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  • Yehuda Barhany

How to Choose the Best Garage Door for Your Home

Your garage door is important. Not only does the function matter, but you want it to look nice, as well. Here's what to think about, when choosing the best garage door for your home!

Pick a Style That Works

Remember that form follows function. You may want a roll-up door, a swing-out door, or even one that slides to the side. If you don't have a lot of space for your door, especially if the ceiling of your garage is very low, you could be limited on options.

Choose a Material That's Durable

Wood and metal are the most common materials used for garage doors, although some doors are made from a composite of wood fiber and plastic resin. Metal is the most durable, while wood requires maintenance and composite is very lightweight.

Think About Your Climate

If you live somewhere with a lot of snow and ice, keep in mind that the salt used to melt that ice can cause your metal garage door to rust. Humid climates can also create rust issues.

Consider the Value of Insulation

An insulated garage door will help keep the temperature in your garage more comfortable, and your HVAC system won't have to work as hard, either. A detached garage isn't as big of an issue, though, because it's not connected to your home.

Address Technology and Safety Concerns

If you park your car in the garage, you probably want a door you can open and close automatically. Make sure you choose a door that will work with a motorized system. You also want to know how to open the door manually in case of a power outage, and the door should have sensors that will stop it from closing if it detects an object in the way.

With some thought and planning, you can get the right garage door for your home and enjoy the convenience it offers, along with the way it looks, for a long time to come.

Whatever your needs may be, Pacific Garage Doors Inc. is sure to find a door that fits you. If you’re ready to take the next step to having a new garage door, contact us today at!

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