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A great and easy way to upgrade your home is by having a new garage door installed. Today, there are many different styles, materials, and options to select from. In order to ensure that you are picking the right garage door for you and your home, here are some helpful tips to think about.

  • The first thing to consider is what look are you going for? A residential garage door is a large focal point on the front of your home. Do you want your garage door to blend in nicely with the rest of your home or do you want to take a chance and try something a little different such as a cottage or French look? You will want to make sure that whichever style you choose, it fits you and your style. You will most likely have this garage door for many years, so you will not want to choose one that you may get sick of quickly.
  • Your second step is to choose the material you will like your garage door in. Some of the available materials include wood, which is great for traditional styles, aluminum, steel and fiberglass. Each garage door type has advantages and disadvantages. Besides just looking at which material matches your aesthetic better, you will also want to think about the weather you live in. Some materials will last longer if you live in extreme weather such as storms or humidity, so make sure to keep the weather in the back of your mind.
  • Thirdly, you will want to select the type of garage door you would like. The two main types include tilt-up or roll up. The tilt up design is an older version that you may have on your home now if you live in an older home. This type of garage door is one large section and tilts open. These doors usually tend to let in moisture and other debris. The second type is the roll up which is more popular today. It tends to have four or five sections that roll over tracks. These doors are a little more expensive, but save on space and are considered to be stronger and safer.

Once you have decided on the style, material and type of door you will be installing. You will then want to learn about the warranties that are offered. You will want to make sure you are purchasing a garage door with the best warranty on both the product and the installation. You will not want to have a new Austin garage door installed that does not work shortly after.