If You Need a New Garage Door, Consider These Things Before You Buy

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If You Need a New Garage Door, Consider These Things Before You Buy

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If you’re come across our blog we’re guessing, it’s because you’re in the market for a new garage door system. Maybe yours is getting up there in age and you want to replace it before it fails. Or, maybe you’re tired of having it repaired and you’ve decided that it makes more sense to replace it.

Either way, you’re in a place where you’re weighing the pros and cons of different garage door systems. With so many manufacturers, makes and models, it can be hard to sort the good from the bad and the ugly.

For this blog we wanted to cover some of the basics.

Your options are abundant

If you have a standard aluminum garage door that has three or more panels, and that works for you, it may be worth sticking with what you have. On the other hand, if you’re wanting to spruce up your home’s curb appeal, you have quite a few choices.

If you’re someone who likes to store a lot of things on the ceiling of your garage (aka: kayaks, snowboards, etc.) a barn-door / carriage-house garage door may be for you. With this type of system, the doors swing out, which makes it ideal for people who like to store things on the ceiling of their garage.  These types of doors will also give your home a very distinctive look, which can be quite advantageous if you plan on putting your home on the market in the next few years.

There are many materials to choose from

In years past, aluminum garage doors ruled the land. But today, there are any number of materials you can choose from, including but not limited to wood composite, wood, aluminum and steel. You’ll want to keep in mind that there are pros and cons associated with each type of material. Wood doors, for example will need to be properly maintained if you want them to last a long time. If ongoing maintenance isn’t your thing, a wooden garage door probably isn’t for you.

As such, a wooden composite door may be a good solution. They don’t need regular maintenance and they’re aesthetically pleasing. Wood composite garage doors are also built to last!

If you’re concerned about rust, be sure to ask your garage door installer about the benefits of a galvanized steel garage door. These doors are also dent resistant, which may be of value if you have kids who like to play basketball in the driveway.

Have questions? Call the garage door experts in Colorado Springs

If you’re on the fence about what type of garage door system to choose, call Above the Rest Garage Door Repair today. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you may have, and we can also provide you with several recommendations. If you decide you want to move forward with a replacement of the garage door at your Colorado Springs home, we’ll be sure to schedule a convenient time to have the work done.

Call us today at 719-499-0491 to get started. 

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