What Type of Garage Door Is Right for My Home?


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Whether you already have a home and are ready to replace your outdated and dilapidated garage door, or if you’re building a home and need to make a decision about your home’s focal point, choosing the right garage door is a big decision. At Preferred Window & Door, we offer installation, repair, maintenance, and replacement of multiple residential garage door types, including steel garage doors, wood garage doors, and carriage doors.

Steel Garage Doors

Steel garage doors are probably the most popular garage door type, and are used in both homes and commercial businesses across South Cook County and Lake County. The reason for the steel garage door’s popularity is that steel is both a highly durable material, offering extra protection for homeowners, as well as the fact that it is very resistant to weather, including high humidity levels. Steel doors are also available in a variety of styles, making them a preference for many.

Wood Garage Doors

Wood garage doors are beautiful, and are often desirable for the unique façade that they provide and the antiquated feel that they bring to a home. When new and well-maintained, these doors can quickly add value to a home. However, wood garage doors do have some concerns: first of all, they can be much more expensive than other garage door types. Further, they are also typically less resistant to harsh weather and moisture.

Carriage Style Garage Doors

Carriage style garage doors are different from other garage door types in that instead of opening overhead as most garage doors do, they open wide. The traditional look is a favorite amongst many homeowners, especially with the knowledge that despite the antique look, carriage doors can still be automatic. Carriage doors come in a variety of different price points, and can be used for stand-alone and detached garages as well.

How to Choose the Garage Door That’s Right for You

When you’re choosing the right garage door, there are a number of considerations to make, ranging from your budget to your preferred style to the area in which you live. At Preferred Window & Door, we can help you to make an informed decision that is right for your home and your pocket book.

To get a free quote and to speak with one of our experienced service professionals now, call us today at 708-895-3667. We have been working in South Cook County, Illinois and Lake County, Indiana for more than 20 years!

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