Whether you just got hit with a garage door repair that makes you think about getting a new garage door or you are looking at getting your first one installed, the choices can seem a bit daunting. What styles do you want? What materials? How many doors are you going to have? Garage doors get a lot more complicated once you really start looking at purchasing one versus the cost of just getting a garage door repair for an older one. You may not have known how much thought must have gone into that first garage door, but now you’re looking at a ton of options and you don’t know where to start.
One option to consider carefully is garage door insulation. If you have a garage door without insulation then you can always add some insulation after the fact, but the aftermarket insulation will most likely be more expensive and will not work as well as it is not made specifically for your garage door and situation. It will help you keep the temperature of your home more constant and help save you a bit of energy and money on heating and cooling. But, if you live somewhere with mild temperatures in the winter and summer, then insulation is usually not worth the cost.
Another option is the material of the garage door. Wood is one option for your door. One of the most attractive qualities about a wooden garage door is the price. Wooden garage doors have one of the lowest starting points out there. Wooden garage doors can be produced relatively easily and have been made pretty well for many decades now so wooden garage doors even at the lowest price will do the job.
Aluminum is a metal door, but unlike the steel garage door it is quite affordable even when compared to a wooden garage door. Aluminum is also one of the lightest types of doors out there. Aluminum garage doors when paired with some of the faster garage door openers are one of the fastest opening garage doors out there.
A third option to consider is how your garage door is installed. Garage doors can be very dangerous for a person to install by themselves! Safety comes first. Attempting your own installation is usually a bad idea. Make sure to hire professionals to do the installation itself.