The 4 Most Important Things to Consider When Choosing a Garage Door
Finding the right garage door can be a challenge. It is a big investment. It is incredibly visible. It will often the be the first thing you and visitors see when driving up to your home. It is also a purchase that most people only have to make once or twice in their lifetime. As a result, you may not know the first thing about shopping for a new garage door.
Read on to find out the four most important things we suggest you look for when choosing a door. Then contact Dynamic Garage Door at 855-343-3667 for your quote.
- The design
- The material
- The insulation
- The price
It is not surprise that the appearance of your garage door should be a top priority. After all, your garage door is a part of the exterior of your home. The right door can have a huge impact on the curb appeal of your home. To find the right design, start by deciding on a style. Once you have picked that out, you will be able to choose the color, material, and even garage door hardware. We offer custom options for all garage door styles so be sure to contact us right away if you need ideas.
Choosing the right material will determine how long your garage door will last, how much maintenance it will require, and how secure it will make your home. Wood is one of the most desirable materials from a visual aspect, but they do take extra care. Fiberglass is a good choice for some but others do not like that they are not as durable as stronger materials. Steel and aluminum are two popular choices that may work for your needs.
There’s no question that energy costs are soaring and most homeowners are looking for ways to reduce their energy usage. Choosing a garage door with proper insulation is an important step if the garage door is directly attached to your home. Every garage door comes with an R-value, which dictates its thermal properties. The higher the R-value is, the more insulated it is, which not only reduces energy needs but also acts as a sound buffer.
We always recommend figuring out what you want in a garage door and the finding an option that meets those needs within a budget you can afford. If you do it the other way, and start with price, you may end up settling for something that does not meet your needs. Generally speaking, a garage door should be about 1% of the value of a home. This is just a rule of thumb that does not need to be followed but is a good place to start.
If you are ready to find out more about choosing the right garage door, or having a custom garage door made for your needs, then you are ready to call 855-343-3667 to talk to an associate at Dynamic Garage Door.