A garage door is an important investment. After all, it will be front-and-center on your home and will be securing your home, as well as your vehicle. Finding the right door for your home can be difficult considering all the options available to you. Between materials, sizes, and even the wide range of available garage door openers, you have a lot to choose from. But there’s no need to be intimidated–your trusted garage door professionals can help you choose and install the perfect garage door for your home. Here are 4 things to consider when making this decision.
The material for your garage door is a good place to start. Different materials require different levels of maintenance, and some may last longer than others. A very stylish garage door material, for example, is wood. This is very aesthetically appealing, and can even add value to your home, but will require a lot more maintenance than a steel or aluminum alternative. It’s important to figure out what you’re looking for in terms of garage door maintenance, style, and overall cost.
Since the garage door is a large part of your home’s exterior, it makes sense that the design would be important to you. For example, you probably don’t want a garage door that looks like it belongs on a totally different house. Luckily, there are a number of finishes, styles, and even hardware options to help you find (or customize) the perfect garage door for your unique home.
If your garage is attached to your home, insulation will be a huge factor to consider when choosing a garage door. After all, it’s a very large door that can have a very large impact on your energy costs. Pay attention to the R-value when shopping for garage doors–this is determined by thermal properties and will help you find the right level of insulation for your needs.
Finally, your budget will definitely be a factor in your choice of garage door. It’s important not only to choose an affordable material, but one that is cost-effective in the long run. For instance, while fiberglass makes for a very inexpensive garage door, aluminum or steel may be a far more cost-effective option due to the durability and low maintenance nature of the material.
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At First Choice Garage Doors, we’re proud to employ a team of highly experienced individuals who are prepared to assist with any job in Maryland, Delaware, Northern Virginia, and Southeastern PA. We install only the best manufacturers: Clopay, Wayne Dalton, Amarr, LiftMaster, Genie and more. To take the stress out of your project, we’ll arrive with the right tools to get the job done promptly and professionally. Our areas of expertise are Garage Door Repair, Installation, Replacement, Retrofit, Door Openers, and Accessories. If you’re interested in new garage doors for your home or business, call us at 410‐770‐9800, and be sure to visit our website. To stay up-to-date on the latest First Choice Garage Doors news, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, YouTube, and be sure to follow our blog.