Tips for Choosing a New Garage Door

A garage door is often a part of your home that is overlooked—that is, until it stops working. But if you’re in the market for a new garage door, you have a lot of options to choose from! With all the customizable and energy efficient models out there, we understand if you’re feeling a little overwhelmed with shopping for a new garage door. That’s why we’ve rounded up our best tips for choosing a new garage door for your convenience.

Do you need a new garage door?

One of the best ways to make sure

your new garage door fits all of your style and functionality needs is to identify any issues you have with your current garage door. Does it clash with the style of your house? Does it make too much noise when opened and closed? Does it do a poor job of keeping your garage cool during the summer and warm during the winter? No matter what issue you have with your current garage door, we’re confident that our garage door technicians can provide you with an upgraded replacement garage door.

Visit a garage door showroom.

If you haven’t been in the market for a new garage door

in a few years, chances are you have no idea what your options even are. Garage door technology has most likely come a long way since you bought your last garage door. Visiting a garage door showroom will allow

you to compare garage door models side by side and get an idea of what style garage door you’re interested in. Additionally, most garage door show rooms are staffed with trained and certified garage door professionals that can answer any questions you have. If you live in the central Ohio area, The Hamilton Parker Company has garage door showrooms in Columbus, Ohio and Delaware, Ohio.

Select your garage door design.

This is the fun part! There are a lot of elements that go into garage door design, including:

  • Garage door type (overhead, swing-up, roll-up,


  • Garage door style (carriage, modern, contemporary, custom)
  • Garage door color
  • Garage door material (wood, steel, fiberglass, plastic)
  • Window accents
  • Hardware accents (door handles, hinges)
  • Weather resistant features (insulation, water proof seals)

Schedule an in-home garage door consultation to get an estimate.

If you’re planning on having a new garage door installed, you should schedule an in-home garage door consultation with a garage door professional. A garage door expert can take any measurements necessary and answer any of your questions, in addition to providing you with an estimate once the consultation is over. If you live in the Columbus, Ohio or nearby area, The Hamilton Parker Company will come to your home at no cost or obligation for an in-home garage door consultation and estimate. Our professional garage door experts will come to your home and show you our garage door samples, measure your garage door opening and provide you with detailed estimates on the many garage doors we offer.

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