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People often ask us questions about their residential garage doors in New Orleans, LA. Of course, we are happy to help whenever we can. Here are several commonly asked questions:

  • Which are better, steel or aluminum doors?

If the garage door is less than 12 ft. wide, there is not a big difference in the weight; however anything bigger may be easier to lift if you have an aluminum garage door because the door itself – as well as the parts – is more lightweight.

  • Is my garage door storm proof?

The garage door can be one of the most vulnerable areas of your home in case of a hurricane. The entire garage door can be ripped off or blown off the hinges. Knowing this and because we are a Louisiana garage door company, we offer many heavy-duty garage doors with highly rated steel or aluminum reinforcement. Ask your homeowner’s insurance carrier for their minimum requirements to choose the best garage door for your LA home.

  • What maintenance is required after installing my garage door?

We recommend checking regularly for the rollers, tracks, hinges, and screws to make sure everything is tight and working smoothly. Clean out debris underneath doors.

  • How can I pay for my garage door replacement?

American Garage Door does offer financing to qualified customers. Check out our financing solutions to learn more.

  • What does “R-Value” Mean When Referring to a Garage Door?

R-Value of a garage door refers to the insulation properties. The higher the “R-Value” of the garage door, the better it is insulated and generally speaking, the more it costs. Lower priced doors also have a lower R-value and thickness.

  • What are the headroom, side room and backroom of a garage?

These terms are garage door lingo that talks about the amount of space in your garage interior between the top of the garage door to the ceiling. Side room measures the distance between the walls of the garage inside to the doors, whereas the backroom is the length of your garage from back to front. These terms mean more when you are installing a new garage door in New Orleans because it can help you choose the best size for your garage space.

  • Can my garage door be painted?

Most types of garage door materials can be painted with a premium quality outdoor latex paint. Do not use oil based paint. Just like the exterior of your home, the garage door can look good with a spruce-up. Fiberglass, steel, wood and aluminum garage doors are all fair game.

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American Garage Door provides full service garage door installation, maintenance and repairs in greater New Orleans including Metairie, Kenner, Mandeville, Covington, Madisonville, Slidell as well as Picayune and Gulfport MS.