As we head further into 2022, you may be taking on new adventures in your life. Maybe you are building a brand new house! Or you might be renovating your current home or giving it some much-needed upgrades. Whatever it may be, if you are reading this, it likely means that you are on the hunt for a new garage door! When it comes to garage doors, there is such an array of available options that it can be hard to choose from. Before picking one out, here is what to consider when buying a garage door in 2022.
How much does it cost?
Before determining anything else, you should critically think about how much you are willing and able to spend on a garage door. Garage doors can run as low as a couple of hundred dollars and go as high as ten thousand dollars. So, take a moment to analyze your budget before jumping in. Also, remember that you need to include installation fees along with the price of the door and its components.
Where are you going to put it?
If you have a new home build, you can determine where your garage door is placed when you design your foundation. However, if you are simply replacing your door, it already has its spot. Either way, ask yourself this:
Is your garage door going to be placed front and center, or will it be around the back where no one can see it?
If the door is hidden out of sight from the main road, simplicity will likely be the best option. However, if you want to make a statement with your garage door, you will want to carefully consider the style, material, and features so that it meshes well with your home design and the neighborhood you live in.
What type of garage door do you want?
When choosing a type of garage door, there are six main styles available: sectional, roll-up, slide-to-side, side-hinged, tilt-up, and tilt-up retractable. The type of door that is best for you depends on your ceiling, wall, and driveway proportions and functionality. We recommend speaking with a garage door specialist to narrow down your available options and determine which option is the best fit for you.
What type of material do you want the door made of?
There are many choices for garage door materials, including wood, aluminum, steel, and vinyl. Each material has different benefits and disadvantages: price, durability, insulation, noise, maintenance costs, and features. By consulting with a garage door specialist, you can determine what material is best for your budget, needs, and wants.
There’s so much more to choose from when selecting a garage door than simply picking one out at random. You will need to consider whether you want insulation, windows, and locks included as well.
If you are storing sensitive materials or tools in your garage, buying a garage door with insulation is highly advised. Insulated doors help regulate the temperature inside the garage so that it doesn’t get too hot or cool.
Adding windows can increase the overall aesthetic of your garage door and home design, as well as increase the availability of natural light inside the garage. There are a vast number of windows styles available, but we recommend frosted windows as they increase the security of your garage.
Lastly, the door itself is just one piece of the puzzle. You will also need components, including door openers, rollers, and springs. We recommend investing in high-quality products; they may be more expensive initially, but they will pay for themselves in the long run. There is also some great tech available; make sure to ask us about it!
Are you preparing to install a garage door? Reach out to your local garage door installation specialist for a consultation and a quote today!