There is a reason that most homeowners constantly review, develop and improve on their home. We all want to better ourselves and improving our home is a great way to see our successes in life. Whilst the list of things to work on and buy can often seem endless, there is something that is often not that high on the list; Garage Doors. They may not be the most exciting things in the world, however changing the look and functionality of your garage door allows you to use the garage in a different way. Whether you are on a budget or not there are some standard things that you should ask yourself when looking for a new door for your garage. Below are some things that are extremely important.
Garage Door
Garage Door

What style of Garage Door do you want to go for?

As with anything, there are many different things that you will need to research and decide upon. Garage Doors have developed over recent years and there are now more and more styles to choose from to suit your needs from a garage. Taking the time to understand what you want from your new garage door is key. Yes, one of the main reasons is from an aesthetical point of view but it is also important to make sure from a practical point of view you have thought about the implications of the new door. 


Sectional Garage Doors are one of the most common garage doors out there – The doors are extremely well insulated and are a great choice if security and safety is the priority when choosing your new garage door. These doors are made to measure so will fit extremely with your garage.

Side Hinged

Side Hinged Garage Doors are great to completely change the way that you see and use your Garage. As the name suggests, the garage door is split into two sides – one half becomes a fully functioning door the other is like your standard garage. This is a great way to use your garage as a games room, usable room or man cave! Whilst not only improving practical use of garages, side hinged garage doors also look great and are very secure! 

What Style/Finish are you after?

Taking time to research the range of styles and colours available for the garages you like the look of is a very important step. Colours range the whole RGB spectrum and if you are after a sleek modern feel then dark greys are the way to go. If you are after something more traditional white is one of the most common options. There are also a range of doors based on the look and feel of wooden doors. Decograin is a common alternative for those who do not want the hassle of a wooden door but like the way it looks.  

Who are some of the main Brands?

Now that you have begun to think about the style, finish and colour of your new door you now need to begin thinking about which brand you want to purchase. This comes down to your subjective opinion on different finishes of the doors. Taking time to research and view doors in person will help you come to a conclusion. Some of the main brands to consider are Select Garage Doors providing a range of highly durable and high-quality garage doors – Hormann complete with a range of different styles perfect for any home environment. 

Have fun when choosing your garage door and try to see as many in person as you possibly can! We wish you the best of luck.

About the author

Chase Garage Doors provide a range of Garage Door Repairs and Installations across the Midlands. They are well known for installing a range of great Garage Doors in Telford. They enjoy educating potential customers on the range of doors out there and also advising people on what’s best based on their needs.