Garage doors can come in many different sizes, styles, colors, and materials. When choosing the best garage door, here are three questions you'll want to ask yourself in order to pick the best one for your home.

How Much Maintenance Do You Want to Do?

Most of the maintenance required on a garage door depends on what kind of material it is made out of. For example, wood doors, which can look quite appealing, will require additional staining or painting. Classic steel doors require less maintenance but they may not be as attractive as wooden doors.

For those who like the look wood doors offer but don't want to do a lot of work to maintain it, fiberglass garage doors might be a good option. These types of doors are durable and come in a variety of different wooden looks. Another virtually maintenance-free type of garage door is one made out of vinyl. These types of garage doors don't rust and are dent-resistant.

What Type of Climate Do You Live In?

If you live in an area that is cold and snowy during the winter, you may want to invest in an insulated garage door. This is especially true if you are planning on spending time in your garage when it's cold outside. With an insulated garage door, when it's 20 degrees outside, it can actually be 42 degrees inside. While this doesn't seem very warm, consider not having an insulated garage door and the temperature inside the garage would only be about 30 degrees.

In parts of the country where it's super cold in the winter, some cars might not start if it's too cold in the garage. With an insulated garage door, you wouldn't have to worry about this as much. Even for those who don't live in cold areas, an insulated garage door can offer the following advantages:

  • A more energy efficient home (for attached garages)
  • Absorbs noise from the outside so it's quieter in the home
  • Usually have more layers which makes them stronger

How Much Do You Want to Pay?

If you want a higher quality garage door, you will have to fork out the money for one. It will be worth it in the long run as it will most likely last longer; plus, a higher quality door will add value to your home. On average, homeowners spend around $1,063 on their garage door. This amount includes the actual door and garage door installation.

For more information, contact a company like Edison Overhead Door.