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How to Choose the Right Garage Door for Your Home

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Whether you bought or built your home, there are few installations that are as expensive and as critical as your garage door. In fact, regarding a garage door as an investment is quite accurate since it actually affects the value of your home and forms part of your home security system. It is therefore paramount that you make the right decision when choosing a garage door for your home.

There is a variety of styles of garage doors as well as a variety of materials used to make them.  For some homeowners, this may make it difficult to decide which one they would like. However, there are really only a few things you should consider when choosing a garage door.


It is important to decide beforehand how much you are willing to spend on the purchase and installation of your garage doors. This will help you to focus your attention on the types of garage doors that are within your budget and avoid spending more than you can afford on them. It is possible to find a good, modern, well-functioning garage door for less than $3,000, so there really is no need to break the bank.


How much space you have may determine the style of garage doors you can have. For instance, if you have a small garage, you need to make sure the door doesn't take up too much space. In this case, roller doors may be a good choice since they slide up and down and are housed above the door frame. Sectional doors are also a good choice if you have a small garage with a low ceiling since they lift up to the ceiling and take no extra space.


Modern day garage doors come with a lot of extra functions to make them more efficient. Most doors are automated and come with remote openers that can be used to open the doors from the comfort of your car. Some have automatic locking capabilities for added security, while others have infrared sensors that stop the door from moving if a child or your pet passes underneath the doors unnoticed. There are even silencers that can be installed to reduce the noise produced when opening and closing the doors.

With these and other options, you can choose any functionality based on your specific set of needs.


This is both for practical and aesthetic reasons. The material should match the style of your home as well as meet your security needs and be resistant to wear and tear resulting from extreme weather patterns.

For more information about the many options for garage doors, contact a local garage installation company.