Garage Door Hunt

With the days feeling longer and the sun going down later, spring offers the perfect opportunity to give the outside of your home a little boost. Whether you’re looking for a new modern glass garage door to enhance your beach home in Kelowna, or thinking about a carriage house garage door for your traditional home in Winnipeg, these five things should be considered before making any purchase.

1. Do you need a new garage door?

There are lots of reasons homeowners decide to buy a new garage door, such as it’s broken, damaged, or simply dated. But sometimes, a repair or paint job is all that’s needed to give your existing door new life.

If you’re not sure whether your door needs to be replaced, a professional can help you determine its fate with a garage door inspection.

2. What do you use your garage for?

Do you park your vehicle inside your garage? Do you use it to store sporting equipment or other recreational vehicles like a motorcycle, snowmobile, or ATV? Or do you use it for extra living space, such as a gym or home office?

If you use your garage year-round for more than storage, you’ll want to get a garage door with a high R-value for better insulation.

3. Establish a budget

Knowing what you’re willing to pay ahead of time can help your reputable garage door sales associate find options that offer the features you want at a price you can afford.

 4. Know your design options

Garage doors come in a wide variety of styles, colours, and materials, which can make it hard to know which door will suit your home best. Fortunately, there are ways to see what looks best before committing.

Creative Door's website showcases our lage selection of doors. You can even upload a photo of your current door into our Wayne Dalton Design Centre to compare the various door materials and styles to find what you like best.

Related: How Different Garage Doors Add Curb Appeal to Your Home

5. Get your garage door professionally installed

You may think doing it yourself will save you time and/or money. But the truth is, it’s harder (and more dangerous) than it looks. Properly installing a garage door requires special tools, skills, and experience. Done wrong, you could end up with a damaged door or even worse, serious injury.

Creative Door has trained professionals who will install your garage door safely and efficiently, saving you worry and unexpected hassles in the future.

TIP: Make sure to get your door maintained every six to 12 months to extend the life of your garage door and keep it operating its very best.

Creative Door is Western Canada’s largest garage door dealer, offering an extensive selection of residential garage and commercial overhead doors, plus installation, maintenance, and repair services so your home and your investment are always protected.

If you’re in need of some design tips in Calgary or repairs or service in Saskatoon, we have a location ready to serve you. Request service today.

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