Choosing Your New Garage Door
Choosing the right garage door can be a tough decision.
From style to color to construction, there are so many decisions to make. At A1 Garage, we’re here to help guide you toward the garage door that’s the best fit for your home!
How Much Does a New Garage Door Cost?
There are five things to consider when budgeting for a new garage door:
Choosing Your New Garage Door Manufacturers
Amarr Garage Doors
As one of the world’s leading garage door brands, Amarr manufactures high-quality, durable, and safe door access systems.
Plus, this premier provider offers a wide selection of styles and price options to meet your needs!
Elevate the image of your home with the new Amarr Diamond Weave* garage door pattern. This innovative design transforms the actual texture finish of the door to add a sleek modern look.
*Slated for release in the third quarter of 2021
Clopay Garage Doors
Over the last few years, Clopay has led the way by bringing new colors, designs, and product lines to the market.
Here are the newest and most popular options available:
Clopay’s faux wood product line, Canyon Ridge is made from a polyurethane that is molded to create the look of real wood—but with easier maintenance.
Bridgeport is a unique Shaker-style garage door. Available in any of Clopay’s standard colors as well as a variety of wood-grain colors, this product line combines the look of a traditional wood stile-and-rail door design with the energy efficiency and durability of a steel garage door.
Also see: Clopay vs Amarr Garage Doors
Choosing Your New Garage Door Colors
Garage door color choices grow in number each year with manufacturers adding options to align with changing trends.
• Price: Most colors will not change the price of your door. However, some include an upcharge.
• Finish: Most doors come with a baked-on paint finish, which is extremely durable. Some doors will come with a powder coat finish, which is not quite as durable.
• Warranty: Warranties can vary. Expect a 3- to 5-year warranty on powder coat doors and a 15-year to a lifetime warranty on baked-on paint finishes. Warning: If you paint over your door’s factory finish, you may void the manufacturer’s warranty.
Choosing Your New Garage Door Styles
Garage Door Materials
Aluminum & Glass Garage Doors
Steel Garage Doors
Faux/Synthetic Wood Garage Doors
Wood Garage Doors
Choosing Your New Garage Door Construction & Quality
Choosing Your New Garage Door Windows
Should You Add Windows to Your Garage Door?
Adds curb appeal
Helps your door stand out
Makes your door unique
Allows natural light to enter
Creates a potential security risk
Decreases the energy efficiency
of your garage door
Choosing Your New Garage Door Insulation
What Difference Will an Insulated Garage Door Make?
There are a lot of factors involved in the answer. But two things to keep in mind are:
Each garage is different in shape and construction.
The climate you live in matters!
The R-value of a garage door is a number that correlates to the door’s ability to slow the transfer of heat. A higher R-value is better. In the winter, this pertains to how slowly it allows the heat inside your garage to escape outside. In the summer, it defines how slowly outside heat seeps into your garage. It’s important to keep in mind that your door’s R-value has a direct effect on the cost of your heating and cooling bills.
Polystyrene vs. Polyurethane Insulation