Your garage door is past its best and it's time to invest in a new model. But what exactly should you be looking for in a garage door?
These days, there are so many different styles and materials to choose from that it can be a little bit overwhelming.
To make your decision a little easier, we've come up with, what we think are, the four most important factors you should consider when shopping for a new garage door.
Garages, especially adjoining ones, take up a significant amount of your home's façade, and the wrong choice could really stick out like a sore thumb. You should be looking for a door that fits with your home's style.
If, like many people, you spend a lot of time in your garage, or if your garage door is the main point of entry to your home, you really need to buy a door with sufficient insulation and proper weather-seals.
Unless you particularly like having to work on the upkeep of your garage door, re-sanding and re-staining it every two years, or having to paint it regularly, you probably want to invest in a low maintenance door.
While wooden doors are extremely attractive, they require a lot more maintenance than galvanized steel metal garage doors that come with baked on paint-exteriors and that can resist temperature fluctuations.
Nowadays, thanks to technological advances, most garage door manufactures have tools on their websites where you can "try before you buy".
You can either simply design a garage door according to the size you need, selecting different models and adding in windows. Or, you can select a photo of a home similar to yours, or even better, upload a photo of your home, and select your preferred model and accessories.
Once you've finished designing, you can download the image to your computer and share it with friends and family.
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