What do I need to know before choosing a garage door?

Garage doors are often the most frequently used door in your home, but the least thought about–at least until it breaks and then you need a one! How do you choose the best garage door when there are so many options. What do I need to know before choosing a garage door.


Let’s go through this step by step.

First, do you need a new garage door or can it be repaired? Most garage door issues can be repaired, keeping your money in your pocket. The Wright Door Co. can help you determine that and the next steps. Estimates are free and are scheduled on your time frame not ours.


Second, Once you’ve decided that it’s time for anew door, determine if you need a single or a double garage door. There are several common garage door sizes: 8’x7′, 9’x7′, and 10’x7′. Garage doors can be made in multiple sizes, but these are the three most common residential ones for single garage doors. Double sized garage doors are typically 16’x7′ or 16’x8′ if your lucky. Be sure to measure your current garage door, so you know the size to replace it with.

What Are the Standard Garage Door Sizes


Third, After you know the size, you can pick a material. Most garage doors are made of either steel, wood, and are available at a variety of price points. Do you want an insulated or non-insulated garage door? At the Wright Door Co, we recommend an insulated garage door for your attached garage. If your garage is detached, then a non-insulated door may be the more affordable route. Check out those R- values when shopping for an insulated door. A score between 6-11 is what you’re looking for.


Finally, What do you want your garage door to look like when people view it? A nice garage door can stand out and add value and curb appeal to your entire home. Garage doors come in a variety of designs, from different panels to carriage houses, to full view doors.

Many of these garage doors come with the option to add window styles and even patterned glasses. Finish your door with a complementing paint color to match your home. All of these options make your door individualized to you and can enhance your entire home’s appearance.

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Now, once everything is picked out, who’s going to install it? Are you? The Wright Door Co is your go-to garage door installation team, ready to help you with whatever you need. From determining the best garage door for your home, to choosing the correct garage door opener and installing it all, the Wright Door Co is here to help. With the quality you expect and service you deserve. Please do not hesitate to give us a call at 314-484-3667, 636-293-3007 or 618-698-8058.

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