Considering Buying a New Garage Door for your Colorado Springs Home? Read This First

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If you’ve stumbled across this blog (welcome, by the way) we’re guessing it’s because you’re in the market for a new garage door. Although buying a new garage door isn’t something that most people look forward to, if you’re wanting to update the exterior of your home, this is a fantastic opportunity to do just that.

Below are just a few things you’ll want to consider before you make a purchase.


Fun fact: the average garage door takes up as much as 20 percent of the front of your house, and, not surprisingly, savvy homeowners in Colorado Springs want to make sure their garage door is both aesthetically pleasing and functional.

Here’s another fact: the average cost to replace a garage door in the United States is $2,300, however, most homeowners find that when they sell their home, they recoup more than 85 percent of that cost.

You have more than a few options

Now that we’ve covered the statistics, you should know that you have quite a few garage door models to consider.

If you’re wanting a garage door that swings out (like a barn door), this is known as a carriage-house garage door. It’s ideal for people who ware wanting to keep the ceiling of the garage clear (ie: you prefer to store your skis, snowboards and other types of things up there, so having a roll-up garage door won’t work.) This type of door is quite distinctive, so if you’re wanting to install something that will help differentiate your home from some of the other houses on your block, this may be an excellent choice.

Another popular option is the standard, roll-up garage door. This type of door consists of linked sections, and the garage door installation company will need to install tracks. If you have a garage that has very high walls or cathedral ceilings, you’ll need to purchase tracks that are specifically designed for those types of entryways.

Many types of materials

When you’re shopping for a new garage door in Colorado Springs you should know that doors come in many shapes, sizes and materials.

For example, you could choose a door that’s made steel, aluminum, wood composite or wood, just to name a few.

If you’re interested in learning more about a wooden garage door system, or you’d like to know more about the pros and cons of different types of garage door materials, the experts at Above the Rest Garage Door Repair are here to help.

When you call our company, you’ll be working with a locally owned and operated service provider that has nearly three decades of industry experience.

For more information on a new garage door installation or to schedule a time for one of our technicians to come to your home to help you better understand your options, call Above the Rest Garage Door Repair today at 719-499-0491.

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