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Selecting the Ideal Garage Door

May 17, 2020

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Choosing your next garage door will help establish your design statement in your neighborhood for years to come. The decision also affects the security and protection of your family because the garage door is the largest opening into your home. You might not think it, but there is a lot to know about garage doors, no need to worry, you know an expert (us!) to help guide you through the process of selecting the perfect garage door.

Choosing the Ideal Garage Door in 5 Steps

Step 1: Select the garage door material

We offer four different types of material; wood, steel, vinyl, and aluminum.

Wood: Provides natural warmth and beauty to any garage door. Doors can come in cedar or mahogany and can be painted or stained any color to compliment the rest of your home.

Steel: Easy and long lasting, steel doors are the most popular, mostly due to their minimal maintenance and durability.

Vinyl– Vinyl is rust and dent resistant. Vinyl also helps seal out the elements with no worries of warping, splitting and cracking.

Aluminum– complementary, sleek, modern, and provides more natural light than the others. Our aluminum garage doors are rust resistant and allow for large glass windows.

Step 2: Choose style that enhances curb appeal

No matter your style or budget, we have the perfect garage door that will add beauty to your home. We offer three styles to enhance your curb appeal.

Traditional: Traditional styling goes with most homes. Choose from short or large raised panels and a wide variety of colors.

Carriage House– replicates a look from years gone by. The doors look like they swing open but feature modern functionality and open up overhead.

Contemporary– A stunning combination of aluminum and glass. The sleek modern styling is sure to add curb appeal while bringing more light inside.

Step 3: Choose the door design to match your home

We have thousands of designs; you are sure to find one that goes with your home.

Traditional garage door – You can choose from a short panel, long panel, flush, or ripped. All four of these styles are sure to give your home a classic look for years to come.

Carriage House– Has many custom designs that are maintenance free. You can go with the authentic barn style doors or a simpler door. It’s easy to choose a design that fits your style and budget.

No matter your home’s architecture, we have a door for you and your style.

Step 4- Select the ideal color

It is essential to select the color that will complement your home’s exterior. Through our color matching tools, we take the guesswork out of finding the right color and provide you with multiple options to choose from.

Our doors go through a 4 step finishing process, preventing rust and extending the life of the paint. Each door comes with a limited lifetime warranty on the paint. We promise that you can find a color that fits your style.

Step 5- Choose the construction and performance features

As always, we look beyond the garage door to the safety, security, and comfort of your family. With single, double or triple layer construction, your new garage door will meet your energy efficiency and the level of quiet operation your family needs. Our steel garage doors come with safety hardware to reduce the risk of serious hand and finger injuries.

From our classic and beautifully crafted real wood garage doors that add timeless elegance, to our heavy duty and low maintenance Hanover collection, we have a style for everyone.

We are proud to call North Carolina and Kansas home to our two garage door factories. We take pride in owning the entire process from design, manufacturing, install, and service. This allows us to be your trusted resource throughout the whole process.

While selecting a new garage door for your home can be fun, it can also be overwhelming. At ASSA ABLOY, we are proud to offer a variety of garage door collections that match a variety of lifestyles.

Now that you are a garage door pro, contact us or start designing the perfect garage door yourself.