How to Choose a Garage Door
A garage door is something many of us don’t think about until it’s broken or needs to be replaced. If you’ve decided to replace your existing garage door, we have some tips on how to choose a garage door that’s right for you and your home.
The variety of new garage doors today is seemingly endless. The vast array of colors and styles can seem overwhelming. But if you keep a few things in mind, you’ll be able to select a new garage door that will last for years to come, and will enhance your home’s curb appeal.
- Select a door made of the material that fits your lifestyle. Many older garage doors are made of wood, and require regular staining or painting. There are new garage doors made of wood such as mahogany and cedar as well. Steel garage doors are durable and easy to maintain. Steel garage doors have an embossed wood look and come in a huge variety of colors. Aluminum doors are another option. Ask us about some of the pros and cons of each type.
- Choose a style that will enhance your home’s curb appeal. Whether you have a front entry or side entry garage, your garage door attracts attention. No matter your style preferences or budget, we have garage doors that will enhance the beauty of your home. There are three distinct styles of garage doors today. Traditional, Carriage House and Contemporary. The traditional style coordinates with most of today’s homes, and can come with windows or without. Carriage House garage doors replicate the style of the old carriage houses. The doors look like they swing open rather than open up overhead. Contemporary garage doors have a sleek, modern look, and are not suitable for every house, as they would stick out like a sore thumb on a more classic style home. Made of aluminum and glass, contemporary garage doors feature sleek, modern styling that let the light shine in. Choosing a new garage door that coordinates with your home’s architectural style is essential, and easy to do, with styles and colors to match any home.
- Select the garage door color that will complement your home. A wide variety of colors are available, and steel garage door paint is specially formulated to withstand the elements and hold up for years to come. Consider coordinating the color of your garage door with your home’s trim, roofing, siding and shutters.
- Choose the construction and energy efficiency features you need, and that fall within your budget. Steel garage doors come in several different construction types, from single layer to fully insulated garage doors. Insulated garage doors are an especially good idea if you use your garage as additional living space.
We are factory authorized dealers of Clopay garage doors and LiftMaster garage door openers, and highly recommend their quality products. Call or contact us today to find out why we are the most trusted garage door company in the Annapolis area. We proudly offer affordable garage door repair and garage door installation services to Calvert County and Anne Arundel County residents.