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When you’re ready to buy a new garage door, you may have a lot of questions—and you should! There are many factors to consider when picking out a garage door for installation.

The best questions to ask are those that take into consideration your needs, budget, and aesthetic preferences. Here are some important questions to ask yourself and your Amega sales representative.

What’s My Budget?

The first thing you should ask yourself before starting the garage door-buying process is what you would like your budget to be. Your budget will be a driving force for many of your decisions like material, style, opener system, and more. 

So, right off the bat, determine how much you’re willing to spend on your new garage door, including installation and any additional features or accessories.

What Material Should I Choose?

Garage doors come in various materials such as steel, wood, aluminum, and fiberglass. When choosing which material is right for your home, consider the material’s durability, maintenance requirements, and appearance.

What Style of Garage Door Do I Want?

After you have picked out the material, you’ll then need to decide on a style of garage door. This is often chosen based on the style of your home and what will give your exterior the most curb appeal. 

Some popular garage door styles include skyline flush, shoreline, planks, sterling, overlay carriage house, stamped carriage house, accents woodtones, raised panel, stamped shaker, and more.

Can I Customize the Design or Features?

At Amega, we’ve partnered with C.H.I. Overhead Door to provide you with their interactive Door Vision tool. This awesome tool gives you the ability to customize your own garage door before making any final decisions on material, style, and color. 

Once you have a design you love, bring it to our sales team and we’ll handle the rest! We can also assist with the design if you need suggestions or expert ideas. 

Do I Need Insulation?

Insulation for your garage isn’t always necessary, but if you plan to use it as a workspace throughout the year—especially during winter—insulation is something you should include. 

An insulated garage door can also help with energy efficiency because less warm or cool air will escape out of your home while the heat or air conditioning is running. 

What Safety Features Are Important?

A secure home starts with a safe garage door. Today’s garage door openers include safety features like auto-reverse mechanisms, motion sensors, and tamper-resistant technology to protect your family and belongings

Talk to your Amega sales team about the garage door openers and which safety features they recommend you include before you begin the installation process.

What Opener System Do I Want?

At Amega, we’re a LiftMaster Premier dealer. We trust these openers for our customers because they’re safe, strong, and smart.

Within the LiftMaster opener options at Amega, you can choose from chain-driven, belt-driven, or screw-driven garage door openers. The deciding factor for an opener is generally based on door style, location (is the garage under a bedroom or free-standing), the weight of the door, and of course, budget. 

Contact Amega Today! We Can Answer Your Questions

Taking the time to ask these questions and thoroughly research your options will help you make an informed decision when buying a new garage door. At Amega, we know how important this investment is to your home’s functionality and appearance.

Reach out today to ask us all your questions and schedule your garage door installation!