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Apr 7, 2015 10:01:21 AM

Garage Door Installation Woodstock GA

When you select a garage door, there are a number of important factors to consider. You need to understand that the style and material make-up of your selection will impact you for years to come, and impact your costs.

 

How Many?

Garage Door Installation Woodstock GA

Garage doors are sometimes individual, single doors with a foundational wall in between each. This is fine if you will only have one door, so that you won't need to worry about the separation, but if you do choose to go this route, you may be limiting your side width margin, which will make pulling in and backing out more stressful and potentially hazardous for your side view mirrors. It may be more beneficial and give you more room to have just one garage door that will go the whole length of the garage rather than separate it into two or more car bays. One wider garage door will give you more room to navigate in and out.

Windows?

Another consideration is whether you would like your door to have windows. Windows can increase the price of garage doors, as can selecting a pattern other than what is a standard base door pattern or merely flat. Windows are likely to be high enough to negate the need to be wary if the potential usage by thieves wishing to see your wares inside, but it could be possible. Additionally, glass may break if your children hit a ball against the garage or something else hits into a window.

Material

Solid wood will likely cost you more than a standard metal door, but comparison shop to make sure you are getting at least three quotes on comparable items to make sure you get what you want for the price you want. Whatever you choose, understand that there can be drawbacks and benefits. Wood may need to be repaired or stained often. Metal may dent if hit into. Glass may shatter. The important thing is to determine your needs, budget, and the look and functionality that you are looking to employ and to rule out doors which do not meet your needs or criteria.

Style

Garage Door Installation Woodstock GAYou will also want to consider the style and decor of your home. If you have a traditional looking home, like a colonial, you may desire one style, but if you have a modern look, another style will be a much better fit. Depending on your home's color scheme, you will also want to either coordinate, blend, balance, or contrast the garage door to best complement your home's curb appeal or to camouflage the garage in the same color as your siding, stone, birch, or stucco.

Density

Door density is another consideration, as is the safety rating of your door. Your best bet is the select a door and a garage door opener which both work together to provide the most in long lasting durability and safety. If your door is too heavy and cannot stop automatically with an electronic eye, should a person or item be about to get trapped underneath it, someone or something is likely to get hurt. However, if the door is of low quality, and the opener too fast or slow, damage can also result. It is best to make sure you are not being "pennywise and pound foolish" when making these choices . Look to the long term good of your investment, your family's safety, and that which will be aesthetically pleasing for years to come.

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All Four Seasons Garage Door Installation Woodstock GA can help any homeowner match just the right door for their situation. Call us today at (770) 517-7078 or click All Four Seasons Garage Door Installation Woodstock GA

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