There are many choices available to you when it’s time for a garage door replacement. Make the best selection to reflect your style, needs, and budget that will increase your home value and overall curb appeal. There are some practical and visual considerations to keep in mind. I’ve outlined these five important things to know when you are looking for a garage door on your own below.


The first place that I recommend starting is with this checklist. We’ve created this to help capture all of the important information that is needed for you to begin looking for a new garage door. This can be an overwhelming process, and we’ve kept that in mind with this helpful resource. It covers every decision that you need to think through, from size to style, and all of the additional add-on accessory options available. Although there are a lot of choices to be made, I think you will find that once your personality is represented, it’s simply a matter of pulling it all together.


There are many different styles and types of garage doors available. The designs offer a wide variety, allowing you to choose a garage door that compliments your unique style. Here are some great tips to look for on your own:

  • Select a material that reflects your lifestyle.
  • Make sure to choose a garage door that will fit.
  • Determine the insulation that meets your needs.

When you decide that it is time for a garage door replacement, these are important considerations that will help determine your next steps. Keep the overall theme and function of your home in mind when making these selections. The process is simple, and if you are prepared from the beginning it will make your choices even easier.


Your preferences will drive the overall cost of a new garage door. There are certain options that may cost more, but in the long run will save you money and add value. Determine which features you cannot live without and where you are willing to compromise. Construction and architectural elements have the biggest impact. In general, steel garage doors are the least expensive. Wood doors tend to be a higher price point. With the variety available, there is a garage door that can fit your home and budget.


If you are considering doing a garage door replacement on your own, also keep the installation process in mind. This includes the track, opener, hanging of the new garage door, and disposing of the old one. Safety is important, and should not be overlooked. If you’re just not comfortable tackling this on your own, assign the job to an experienced professional.


Once you’ve determined what type of garage door you want to buy, the last step is where. It’s very common for homeowners to purchase through a professional installation company. You will get more personal service and attention with a dealer. Not all dealers are created equal, so make sure that you are choosing wisely.

Choose the Perfect Garage Door

When you’re ready to explore the garage door replacement possibilities, we’re here to help. If you’re still not sure what’s for you, visit one of our four showroom locations in Central Minnesota. Our team is dedicated to help you find the perfect fit to function your needs