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Important Factors to Consider When Shopping for a New Garage Door

Last updated 6 years ago

The next time you drive through your neighborhood, take a close look at all the garage doors. As you see each door, you’ll quickly notice how important these doors are to each home’s exterior look. You may even get a few good ideas for your own garage door. Here are a few factors to consider when choosing a new garage door:  


As any trip through your neighborhood will tell you, there are many styles of garage door to choose from. Selecting the right look can dramatically increase your home’s curb appeal and total value. That’s why you should go for a garage door that looks good with the rest of your home’s exterior, without overwhelming it.

Garage size

It doesn’t make sense to have a tiny garage door with a large garage, or vice versa. Before you make your final decision, you should take stock of your garage and determine which garage door makes the most sense. If you have a particularly big garage, you may need to go with two or three garage doors.


Garage doors are typically made of wood, fiberglass, steel, or aluminum. As you shop for a garage door, you’ll have to decide which material matches your style, budget, and impact resistance requirements. You might also consider buying a garage door with windows for additional beauty.    

Opening mechanism

Garage doors either open vertically in sections, tilt up in one piece, or open horizontally from the middle. It’s important that you decide which door type best suits you style and available space. If you go with a rolling sectional door, you should also decide which type of electronic opener you want—jackshaft, screw drive, belt drive, or chain drive.

Shopping for a garage door is never a simple process. For help finding the right door for your home, contact GDR Garage Door Repair Service of Dallas. In addition to new garage door sales and installation, we’re happy to provide repairs and regular maintenance. Call us today at (972) 544-7367 if you have any questions.


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