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Choosing the Right Garage Door

by | Sep 22, 2016 | Garage Door Repair Fort Lauderdale

Choosing the right garage door for your home and business can be extremely daunting, because of the wide variety of doors to choose from.

When choosing the garage door that is right for you, it’s important to keep in mind the following issues:

  • The structure
  • The style
  • The materials
  • The price

When it comes to the structure, is the door going to be for residential or commercial use?  There are some doors that are more suited for residential use than others.

The style of the door is equally important; you need to choose a door that matches and complements the style of your home or commercial location. Choosing a clashing style may raise some eyebrows.

The materials are important consideration in terms of their durability and their suitability.  Metal doors would be much more appropriate for industrial settings instead of residential settings; you could use a metal door at your home, but then again your neighbors might start asking questions.  Aluminum doors would be suitable for either setting, but its overall durability definitely comes into play as well as their ability to absorb wear, tear, and damage.

Wood doors are much more suitable for home use.  Your basic, low-end wood door is usually made of pressed wood or Masonite. Keep in mind that additional features such as intricate styling, additional installation, or adding windows will cost more.

When it comes to price, it’s definitely a case of you get what you pay for. Cheaper garage doors won’t last as long as more expensive doors because of the materials used to make the door.  If keeping things on the cheap is a priority for you, get ready for the door not lasting as long as you would like it to. The more you customize the door, the more the price goes up.

Also, remember that when you’re installing a new garage door or replacing your old one, there are other factors to consider, such as the installation and the determining the right type of opener for your door. Some openers are better suited for heavier doors while others are more suitable for lighter doors.

We can help you choose the door that is right for your home or business.  Contact us for more information!


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This is not the first time we’ve used this garage door repair company. Our first experience was when we first bought our house 3 years ago! He came out and fixed our problems and closed in the gaps around the garage doors due to my husband’s paranoia about rodents…

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Logan is Awesome!  Great work, courteous and on time.  I just needed to have a spring replaced on my door.  I had actually had one replaced on the other door by another company but they overcharged me.  I called Logan mid-morning and told him..

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I have an old heavy door from the 50’s with a pretty unique arm & spring system which broke. Terrie was able to fabricate a new arm and reattach and the door has never worked smoother or quieter. Terrie was prompt, fair priced, came up with an ingenious…

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Steven was great! Fast, friendly and courteous. Came out to fix a spring and now both of my garage doors are quieter than ever. Seriously – it’s NEVER been this quiet.  He happened to be in the are when I called so he was able to get right over an knock it out.

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