How to Choose a New Garage Door


Are you in the market for a new garage door? Installing a new garage door comes with lots of benefits in both form and function. In terms of form, a new garage door goes a long way towards increasing your home’s curb appeal. Think about how much visual space your garage door occupies, and it’s easy to see how much you stand to improve your home’s aesthetic with a new door. In terms of function, new garage doors can come with new features like remote opening and closing, and insulation to keep the garage warmer and more comfortable during the winter.

In this week’s blog, we’ll talk about some things to consider when choosing a new garage door, so you can make the right choice for your home.


What should you consider when choosing a new garage door for your home?

How to Choose a New Garage Door




Garage doors come in a huge variety of design styles. Are you looking for something simple and understated? Or something a little more eye-catching? No matter what your preference, there’s sure to be a design style that suits your taste.

Panels are one of the most common design features, which add depth and texture to the door. Windows can also be added to the door to allow natural light into the garage during the day.

We install Clopay garage doors, and you can see their various designs here.



Garage doors also come in a wide variety of materials, including vinyl, fiberglass, wood, faux wood, aluminum, and steel. Each has its own pros and cons, but in terms of all-around value it’s hard to beat vinyl garage doors. See our blog on vinyl garage doors for more information.



The majority of garage doors sold today come with an insulating layer of polystrene or polyurethane foam. The manufacturer will provide the R-value rating of the garage door. The higher the R-value, the better its insulating properties.

Why do you want insulation in a garage door? Most importantly, it helps stabilize the temperature in the garage, making it more comfortable year-round. Also, it gives additional strength to the door and lessens noise during operation.

Learn more about the insulation values of Clopay garage doors here.

Learn More About Installing a New Garage Door

To learn more about new garage doors, contact Schaefer Siding and Exteriors today. We’ve been installing garage doors in Pennsylvania and the Delmarva area since 1977. We’re both VSI certified and a CertainTeed 5-Star rated Contractor. Contact us today at 410-781-4028 or email us. You can also visit our website for more information.