Over time your old garage door may become out of date or creaky during use. In some situations, a large amount of damage requires you to upgrade. No matter your reason, be sure to pick the best garage door to suit your needs. There are a few different things that need to be considered, and should be taken into account. Be prepared to make the best decision for your needs, and help obtain the garage door that will suit your home and your style.



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The first thing that you and people visiting your home will notice is the style of your garage door. You must choose one that fits the look of your home, yet adds something unique that will be remembered by your visitors. Some of these styles may open in a different way as well. Be sure to choose the one that you like the best for the functions of your home. The main categories of garage doors are:


  • Single panel – rather than having multiple panes apart of the door, these roll up all as one piece. When parking in a driveway with this type of garage door, it is important not to wait too close, because the door swings outward before lifting up.
  • Roller doors – these are usual composed of corrugated steel. They are able to withstand strong impacts. These are in many cases used in more industrial situations rather than home situations because they cannot be properly insulated.
  • Sectional doors – these are the most popular for residential use. There are usually between six and eight panels that move up with the garage. For most situations, these garage doors work the best, making it easier to enter, and have some insulation from the outside air.


Choose the style you like depending on what you need from your garage door. Besides this, there are a few other features that need to be considered when choosing the right door for you.


The features


After you have chosen the basic style of your new garage door, there are a few additional features that must be considered. One of the most important of these is to decide if you want your garage door insulated, and what kind of insulation is needed. Roller doors won’t be able to give you very much insulation, so it is important to consider this before making a purchase.


For those who don’t just park their car in the garage but instead have a workshop, game room, or a number of other things inside this area, the insulation in the garage door is essential. This is the first line of defense you have against the outside elements. Choose one that is thick enough to keep you protected in the cold.


There are multiple things to consider when investing in a new garage door, each just as important as the last. Before making a final decision, weigh out all the options. You may find that a few simple changes will make a huge difference in your home. At A Plus Garage Doors, we can help you make the right decision for your home.


By +Cassie Costner