6 Tips for Choosing the Right Garage Door for Your Home

When it comes to adding curb appeal and comfort to your home, a garage door is an important part of the equation. Not only can it add a touch of style to an otherwise drab exterior, but having the right kind of door for your needs can also provide energy efficiency and improved security. With so many options out there, how do you choose the best garage door for your particular home? Here are six tips that will help guide you in choosing the perfect one!


1. Determine the Size of Your Garage Door Opening, as This Will Affect Which Doors You Can Choose From

Accurately determining the size of your garage door opening is essential when considering which garage door best fits your needs. To ascertain the size of your garage door opening, you should measure the width and the height of the garage, making sure to take into account any obstacles or protrusions that may affect its shape and size in order for you to get a more accurate measurement. You should also measure the dimensions of your garage so you can know if the door will fit when it is raised. Knowing the size of your garage door opening and garage will determine your next steps when selecting a garage door that is both aesthetically pleasing and appropriately sized.


2. Decide on a Material Such as Wood, Steel or Aluminum Based on Your Budget and Aesthetic Preferences

Before deciding on a material such as wood, steel or aluminum, it's important to consider both the budget and aesthetic preferences. Wood can be discounted sometimes, for example if bought as reclaimed wood, although depending on what is needed, the price may still be an obstacle. Steel is also more of an investment due to installation components such as cutting, welding and coating. Aluminum is less expensive than steel, however it may not look as desirable to some people - but this is absolutely subjective preference of course! At the end of the day the material itself is only half of the game; the skilled tradesmen that install it are just as crucial to achieving a beautiful outcome.


3. Consider Features Like Insulation, Weather-Stripping and Window Options to Ensure the Highest Level of Comfort and Security in Your Home

If you are considering increasing the comfort or security of your home, upgrading your garage door is a great way to accomplish both. Taking advantage of insulation and weather-stripping features will make a world of difference in terms of insulation - which translates to savings on your energy bill. Additionally, if you choose a new garage door with window options, you can stylishly increase the light in your garage without sacrificing safety. It is an easy way to spruce up any space while at the same time offering peace of mind.


4. Research Different Styles - Whether it is Contemporary, Traditional or Carriage Style - to Find One That Best Suits Your Home Design 

The garage door is a crucial component to any home's look and feel. Not only does it provide a great protective barrier, but it also offers a stylish welcome to your visitors by increasing curb appeal. Researching the different styles - contemporary, traditional, and carriage style - can help you choose something that perfectly fits with the design of your home. All three styles have their own unique look, which means it is important to take time to consider the façade of your house before making a decision. Whether you opt for an elegant look with wooden panels or something sleek and modern, there is sure to be a garage door style that best suits your home.


5. Look Into Maintenance Requirements for Each Type of Material so You Can Make an Informed Decision

Before deciding which type of material is best for your new garage door, you should make sure you understand the maintenance requirements for each one. Doing research ahead of time can make all the difference in making sure you select a garage door that requires the amount of maintenance you are willing to give. Check online for maintenance instructions and look at stories from people with experience owning each of the styles you are considering. Knowing the amount of maintenance required for each possibility before committing to one will ensure you make an informed decision that best suits your lifestyle.


6. Consider the Color and Finish That Best Matches With the Rest of Your Home's Exterior

When selecting color and finish for your garage door, it is important to take into account the material and color of the rest of your home's exterior. A traditional wood color can have a nice, earthy look that fits in well with most color schemes, while metal doors are a practical, safe option. Depending on the overall color and style of your house, you may want to choose a color or finish that compliments it. If you do not want anything to stand out too much, choose one that matches your home's look. Whatever color and finish you choose for your garage door, be sure to pick the one that best suits your home's exterior in order to ensure a consistent look for your home.


Working With Love Garage Doors

Find peace of mind with Love Garage Doors! Our expert specialists are eager to assist you in safeguarding and upgrading your home by providing top-notch garage door installation and repair services. Give us a call at 316-260-8049 for a complimentary chat - be it routine inspections, upgrading to a fancy new door, or tackling pesky garage door issues, we are here to help you, your home, and your garage.

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What our customers are saying...

Lonnie is a subject matter expert concerning all things garage doors! He’s absolutely the best garage door repairman I’ve used to date. A clear, concise, transparent business model with the warranty to back his work. I highly recommend this local, small business veteran for all future garage door installations and repair.

~ Seth Thomas

Lonny came out in the evening to look at my old garage door that was janky at best. He gave me options of what he could do to make it better, including installing safety cables that were missing. In the end, I decided a replacement was my best choice. He installed it on a Saturday and did a fantastic job. He kept me updated throughout the day as the project went on. I don’t write reviews very often but wanted to tell others how impressed I was. The pricing was very fair I am very happy with the product.

In these troubling times of deceitful business practices and double talk, it is a Blessing to know that honest (Godly) people still exist. To state that Love Garage Doors does excellent work is not enough. If you choose to ask Lonnie "silly" questions, he will patiently take time to smile and give you answers and good ideas. His prices are competitive and his work is steady and true. He sets the bar high for others who compete!

~ Peggy Miles

Totally professional, terrific pricing and great expertise. No hidden charges. I had a complete garage door motor replaced, installation of a keypad and new clickers and new wall button. Lonnie explained every part of the process beforehand and when he left after only a couple of short hours - everything worked perfectly. I'm thrilled. Great company. Thanks again. You guys rock.

~ Tammey Stubbs

What People Say About Us - Reviews

Our spring broke on our garage door and we were able to get it fixed quickly and professionally on a Saturday! We recommend Love Garage Doors!
I first called Lonnie to install 4 large overhead doors on our new shop. He was always on time, hard working and prices very fair. He take his trade serious and knows all for garage doors. This last week after a late dinner out, the 18x7 on the house broke a torsion spring. Call Lonnie and he came over, went to the store for new springs and did it in short order. Again a very fair price and a happy customer.
Bob Mullen
Bob Mullen
The service was professional, prompt, and Informative. I now know what to expect from an older system. Could not have asked for more. Love Garage Doors gets a ten-plus rating and is number one in my book.
Matt Allred
Matt Allred
Lonnie is a very genuine and professional individual. I felt that he had treated me as if I was part of his Family. Very reasonable on the price and did not hesitate to come out and get our garage door working the same day I called. Excellent Service / Highly Recommend / Very Knowledgeable SUPPORT LOCAL BUSINESS OWNERS
S Parsons
S Parsons
Lonnie is very personable and easy to work with. Great customer service and took the time to explain things to me so I knew what he was doing and got a better understanding of how everything works. Would definitely recommend. Thanks again Love Garage Doors!!
Rita Jack
Rita Jack
Lonnie was great needed garage door and opener replaced, his prices was great very comparable and reasonable. Lonnie explained everything thing we needed to know about new door and opener warranty. He knows what he is doing also professional and knowledgeable. Great and friendly customer service. Love my new garage door/opener I would highly recommend Love Garage Doors. If I could give him 10 stars I would.
Lonnie did such a great job repairing our garage door. You could tell he knew what he was doing and was going to do the job right. Our garage door is original to our 1950s home and he had no problem fixing it right up! His prices were very reasonable and he’s a very nice guy. Highly recommend.
Rudy Garcia
Rudy Garcia
Woke up early to a broken garage door spring, unable to get the cars out of the garage. I called and was able to schedule a repair within a few hours even though it was before 6 AM. Direct price quote over the phone, too. Great customer service. Lonnie is very knowledgeable in his craft and answered any questions I had. Definitely recommend Love Garage Doors.
Roxie Brotsky
Roxie Brotsky
We needed a repair done on our garage door and called Lonnie at Love Garage Doors. He came to our home at the scheduled time and did the repair. Lonnie was prompt, polite and competent. We will contact him if we are ever in need of another repair and we would recommend him to anyone.
Aaron Baker
Aaron Baker
GREAT service. Came same day, no questions asked. Worked on my door to solve the problem, rather than just offering a “new door” to fix the issue. I greatly appreciated the honest suggestions, feedback, and courteous service. I would not hesitate to call Love’s again in the future. If I have a door issue, you can bet they’ll be my first call.

What Should You Consider When Choosing A New Garage Door?

Like any other home maintenance service, your budget is one of the first things you want to consider when choosing a new garage door.

Why Should A Professional Install Your Door?

A professional knows the best qualities of a garage door and which features will work best for your home. Love Garage Doors, LLC works tirelessly to get the garage door tailored for your situation. We’re experts at garage door installation. We can reprogram openers, replace broken springs, and reattach cables when needed. When you want safe and quality garage door installation services, look no further; we have 25 years of mechanical experience.

Love Garage Doors has the equipment, skills, and experience to get quality results every time. We're not finished until each customer's needs have been met. We’re a good, old-fashioned, locally owned business that still believes in making friends with customers. Contact us at (316) 409-7313 to request an estimate.

Do you need a new garage door for your home or business? Before installing residential or commercial garage doors, a few things to consider are the door type, the material, the style, and, lastly, your budget. You should hire a professional for the installation process because it can be dangerous.

Our company services Wichita, KS, and the surrounding communities. More importantly, our customers trust Love Garage Doors, LLC. We only provide quality garage door repair and installation services. Also, we work with trusted manufacturers to provide our customers with the best quality garage doors and door products.

Our trained and experienced team safely installs garage doors that exceed customer expectations. The goal is to help our customers enhance the look and functionality of their homes or businesses, plus save money in the long run by offering the best garage installation services.

At Love Garage Door, LLC., we understand how choosing the best garage door, garage door opener, and other parts can be stressful. That’s why we will work with you every step of the way combining your preference and expertise.

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