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Buying a new garage door involves several steps to ensure you select the right door for your needs, budget, and aesthetic preferences. Here's a step-by-step guide to help you through the process:
1. Measure Your Existing Door:
- Measure the width and height of your current garage door. Measure both the opening itself and the space around it, including the headroom (space above the door) and the side clearance.
2. Determine Your Budget:
- Decide how much you're willing to spend on a new garage door. Garage door prices can vary widely based on factors like material, style, insulation, and features.
3. Choose the Material:
- Garage doors come in various materials, including steel, aluminum, wood, fiberglass, and vinyl. Each material has its advantages and disadvantages, so choose one that suits your needs and aesthetic preferences. Material options: wood, steel, aluminum, fiberglass, and vinyl are the most common materials used for garage doors.
4. Select the Style:
- Consider the architectural style of your home and choose a garage door style that complements it. Styles include traditional, contemporary, carriage house, and more. This is an important step if you live in a community with an HOA. There are several styles of garage doors, including traditional raised panel, contemporary, carriage-house, and more.
- Decide if you need insulation for your garage door. Insulated doors are more energy-efficient and provide better temperature control if you use your garage as a living space or for storage. Insulated garage doors are more energy-efficient, and there are different levels of insulation available.
- Determine whether you want windows in your garage door. Windows can enhance the appearance of your garage door but may affect insulation and privacy. Some garage doors have windows, and there are various styles and designs of windows to choose from.
7. Choose a Design and Color:
- Pick a design and color that matches your home's exterior. Many manufacturers offer customization options.
8. Consider Security Features:
- Look for security features like reinforced panels and smart garage door openers with encryption and remote monitoring capabilities.
9. Select a Garage Door Opener:
- If your current garage door opener is old or incompatible with the new door, consider purchasing a new one. Make sure it can handle the weight and size of your chosen garage door. Garage doors can be manual or automatic, and there are various types of automatic garage door openers to choose from. We prefer to use Liftmaster garage door openers.
10. Find a Reputable Dealer or Retailer:
- Research local garage door dealers or retailers. Read reviews, ask for recommendations, and compare prices and warranties.
11. Get Quotes:
- Contact multiple dealers or retailers to get quotes for your selected garage door. Ensure the quotes include the cost of installation, hardware, and any additional services.
12. Check Warranty and Terms
Call or text us if you need any other help deciding or to schedule a free in home consultation for your new garage door.
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