Garage doors play a significant role in your life and house; not only do they make day to day excursions easier, but they also add curb appeal to your home. With how important they are, it’s obvious why you would want a new, modern one to maximize your house’s appeal and functionality. Before buying your new garage door, however, it’s important to consider all of your options and what works best for you. Here are five important questions to ask yourself when choosing a new garage door.

What style garage door do you want?

Just like houses themselves, garage doors come in a variety of styles that express a different personality and aesthetic. This means that a garage door that looks good on your neighbor’s house may not fit yours, or a garage door that looks beautiful on the house in the catalog may not make you as happy when you see it on your house. However, you shouldn’t have to settle with a door you’re unhappy with. Straight Up Doors features six unique styles at different price ranges so everyone can find the perfect door to fit their house and lifestyle.

Do you want to insulate your garage door?

The choice to insulate your garage door or not is a big one that plays, not only into the functionality of your garage but also the price. Before considering your options, this article from the Washington Post advises you to think carefully. Insulation can be helpful in a garage, but, without mechanical heating or air, the insulation will not prevent the garage from being affected by extreme temperatures. Insulated garage doors also work best if the rest of your garage is insulated as well.

What type of garage door opener do you want?

Much like the doors themselves, garage openers come in a variety of styles and prices. The garage opener you choose to buy plays a major role in your satisfaction with your garage. When making your purchase, consider the speed, lighting, and extras that are included with your opener.

Where – and who – are you going to get your quote from?

Each garage door is as unique as your house itself. With that being said, getting a quote over the phone or online can be risky. Without seeing your door in person, the salesperson may miss little details that play a significant part in whether or not your garage door works the way you expected. These details include things such as exact clearance and opening height that cannot be seen in pictures or descriptions alone.

How much maintenance are you willing to do to your garage door?

Some doors require more maintenance than others. Wood doors, for example, look lovely – especially against houses with dark colored panels – but require regular maintenance. This can include repainting, varnishing, and sanding.  Whether you do it yourself or hire a professional, this is a significant cost to remember. If constant maintenance doesn’t fit your budget or lifestyle, you may prefer to have a metal or fiberglass garage door.

If you’re in the market for a new garage door, be sure to give us a call right here at Straight Up Garage. Our friendly and professional staff will walk you through our large selection of options and work with you from start to finish to ensure you get the garage door that fits your needs and style best.