Shopping for a new garage door can be both overwhelming and confusing. It’s part of your home’s design like the siding on your home or the shingles on your roof and more than likely, it’s something you’ll do only once. The right garage door can increase your home’s curb appeal by up to 50% and your home’s total home value by at least 3% so it’s important you make the right choice. Here are some tips on how to choose the best garage door.
- Budget – Today’s new garage doors are not only more stylish and durable, they’re more affordable than ever. Aladdin Garage Doors of Maple Grove, MN provides a free in-home consultation, so you can see what’s new on the market. We’ll take measurements and bring the latest brochures, color samples, and prices to fit your budget.
- Materials – How long your door will last depends on what material you choose. Steel garage doors are durable and have low maintenance. Vinyl doors are resistant to dents and won’t need repainting. Wood looking steel insulated doors are an exceptional choice. Aluminum and glass doors give your home that contemporary, sophisticated look. Finally, real wood garage doors are expensive and require more maintenance, but they are the talk of the town. Their beauty and craftsmanship are unlike any other.
- Maintenance – Regular garage door maintenance keeps your door looking fresh and new and working properly. Find out which doors require less maintenance and others that need more maintenance.
Selecting the right style, color, materials, windows, accessories, cost, and warranty are all important factors when making your decision. If your garage door has been damaged, you don’t want to wait too long to replace it. A door that leans toward one side might be putting added weight on the chains or springs, which could cause them to break, resulting in more costs.