Kansas City Residential Garage Doors Company Offers Tips for Potential Buyers

As a Kansas City area homeowners, unless you have purchased residential garage doors in the past you probably have no idea of the options available to you today, the various designs and materials they’re constructed of, price, etc.  At Builders Overhead Doors, we want to make it easier for you.

 

You know that garage doors protect your vehicles and add a sense of security for your home as well as curb appeal, but what else do you need to know?  Consider these factors when shopping.

 

Design.  When it comes to design, all are not created equal.  Take into account exterior details of your home such as window and door shape and size, the architectural style of your home, and other details.  Your garage doors should actually complement the design of your home and add to the curb appeal, not stick out like a sore thumb!

 

Insulation needs.  During the winter season, temperatures in the Kansas City area can get downright chilly.  Residential garage doors come in insulated and non-insulated varieties, and several factors dictate which you should choose.  For instance, if there is a room above the garage such as a bedroom or the garage is attached to your home, you will need an insulated door to help conserve energy and block out outside noise.  If your garage is detached from your home, you may want to consider a non-insulated door as it will cost a bit less.

 

Maintenance.  Depending on your preference, steel or wood garage doors are both good choices, but wood doors typically require painting or staining every few years.  Wood doors generally offer a bit more character, warmth, and design options, however steel doors are great for those who want little or no maintenance.

 

Other factors.  Have small children or intend to use your garage as a workshop?  You may want to consider a heavier material (such as heavy gauge steel) that’s insulated to reduce to occurrence of dents or dings in the door caused by bicycles, children’s balls, etc.

 

Budget.  We realize that many people today live on a shoe-string budget.  Residential garage doors generally range in price from several hundred dollars to several thousand.  Depending on materials, design and size of the door you need, it’s highly likely that you can find one that will work for its intended purpose and enhance the beauty of your home while staying on budget.

 

At Builders Overhead Doors, we are the Kansas City residential garage doors company dedicated to meeting all of your needs!  We offer the most trusted brands in the industry include Genie, LiftMaster, Clopay and C.H.I.  Call us today!

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