4 Things to Know Before Buying a Garage Door

When buying a garage door, you expect it to last decades, maybe even a lifetime. So why wouldn’t you put in the time and effort necessary to make the best possible decision? Here 4 things to keep in mind before making your purchase:

  1. Get an ‘In-Person’ Quote. Every garage is a little different, and a knowledgeable salesman, like our staff at Affordable Garage Doors LLC, will check details like headroom and side clearance, opening shape and size, and suggest design decisions that would best fit your specific garage.
  2. Upgrade Your Insulation. If you’re planning to buy an insulated door because you want to save energy, it’s worth spending the extra little bit to upgrade your insulation. The insulating effectiveness of a garage door is its R-value. The larger the number, the better it insulates.
  3. Buy a New Opener at the Same Time. The same person who installs your new garage door can also install a new garage door opener. Replacing it along with the other door will probably save you money on labor.
  4. Choose Windows Wisely. Aside from making the door look more appealing, windows can supply much needed light to the interior area of the garage. For extra privacy and security, we recommend installing the glass in the top panel. Try to match the glass style to your homes windows, if possible.


Purchasing a garage door can be a big step in any homeowner’s journey. Choosing a company that will make the entire process easy is a must have. Here at Affordable Garage Doors LLC, we strive to give our customers easy, friendly, and fast service that they’ll rave about to their friends and family.

If you’re interested in purchasing a new garage door, call Affordable Garage Doors at 410-867-1112 to get an estimate and schedule a service appointment.

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AFFORDABLE GARAGE DOORS LLC wants your business! And we'll try to earn your business by listening to and answering your questions. We believe in giving our customers all of the information they need to be able to make an educated decision before spending their hard-earned money.


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, 4 Things to Know Before Buying a Garage Door
, 4 Things to Know Before Buying a Garage Door
, 4 Things to Know Before Buying a Garage Door
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