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Things to Consider When Buying a Garage Door

Buying the perfect accents and accessories for your home is can be overwhelming, but it’s critical to maintaining the home’s style and value. It’s so important to pick what will match the best while also providing the necessary elements to fit your home. Picking the perfect garage door is no different. And with some many different options available to you, it can be hard to make your decision. 

With the help of BlackHawk Garage Door, you can find the perfect garage door for your home!

7 Things to Consider When Buying a Garage Door

7 Things to Consider When Buying a Garage Door

To be able to pick the best garage door, there are some things you need to keep in mind. 

  1. Home style. You obviously won’t want to pick a garage door that completely clashes with the style of your home. If you have a modern-style home, you’ll want a modern-style door. If you have a rustic home, you’ll want a rustic door. Consider a carriage-house-style door to enhance the beauty of a traditional home.
  2. Finish. Your garage door takes up a decent amount of the exterior of the home, so you’re going to want to pay attention to the finish. Now, you can use the garage door to make a statement with a unique color or design, or you can pick a certain color to accent the home. Just make good use of the finish you choose. 
  3. Windows. Some garage doors have windows included and some don’t. Think about the windows and whether having them will affect your garage. Additionally, if you live in an area that experiences lots of high-wind-related storms, there are impact-resistant windows to consider. 
  4. Insulation. If you use your garage as a workspace of any kind, you should pay attention to the insulation. It can keep the heat or cold from coming in, which can save energy and money down the road. 
  5. Material. There are several different materials to choose from when it comes to a garage door. Most people will choose a material based on their own style preferences, but you should consider other needs, such as durability, when selecting a garage door material. Consider the following choices:
    • Steel — Steel is a highly durable option for garage doors, and it can be manufactured with the beauty and symmetry of wood. It’s also available in a variety of finishes.

    • Traditional Wood— There’s really no substitute for the luxury of a handcrafted wood door in hemlock, redwood, or cedar to make your home stand out. 

    • Glass— For a sleek, modern aesthetic and a bright, airy space, consider glass-paneled doors.

    • Classic aluminum — These standard garage door have persisted for a reason. They offer a great balance of quality and value that complements many home styles, and they’re affordable.

  6. Size. You will definitely need to pay attention to the door sizing. Most doors are similar heights of 7-8 feet. However, there are doors for one-car or two-car garages. You have the availability to have a taller door made if you need. Some homes have a three-car garage, but they use three separate doors. No matter your situation, you need to take precise measurements or better yet, work with a professional who will handle the technical aspects for you. Proper size is essential for both the fit and function of the door.
  7. Hardware used. We’ve previously mentioned high wind exposure. If you’re in an area that experiences lots of wind, you’ll want to find a heavier duty garage door. Also, you can’t forget about the tracks and other hardware for your garage door. You’ll want to really focus on these things for smooth operation and to ensure you aren’t making repairs or adjustments constantly. 

Picking a garage door is not as straightforward as picking a color and style that you like. There are many other factors to consider to make sure you find the perfect door that will perform properly for many years to come. 

Tips to Remember When Buying a Garage Door

In addition to the considerations listed above, some additional tips will help you find the garage door you’ll be happiest with. A home garage door is a significant investment, so it’s worth taking the time to make sure you’ve made the best possible choice. 

  1. Where do I live? It is so important to consider where you live when garage door shopping. If you live somewhere that is prone to hurricanes, you need a door that can withstand those high winds. If you live in an area that experiences extreme temperatures, investing in a more insulated door will make for a more comfortable garage in the hottest and coldest months.
  2. Curb appeal. Your home makes a personal statement about your design choices, and since it takes up so much space, your garage door is a big part of that. Complementing the design of your home is important, especially if there’s a chance you’ll sell the property in the future.
  3. Your budget. Garage doors are a higher-priced renovation project, so it’s important to balance quality with what you’ve allocated for the replacement door. Once you have settled on a number, a garage-door professional can show you options in your price range.
  4. Don’t forget about the maintenance. Some materials require more maintenance than others. A wooden door might require more upkeep than metal, for example. Ask your professional what’s involved. If a wood door will take more time that you can spare, you might want a steel door with a faux-wood finish.
  5. Installation.  Installing a garage door properly is just as important as choosing the right door. It’s a complex process not well-suited to DIY, so contact a professional to make sure your new door will operate smoothly and safely. We offer installation services for residential and commercial buildings in a number of areas. 

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Trust the Experts at BlackHawk Garage Door

At BlackHawk Garage Door, we can help you find the perfect garage door for your home or commercial building, and we can also install and maintain it properly. We can also help with repairs! Whether you need maintenance or repair for your garage door, door opener or the springs associated with your door, BlackHawk’s excellent techs have years of experience and will have your door running smoothly in no time. We can also help when it comes to your garage flooring with our polyurea floor coatings, which are slip-resistant. 

Trust the Experts at BlackHawk Garage Door

If you need any assistance or are interested in our products and services, you can give us a call at (715) 688-3200 or fill out the contact us form on our website. Let us help with your garage door needs today!


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Dorothy Marty
Dorothy Marty
15:11 08 Mar 22
Bryton Gunderson and his co-worker replace both garage doors. Showed up on time and finished in the time they said they would. Did a great job at installing and clean up was good. Highly recommend them!!
Deborah Lind
Deborah Lind
01:03 12 Feb 22
Jeremy was sent out to fix my garage door after the wheel came off the runner. and made it impossible to close. He assessed the situation and saw more issues causing problems. He was quick, knowledgeable, efficient, and polite. In this winter... weather, it was essential get this garage door fixed quickly and Blackhawk Garage Door sent a repairman as fast as they could. Thank you, Deborah Lind .read more
Ben Graf
Ben Graf
17:47 24 Jan 22
We hired BlackHawk to replace both of our garage doors. Anticipated start date for install was spot on and install went very smooth. Also had them install jackscrew openers a few months later and they installed them less than a week from my... initial phone call. Would highly recommend.read more
Craig Zuelke
Craig Zuelke
21:41 14 Jan 22
Jeremy arrived on-time even though the weather made driving difficult. He did a great job installing the new springs and keypad and explaining the functioning of the door. He was also very helpful in going over preventive maintenance and repair of... the weather seals. Excellent job!read more
john quest
john quest
05:09 02 Dec 21
Great installer. Ask for Bryton Gunderson to do your work He does great work.
Lois Peper
Lois Peper
20:14 20 Oct 21
Our new garage floor is beautiful, the installers, Davis Marshall and Kevin Graham were very meticulous, professional and friendly individuals. The area was thoroughly cleaned up afterwards and the job was completed exactly as predicted. We are... very impressed!read more
Julie Noyes
Julie Noyes
19:53 03 Sep 21
Jeremy was on time and really helpful with a solution for achieving a tight fit on my uneven garage floor. He got in touch with another installer close by and was able to get the parts he needed. He was patient and informative with all my... questions. Thank you!! The doors look great.read more
Rey of Sunshine Rey
Rey of Sunshine Rey
18:43 12 Feb 21
I started having issues with my old garage door openers a few years ago, each winter their performance got worse and worse, until finally one just died. I called several companies to get a quote over the phone. Blackhawk came in less than any... other companies I spoke with by over $100. Tom was a blast to converse with, asking detailed questions regarding the garage door openers I had at the time. Nate called me to schedule an install in a timely manner and when Tom stated her would. A pleasure to speak with and set up an appointment. I was expecting to wait a week at least. When he booked a tentative appointment for 2 days later ......I was elated. It was the coldest week so far this winter and I was so sick of parking outside in the subzero weather! Kyle and Colten showed up on time and both had smiles on their faces and were here and gone within 3 hours. Understand, they had to replace springs and had to install overhead rails etc as the previous opener was a wall mount type opener. They completely cleaned up their mess, briefly went over programming the new openers and were on their way. Thanks guys! You all rock!!!read more
Brent Haglund
Brent Haglund
20:54 05 Feb 21
Great company and great experience. Our garage door spring broke and within hours after talking with Nate their crew had the springs fixed, adjusted and door works perfectly. Thanks Blackhawk Garage Door and Nate!
Laura McNiff
Laura McNiff
20:19 02 Feb 21
The staff and crew at Blackhawk Garage Door were awesome. I have had them out twice in the past two weeks fixing broken springs and helping me to fix my door opener. They were very professional, timely, and most of all honest and trust worthy,... fixing a problem while giving honest answers. I would recommend them full heartedly. Thanks so much, Manny Krugread more
Sam Webber
Sam Webber
22:48 07 Jan 21
Had these guys fix a broken spring on one door and install an opener on another. Very knowledgeable and efficient techs. I will definitely be using them in the future and will recommend to friends. Big thanks to Nate, John, Colten, and Jordan!
David Feyereisen
David Feyereisen
11:51 03 Jan 21
John and Kyle put my garage doors in and did a FANTASTIC job. Great workmanship and great customer service. I highly recommend these guys. Thanks!!!!
Randy Prescott
Randy Prescott
15:58 29 Dec 20
Truely Excellent Service! I called on Monday evening about a broken garage door spring and they had a tech out to fix it up Tuesday morning. John, the tech they sent out was quiet, curtious and fast. He had the job done in about 30 minutes, Awesome!
Robert Schmitz
Robert Schmitz
22:16 17 Dec 20
Great service! The cable broke on my garage door at work...called mid morning and it was fixed before noon. Very efficient in their work and very professional. The customer service person that I talked to was very helpful and the technicians did a... great job. Would highly recommend them!read more
Scott Lee
Scott Lee
16:17 28 Aug 20
Blackhawk Garage Door was fantastic to work with when my garage door spring broke. When I called, Nate answered. He took care to understand my problem, he gave a clear estimate of the investment involved, and promptly scheduled a time for their... service crew to come and fix my issue. The 2-man crew came at their scheduled time, and replaced, and upgraded my spring setup in a quick and professional manner. They were in and out within about 45 minutes!! I would definitely do business again with Blackhawk Garage Door, and would refer them to my friends and family. 5-Star Rating, for sure.read more
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