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If you happen to be building or updating a home in Covington or Mandeville, LA, then choosing a garage door might seem like an afterthought. Most people focus on the exterior siding, landscaping, and walkways and overlook the garage doors as an afterthought. But when push comes to shove and the time comes, how do you know which doors are best?

First, it is important that your garage doors are done using materials that complement the style and structure of your home. Price is another consideration. Things to consider beyond choosing the garage doors that are most eye-appealing are:

  • Quality of the insulation & noise reduction
  • Panel style
  • Glass or no inserts
  • Materials
  • Craftsmanship and price
  • Durability
  • Security

If you buy cheap garage doors, please understand that cheaper doors are not always the best quality. Bargain prices usually mean your doors will come with problems or hassles, or perhaps they will only last a few years instead of decades. With proper maintenance, you can prolong the life of your American Garage Doors.

In order to choose the best garage doors for your home, you have to think about the factors above and then decide upon the design that makes the most sense, even factoring in whether or not you will be frequently opening and closing the garage door to park your vehicles. You can also enhance the garage doors to be most visually appealing by adding decorative hardware or by choosing doors that feature elegant glass panels (mini-windows), or wood if your home allows it.

There are as many garage door design styles available today – only limited by your imagination – as you prefer aluminum, wood, fiberglass, classic steel, vinyl, and more. Garage doors can be decorative and really add flair to the look of your house. You can also think about whether you want windows or not. Although some people prefer no windows, if you look at some of the styles we carry that feature windows, you can see how great of an impact they make on the overall exterior appearance of your residence. Garage door windows can transform a dingy garage into one that is brighter and more appealing. And if you spend a lot of time in your garage, then it will be well worthwhile to consider this easy way to provide natural lighting to your garage. Garage windows give you that “curb appeal” that can also make your home more resalable, should you ever choose to sell your Covington, LA home.

Another couple of considerations are the “workmanship” characteristics of the garage door. The springs, rollers, hinge, and counterbalance system plays a vital role in how your garage doors open and close. The garage door opener is not what makes your door go up and down, it is the components.

American Garage Door also offers financing to qualified buyers, so you don't have to break the bank upgrading your home!

Contact us today. Our specialists in Mandeville, Covington, or New Orleans, Louisiana will be happy to answer any of your questions.

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