials used and the climates they work best in.

  • Metal – Steel doors are most commonly used. They are cost effective and typically low maintenance to keep. If you live in colder climates, make sure to get an insulated steel door, because they aren’t very good at insulating on their own. Steel doors are extremely durable, but don’t hold up well against dings and dents.
  • Wood – Wood garage doors are much better insulators compared to others on the list, but can be an investment (a wise one, however). They do have a bit more maintenance to them and need to be stained or painted every few years, but they add a nice custom look to your home that will add to your home’s value.
  • Fiberglass – If you live in an extreme climate (hot or cold), fiberglass might be the best option for you. It is extremely durable and is also a great insulator, as well. Fiberglass doors are also less likely to split or crack like wood doors and have little maintenance to worry about.
  • Vinyl – Vinyl doors are durable and hold up against bangs and dings and are cost effective. It is important to choose an insulated one to keep noise levels down. Vinyl doors are suitable for changing climates.

Garage Door Style

Once you’ve chosen your material, it is time to think about garage door style. You want to choose a style that fits with your house’s architecture. There are many options, from doors with windows, carriage doors, traditional style garage doors, or even doors with a contemporary flair. Make sure to discuss your ideas with your garage door company to decide which will be a perfect fit for your home.

Custom Garage Doors

Custom garage door design is another option that guarantees your garage door will be the perfect and right fit for your home. Working with a garage door company allows you custom doors and a customized look that will set your home apart.

Adding Value with A New Garage Door

Your garage door is one of the most prominent features of your home and it doesn’t deserve to be neglected. Give your home a new look and boost the value and curb appeal by choosing the right garage door for your home.
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