5 Basic Choices in Garage Doors

If you are buying a new garage door, you have many options to consider. Garage doors may seem simple, but there are choices to make when you want to get the best door for your budget. Here are five basic features you will need to consider when buying a new garage door.

  1. Material. Wood, steel, aluminum or glass? Solid wood and steel are popular options, both durable and dependable. Glass on a metal frame is more expensive, but, it can offer beauty and light while adding value to your home. Aluminum can be budget-friendly and versatile, but less durable.
  2. Windows. Adding windows can be a nice way to allow natural light into the garage and add style to your garage’s appearance. You can choose frosted or tempered glass for security and safety.
  3. Insulation. Good insulation can save you money on energy costs while helping keep your garage climate controlled and sound proofed.
  4. Style. You can choose from carriage-style doors, panel designs and many other styles for your garage door. There are many more options than ever before to add beauty and curb appeal as well as function.
  5. Storm preparedness. You want to garage that can weather the storms in your region. If high winds are a possibility, choose garage doors with hurricane or high-wind resistance rating to protect your home.

Not all garage doors are the same. There are many features available that can impact the function and style of your new door. Talk with your local garage door experts about all the options available to ensure you get a garage door that will add value to your home while fitting under your budget.

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Habpro Garage Doors
Dacula, GA 30019
770-985-3355

4 Reasons to Add Windows to Your Next Garage Door

Are you considering updating your garage door or doors? As one of the first features people see on your home, garage doors can help enhance the beauty of your home and are a vital component for convenience, safety and security. One feature that may be missing on your garage doors is windows. Here are four reasons why you should consider opting for windows on your next garage door upgrade.

  1. Aesthetics. Garage door windows can enhance the design and style, giving you a chance to improve your curb appeal. There are many options to choose from that can create a beautiful appearance for your home and garage.
  2. Safety. Garages without windows can be dark and dangerous. Windows let in light, so even when a bulb goes out or there is a power outage, you can still safely navigate through your garage.
  3. Natural light. Using only electric lights can make your garage feel like a dungeon. Natural light from garage door windows creates a more enticing atmosphere in your garage. You can reduce the need to keep a light on in the garage all the time, saving money on your electricity bills.
  4. View. With windows, you can see whether there is anything or anybody outside your garage doors without opening them. This can prevent accidents and help with security for your home.

If you are concerned that windows on your garage door will let people peek inside your garage, talk to your dealer about options for glass that lets in light, but obstructs the view. There are options to fit all your needs, while still gaining the benefits of adding windows to your new garage doors.

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Habpro Garage Doors
Dacula, GA 30019
770-985-3355

5 Features to Consider When Buying a New Garage Door

When replacing a garage door, you have an opportunity to improve the function, security and beauty of this important component of your home and garage. While price is always a determining factor, there are features that may be worth considering when choosing your next door. Here are five features that you may want to look at when researching which garage door to purchase.

  1. Insulation. A well-insulated garage door can be beneficial for sound-proofing and energy efficiency. Consider going with a higher-rated insulation for the best function.
  2. Design. Your garage door is one of the first features that people see when they come to your home. Get a design that enhances your curb appeal and adds beauty to your home.
  3. Windows. Windows can let light into your garage and add a stylish look to your home. However, consider security; it is often a good idea to use glass that lets in light, but does not allow intruders to look inside your garage.
  4. Metal or wood? There are several material types to consider, either made from metal or wood. Research the different options and the pros and cons of each to find the best fit for your needs.
  5. Wind-resistance. In some areas of the country, wind-resistance is very important in a garage door. Make sure you get a sturdy door that is rated for the highest wind speeds that can be expected in your geological region.

There is more to choosing a new garage door than just price. Talk to your local garage door company to find the best option to add security, beauty and value to your home.

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Habpro Garage Doors
Dacula, GA 30019
770-985-3355

Windows or No Windows: A Garage Door Dilemma

It is time to replace your garage doors and there are many factors to consider. Insulation, wind-resistance, style and materials are all options to decide upon, but there is one other feature to think about – windows or no windows.  There are pros and cons to both. Here is a breakdown to help you narrow down your decision.

Window Pros

Windows can add an element of style to your garage doors. Your garage doors are one of the first features people notice when they approach your home. There are several options to choose from when it comes to windows to add beauty to your garage doors.

In addition to style, windows allow natural light into your garage. You can choose clear or colored glass, giving you light while improving the look of the doors.

Window Cons

Windows on your garage doors look beautiful, but they do create some issues. Number one, windows can break during hail storms or when kids are playing with flying objects – consider break-resistant glass. Another issue is security. Windows offer a glimpse into your garage for possible intruders; you can restrict this with bubbled or colored glass. Windows can allows reduce the insulation or sound-proofing qualities of an insulated door.

When it comes to deciding whether to choose windows for your garage doors, it comes down to personal taste and priorities. Talk to your garage door installation company about the window options that are available. You may be able to find garage doors that have windows offering many of the pros with features to mitigate the cons. Discuss your concerns with your garage door professionals to find the right garage door that will meet your needs.

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Habpro Garage Doors
Dacula, GA 30019
770-985-3355