Garage Doors are built to last, that’s why when it comes to replacing it’s usually a once in a lifetime purchase. We’ve put together this step by step guide to help you through the process of buying a new garage door.
1. Start by Choosing the style
Garage Doors can account for up to 30% of the exterior of your home that is visible from the kerbside and the condition and style of the door has a great influence over the overall appearance. When looking for a new garage door you should also consider what the garage is used for, if it is used as a playroom or workshop it is possible to have an insulated door to provide some protection from the elements.
Determine what garage door style best suits your home and your taste. Remember even if your are replacing an existing door there is a much wider choice of designs than ever before from modern horizontal styles in various paint and woodgrain finishes, Classical Georgian designs to more traditional designs. Windows are another way to add style and your own personal touch to a garage door. Browse through the pages of this site or request further literature to help you choose the best style for your home.
2. Choose a Material
Whether you want the natural beauty of wood, the durability, low maintenance and affordability of steel, the sheer indestructibility and light weight construction of ABS or the beauty and maintenance free benefits of GRP most styles are now available in a wide choice of materials.
3. Choosing a Gear Type
Although the style and material will be the main factors when deciding on the garage door its worth considering the gear type:-