How to Choose a New Garage Door

how to choose new garagedoor

Your garage door provides convenient and safe access to your home daily. Invented in 1921 by C.G. Johnson, it has a lifespan of about 30 years if it is properly maintained, and no one accidentally backs or drives into it. However, there are many other reasons for deciding on a new garage door, including aesthetics and value.

A new garage door, whether for your home or business, has a 97.5 percent return on investment (ROI). That is according to this year’s Cost vs. Value. Also, because they often command more than 30% of a property’s façade, a new garage door will help your home or business make a good first impression.

Popular garage door manufacturers offer garage doors in a wide range of materials, styles, and sizes. They even sell oversize garage doors for commercial or industrial applications as well as for recreational vehicles. Here is a step-by-step guide on how to choose a new garage door.


One of the first factors to consider when choosing a new garage door is the size. It’s an excellent idea to measure your existing door before shopping for a new one. Measure the height and width of the door, along with the left and right side room, headroom and backroom. Give these measurements to the service company to purchase a new garage door that is the right fit for your home.


There are many style options, including carriage house, contemporary, and traditional. The best advice we can give you is to select a door style that compliments the architectural design of your home. This will help boost curb appeal and, in turn, property value. For instance, full-view aluminum doors will pair well with modern or contemporary homes, especially those that were built to allow natural light to enter your home. Other factors to consider are personal preference and budget.


Routine maintenance is required for all doors to ensure they operate correctly and safely. Keep in mind that some door materials, like wood, will need more  TLC than others. The frequency of which depends on several variables, including local weather conditions. In Arizona, the sun’s rays can cause fading, necessitating restoration.

Steel is an excellent choice because of its durability and affordability. These doors can also be custom designed with an overlay to make them look like wood without the extra upkeep. Another option that has been rapidly gaining popularity among homeowners is aluminum and glass doors. These doors, also known as full-view, have been increasingly appearing at local restaurants.

Factory-Applied Finish

It’s now time to add pizzazz to your new door. You have two options, the first of which is to have the door primed, allowing you to the freedom to paint it yourself. Most manufacturers recommend having it finished in the factory though. They offer a variety of UV-resistant colors or a custom tint. The finish, much like the style, must pair well with your home’s architecture for a complementary look.

Ready to shop? Contact Arizona’s Best Garage Door and Repair Company at (480) 448-5782. We specialize in the installation, maintenance, and repair of both residential and commercial garage doors and electric openers throughout the greater Phoenix metro area. For a limited time only, you can take advantage of new garage door specials such as $100 off a single car garage, or $200 off a double car garage door with installation.

Category : Commercial Garage Doors, New Garage Door Installation, Residential Garage Doors

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I had an extremely positive experience with this company, and I have to praise Michelle in the front office for her patience and customer service attitude.

When my 20-year-old Liftmaster garage door opener began to fail, I spent a ridiculous amount of time researching new openers and my options.  The logicboard wasn’t working – so the unit still moved the door up and down, but responded only to the wall switch and not the remote. While that was inconvenient, I had time to look around.

After months of exploration and repeated estimates, when I finally decided on a model, they didn’t have it in stock. Michelle quickly located one and offered an appointment the next business day.

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