You’re going to get a new garage door. Congratulations! As a garage door company ourselves, we at Door Power want you to feel completely thrilled about your purchase. Your new garage door will certainly boost the curb appeal of your home, making you the envy of neighbors everywhere, but it also improves greatly on a convenience you probably never thought could be improved upon. Parking your car and racing inside after a ten-hour shift for supper or a favorite TV show is about to become a much more seamless process. Your residential garage door installation service day can't come soon enough!


Or, maybe, it can, because, for the life of you, you simply can’t settle on a garage door type. You’ve most likely ascertained that garage doors are all made differently and function differently, from their garage door tracks to their garage door cables. But what do those differences mean for you and your future enjoyment of your purchase? As amazing as garage door replacement is, it is indeed an investment—and a worthy one, given all that garage doors do for your home. Protecting the valuables stored in your garage while making a major stylistic statement? Few renovations do more! You’re preoccupied and overwhelmed, spending hours combing over internet inspiration collections and simply feeling tense about the whole thing. How on Earth can you make an educated, well-informed decision on so little time?


We don’t know about you, but we at Door Power believe garage door installation should be something exciting, not something stressful. That’s why our company works hard to give you all the answers you need over the phone in a straightforward and honest fashion. We won’t beat around the bush! If you’re at all unsure about what garage door type is right for you, just give us a call, and you’ll find all the answers you need. With a seasoned professional (we’ve been open since 1967!) on your side advising you, you can sit back, relax, and look forward to your garage door installation day.


Of course, we don’t mean to shortchange the following blog post! Below, we’ll scratch the surface of the wide world of garage doors and help you to further conceptualize what door might be the right fit for you.

Garage Door Models: Questions to Ask Yourself Before Choosing One

Garage doors come in many different materials—wood, wood-look composite, and steel, to name a few. They also come in different structural styles: carriage-house and classic. Your business partners at Door Power can tell you more over the phone about individual models and materials, sure, but they won’t be able to help you as well if you don’t know what you’re looking for in a garage door. Picking the right model for your needs is best accomplished after asking yourself the following questions:


●        What “look” am I going for with my garage door? | Is your home marvelously modern or classically chic? What vibes your architecture, siding, and even your roofing give off all have an effect on what kind of garage door might look the best alongside the rest of your home’s exterior. For example, while you might be in love with the way a minimalistic garage door looks, that same design might just stick out like a sore thumb on the front of your Victorian-inspired home! In this case, a carriage-house style might be a much more appropriate choice. Don’t know much about decoration? Take a leisurely drive around your neighborhood and see what your neighbor’s homes are sporting.

●        How much maintenance am I willing to put into this garage door? | For example, wood garage doors, while gorgeous and sturdy, do need periodic refinishing to continuously perform at their best. Steel garage doors never require such a procedure. While all garage doors do necessitate some care in order to serve your family for years to come, some require more than others. While the exact amount of time you have for future maintenance won’t be necessary, your garage door company will appreciate generally knowing how much of a commitment you can make to your purchase.

●        What’s my budget? | We all know the feeling of pulling a lovely shirt off the shelf—only to cringe when we see the price tag. Don’t let this happen when it comes to such a massive purchase as a new garage door! Breaking things down into how much you’re able to pay a month can help you set healthy limits when it comes to your garage door purchase, and you’ll feel good letting your design-oriented imagination run wild within reason.

Contact Door Power for Awesome Residential Garage Door Installation Services

We’re here to make this major renovation as manageable—and as exciting—as possible. Give our Norwood office a call today at 952-467-3199.