Are you in the market for new garage doors? Do you need to replace your Garage Door? If you haven’t looked at garage doors lately, prepare to be surprised.
The range of design and material options is endless, which means you can get a garage door that not only secures your home and enhances its curb appeal; it can improve its energy efficiency at the same time.
Please consider the following
Budget. Like everything, budget dictates options. Garage doors range in price from a few hundred to several thousand dollars depending on the size, materials and design you choose. Even if you have a low budget, you can still find a great looking door that is going to enhance the look of your home.
Design. Visit retailers and review manufacturer web sites to get a sense of the options available, but remember, what looks good on some house in a brochure may not be the right fit for your home. The garage door design you choose should complement your home’s architectural style, the shape and size of the windows and entry doors, and other general exterior details.
Clopay, a very prominent door company, offers the Door Imagination System, a web based app, to help you visualize what a new garage door will look like on your home. Check it out at www.clopaydoor.com/DIS/garage-door-imagination-system.aspx.
Insulation. Doors can be insulated or non-insulated. If your garage is attached to the house, choose an insulated door. This will significantly reduce utility bills – both in hot and cold weather. Also very important, an insulated door is especially important if there is a regularly occupied room above the garage. In addition to being more energy efficient, it will also help block out noise.
If you have a detached garage that will be used only to park the car, specify a less expensive, non-insulated door.
Lifestyle. If you have children or use the garage as a workshop, opt for an insulated, heavy gauge steel door that isn’t going to dent every time a basket ball or bike hits it. This type of door will also help keep the space a comfortable temperature.
Give us a call today, and a door specialist will be dispatched to discuss your needs and help you choose a perfect door for your home.