October 19, 2021

Looking for a new garage door for your home? We understand the importance of finding a stylish looking garage door that has great insulation and durable construction. There are a lot of things to consider when purchasing a new garage door, so here are our expert tips on how to choose a garage door for your home.

Key Considerations When Choosing A Garage Door for Your Home


1. Budget

Determining your budget is a key main factor. If you know your budget, it will be easier for your provider to make a recommendation for the best garage door within your budget. Typically, garage doors range from about $2,000 to $10,000 depending on size, style, material, etc.

2. Usage

When looking for a new door, consider how you will use the door on a daily basis. Is your garage opened and closed frequently or is it used more for storage? Usage is the main driver to determining the style, material, and overall cost. This will help determine what features you need most in your new door.

3. Efficiency

If your current garage door has wear and tear, is constantly breaking down, or even has punctures or dents, it’s likely that it’s no longer efficient. A new garage door will offer better insulation and will help to keep your energy bills down. Replacing your garage door now will save you money on energy costs and repairs in the future.

4. Curb Appeal

The overall style of your garage will help to give your home a new look. Your garage door is a significant part of the curb appeal of your home. The style of material used can add character to your home. For example, wood creates a warm look compared with steel which tends to look more modern — and a brightly coloured garage door can help make your home stand out from the other homes on your street. To learn more about the variety of materials available for garage doors read our blog on Garage Door Materials Styles.

5. Durability

Another important thing to consider when choosing a garage door is its durability. You’ll want to understand how effectively it will protect against weather and the elements. For example, our steel doors are protected by a tough, layered coating system, which includes a hot-dipped galvanized layer and baked-on primer and topcoat.

6. Design It Yourself

Well, not exactly, but we do recommend using our Design Your Door feature. This is a great way to envision what the final product will look like in real life. You can upload a photo of your home and virtually test out various styles of garage doors to ensure you choose a beautiful garage door!

Clopay Doors

Three beautiful wood looking garage doors on a stone home with a peaked roof

Clopay® is a well-known brand because of its vast selection and wide range of options. They design each product with attention to detail and have a genuine focus on creating garage doors that are unique for every homeowner.

Our top selling doors are part of the Clopay GD2SU Gallery series, which includes a carriage-style door with an insulated door R-value up to an incredible 18.4.

An extra bonus to Clopay® doors is their lock bar. Most people don’t even think about their automatic garage door opener not working during a power outage, but Clopay’s lock bar will help you avoid having your car locked inside your garage during a power outage!

Whether it’s a traditional or a modern look, we can help you find a style of garage door that will work for your budget and style. At Canadoor, we offer a comprehensive range of innovative residential garage doors, accessories, and openers. Contact our team of professionals today!

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