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Tips For Choosing The Style Of Your Garage Door

By On October 14, 2015 Under Uncategorized

People don’t often think much about garage doors until it’s time to shop for them. What they usually discover is that there are many more options than they ever thought possible. Garage doors come in various styles and types of materials. You can customize the garage door that you want based on the color, size and exterior.

Several dealers of garage doors have interactive features on their websites that allow you to specify your desired options. As you select the options, you can see photos of your selections. You can continue this process until you are happy with the options chosen. It is a good idea to print out the designs that you chose for easy comparison.

Many of garage door dealers are now offering a carriage-house type design. This can really add some character to the look of your house and turns out to be very elegant. Other designs have more of a contemporary look such as metallic exteriors.

The price is going to depend on the features that you select. If you are configuring for a two car garage this is obviously going to cost more than it would for a one car garage. Another factor to consider is whether you want the doors to be insulated. If you plan on using your garage as a workspace and you live in an area with cold winters, you will likely choose this option.

Security is another concern for homeowners considering garage doors. It’s all over the news that thieves have been finding ingenious ways to hijack garage door codes. It pays to choose a product that blocks them from accessing these codes. Thieves are also capable of triggering the emergency release with something as simple as a wire coat hanger. In fact, there is a video showing how this can be done in about six seconds. Once triggered, the garage door can be manually opened. Most of the newer garage door companies have technologies that make it tougher for thieves to break in but it can’t hurt to check when shopping for yours.

There are products on the market that allow you to operate and monitor your garage door from your smart device. It can be operated remotely and you can check to see when the doors are being opened or closed.

A garage door can bring a needed lift to the look of your house. With a wide selection of choices available it will be easy to find one that fits your style as well as your budget.

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