Garage Door Makeover: How to Choose a New Garage Door

Replacing you garage door is a great way to refresh the look of your home. Not only does it add curb appeal but it also gives you the perfect chance to replace the door that may be outdated, broken, or showing its age. A new garage door will also increase the security of your garage, and your home. There are many things to consider when thinking about a garage make-over.

Material – you can find garage doors ranging from wood, to aluminum, fiberglass, and steel. It is important to choose a door that will suit your needs, for example, where wooden doors give your home a beautiful, traditional appeal, they require regular maintenance.  A steel door will not rot, and will last for years. Wood acts as a better insulator than steel, but insulated steel doors conserve more energy.  Aluminum doors offer many similarities to steel doors, but they are lighter, less expensive than steel, but they are more likely to dent.

Style – You want your garage door to match the style of your home. If you have a country style home, it would be more cohesive to find a country-style door. Choosing a metallic steel door that looks too modern or industrial would stand out and look



Color – Doors can be an accent piece or they can blend in. When choosing a color for your door, find something that is complementary to the existing features of your garage or home. Consider the trim on your house, the color of the exterior, the color of your front door. Many people try and find a garage door to match the front door of their home.

AccessoriesWindows are hardware may seem like superfluous accessories to your door but they are important design elements that you can utilize. There are a variety of options for both.. Windows break up the door and are eye catching and give a friendly, homey appearance. There are even doors with false windows; just to add visual appeal. Hardware can be added as well to add style accents. Decorative hinges and handles give you garage door a more traditional look. Carriage House style hardware is very popular and make your home look very classical.

TechnologyGarage door openers and security systems are important to consider when getting a new door installed. Your garage is like part of your home, and it is important to protect it. A good, reliable system will reduce risk of break-in and theft.

If you feel like a garage makeover in order, call the experts at A-1 Fleet Door Service. We will help you choose a door that meets your style, budget, and schedule. For more information please call us at 603-553-9797 or e-mail . You can also visit our website at