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4 Things to Consider When Choosing a New Garage Door

Posted on by Diamond Garage Doors

When considering a new garage door, it can be daunting when you start to discover the sheer number of styles and materials. Presumably, there are a variety of things you’re trying to keep in mind as you peruse these different styles, some of which end up getting lost as new considerations pop up.

To keep you on track, this month, we’re taking a look at 4 key things to consider when looking to buy a brand new garage door, helping you find your ideal garage door.

  • Security

Security is a priority for any homeowner, however, it will be more important to some than others. For example, depending on the crime rate in area that you live, there are certain doors that you may simply want to rule out. While wooden garage doors might look beautiful and come with benefits such as excellent soundproofing, their security ratings simply don’t match up to sturdier garage doors like roller, sectional or up and over doors.

Also, make sure that you research automation, locking and strength of the door before you go ahead with your purchase. This way, you can find the most secure door which suits your particular requirements.

  • Budget

With any purchase that you make, garage door or otherwise, you always have to work in the parameters of your budget. However, saving money doesn’t simply mean opting for the cheapest door you can find. On the contrary, it could well prove cost-effective in the long run to invest in certain features such as automation and insulation. Why? Well, they could well be features that you later realise you need, and you can guarantee that they will add value to your home when you come around to selling.

  • Aesthetics

It’s important to say here that, these days, you will struggle to find a garage door that is an eyesore; all have been designed with a home’s aesthetic in mind. That said, some garage doors are certainly prettier than others – and finding the right one for your home’s look is important for anyone in the market for a garage door.

While roller, sectional and up and over garage doors can look visually striking, they can’t quite compete with the elegance of a wooden garage door. Despite their high price point, wooden garage doors add a wonderfully natural touch to a home and, if aesthetics is your main priority – then this door should be too!

  • Purpose

Different families need different garages for different things, so there isn’t a one size fits all. For example, if your garage doubles as a workshop and sees a lot of footfall, then maybe a side hinged door is for you. However, if conserving space on a short drive is the aim, then it’s a roller garage door that you’re looking for. Always keep in mind your garage’s primary function, and you won’t go far wrong!

See our other news article for how to choose the best insulated garage door.

Diamond Garage Doors have been supplying, installing and repairing garage doors for over 25 years. As fully insured suppliers, we guarantee a safe and professional service every time, and our expert team can provide advice and assistance to help you find the perfect garage door for you. To find out more about our wide range of garage doors, dont hesitate to get in touch with us today.

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