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What to Look for In a Garage Door

Do you need to replace your old or broken garage door? The good news is you have a lot of different options! If you haven’t been in the market for a new garage door for a while, you actually may be surprised to find how much consumer options have increased.

When you’re comparing different garage doors, be sure to look at:

  • Material
  • Type
  • Style and color
  • Sizes
  • Insulation
  • Decorative options

Garage Door Materials

As for the material of your garage door, you have a few different options—steel, wood and aluminum. Steel is the traditional garage door material, and these types of garage doors can mimic wood for homeowners who like the look of wood garage doors but prefer the low-maintenance nature of steel doors. Wood is a great insulator, and although not as low-maintenance as other garage doors, wood doors offer natural beauty that is unmatched. Aluminum garage doors are often used for modern homes.

Garage Door Types

Sectional garage doors are the most popular and can be found on many homes. Sectional garage doors consist of panels that slide up and overhead into your garage, and the door stays within the frame. Other types of garage doors include:

  • Canopy
  • Rolling
  • Swing
  • And more

Learn more about the different types of garage doors»

Garage Door Styles & Colors

The garage door style or design refers to what the garage door’s surface  looks like. There are several different styles to choose from, including carriage, raised panel and contemporary. When it comes to the color of your garage door, the choices are nearly limitless. Many people don’t like the traditional white garage door, and there are different shades to achieve the look you want—brown, gray, black, green, red…you name it!

Garage Door Sizes

Standard sizes for garage door widths are eight, nine, 10, 12, 15, 16, 18 and 20 feet. Some doors may be available in a different size. Overhead Door professionals take measurements to make sure your garage door will fit perfectly.

Garage Door Insulation

If you want a garage door that can help decrease your energy costs, consider an insulated garage door. Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati™ offers Thermacore® garage doors—steel doors that have polyurethane insulation with an R-value of up to 17.5. They also have seals between sections with thermal breaks to reduce air infiltration.

Garage Door Decorative Options

There are a ton of different options for decorative pieces that can help enhance your garage door—and improve the curb appeal of your home. These include windows, paneling and hardware (hinges, door handles, etc.).

Shopping for a Garage Door in the Cincinnati Area?

When you know what to look for in a garage door, comparing different models is a lot easier. Plus, with the help of an experienced garage door company like Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati™, you can rest assured the whole garage door replacement process will go smoothly.

Contact us today if you’re in the market for a new garage door in the Cincinnati, Ohio area!

Products We Install
Home Garage Doors

We install steel, wood and aluminum garage doors perfect for any home.

Commercial Doors

No matter your commercial garage door needs, Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati™ has you covered.

Garage Door Repair

Need garage door or opener repair? Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati™ can help.

Exterior Doors

We install front, storm and patio doors from leading manufacturers.

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