Are you building a custom home, or getting ready to remodel an existing home? Garage doors are often a focal point of a home’s exterior. Garage doors are often the first part of your home guests and visitor see as they pull into your driveway. Garage doors can create a first impression of what’s to come with a home. There are several factors to consider when choosing a garage door. In this blog we are going to identify several of them for you.
The first thing we like to consider along with functionality and safety is curb appeal. An updated and upgraded garage door has a high ROI when it comes to home remodel projects, and it instantly gives your existing home a beautiful exterior makeover. An upgraded garage door will enhance the look of your home, and help your house to look fantastic from the outside. In some cases garage doors can take up to as much as forty percent of a home’s exterior front surface.
Second, what style and design best compliments the architecture of your home? Identify the style of your house. Is your architecture style modern, classic, craftsman, contemporary or farmhouse? You need to decide if you like windows, or glass in the garage door. Is hardware a feature you would like to add? To help you with this step you can download the app DoorView by Overhead Door. This app allows you to take a photo of your home, and drag and drop different garage door styles onto your home. It’s an amazing garage door visualizer app.
Third we encourage you to really vet the company you decide to work with. Look for an established company with a great reputation in your community. Make sure the product they are selling you is a quality garage door. The Overhead Door brand just celebrated 100 years in the garage door industry. That speaks volume about Overhead Door brand products. Visit showrooms, talk to the staff, and make sure you are getting apples to apples comparisons on quotes. A steel back insulated garage door is very different than a door with an insulation kit. We encourage you to do your research when it comes to products, and ask lots of questions.
Consider the climate in which you live. Some garage doors are better suited for certain areas depending on weather, temperature, and climate patterns. Make sure you know the R-Value of insulation, the material the door is made of and how thick or thin the glass will be. Do you have a home that gets hours of sun or is it in a cool shady part of the property. A good sales person will be able to advise you on the type of garage door that will work best for you climate and environment.
Most people have their garage door your years. Sometimes even several decades. It’s not always best to go with the cheapest price. This is the largest moving component on your home. You want it to look well, operate safely and provide the best services for your home’s needs. If you are in the Greater Sacramento area we always offer free estimates on new garage doors, and we are happy to answer any questions you may have. Best of luck of your garage door shopping. We hope to see you in our showroom.
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