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How To Choose The Best Garage Door For Your Home

Residential garage doors come in many different styles, materials, and sizes. There are a few key things to keep in mind when shopping for a new garage door. The first is to know the size of your garage opening. This will dictate the size and type of door you need. The second is to decide on the material you want your door to be made from. common options include wood, steel, aluminum, and fiberglass. The third is to choose a style that compliments the look of your home. There are many different styles to choose from, so take your time browsing until you find one that you love.

To help you make the decision best for your home, Priority Garage Doors has extended their expertise into this buying guide to help you decide how to choose the best garage door for your home. These are the 5 factors to consider:

Garage Door Size 

Priority offers garage doors in a variety of sizes, and we also offer garage door collections that accommodate custom sizing. If you are unsure about the measurements, a team member of ours will accurately measure to ensure the perfect size garage door that is right for you.

Garage Door Material 

The material you choose for your garage door should factor in a combination of style, maintenance, and durability. We offer amunminum, fiberglass, steel, and vinyl, so there is a material that can suit any preferences and accommodate all considerations.

The Garage Door Finish

Choose the garage door finish you’ve always wanted. The options are virtually endless! A finish can increase your home’s curb appeal and boost overall value. Also, the climate in your area has a large impact on what type of finishes hold up the best. A knowledge member at Priority can advise you on what will work well to withstand Mother Nature.

Aluminum Garage Doors

  • Lightweight: makes it easier to install and less stressful on the components of your garage door opener
  • Corrosion-resistant: Aluminum naturally resists corrosion, making it ideal anywhere natural or industrial sources of corrosion might be a factor.
  • Recyclable: aluminum garage doors can be made of recycled materials and recycled again at the end of their service life.
  • Low-maintenance: you can simply spray down aluminum and not expect any problems.
  • Usually less expensive than other metals, a good option if you’re on a budget
  • Clean, modern look: Infuse indoor and outdoor spaces, enhancing your home’s glass expanses and patios
  • Softer: aluminum is easy to emboss and design, giving you more options for your home. 

Fiberglass Garage Doors

  • Extremely lightweight and malleable material 
  • Sturdy and durable, highly resistant to denting
  • Low-maintenance 
  • Not at risk of chipping, warping, or rotting
  • Entirely rust-proof
  • Sleek, Clean Appearance
  • Faux-wood finish
  • Variety of pre-set colour options.

Steel Garage Doors

  • Extremely sturdy
  • Low-maintenance
  • Not at risk of chipping, warping, or rotting
  • Sleek, Clean Appearance 
  • Faux-wood finish
  • Customization options. Steel garage door types can accommodate a range of panel designs, window designs and hardware.
  • Wide range of colour options. Steel can easily be repainted 
  • Available in single, double or triple-layered
  • Insulated or insulated 

Vinyl Garage Doors

  • Very Durable: sturdy, highly resistant to damage, long-lasting
  • Weather Resistant: highly versatile, entirely rust-proof, won’t warp or rot in humid conditions, UV-resistant finish ensures the colour doesn’t fade due to sun exposure
  • Minimal Maintenance: Vinyl requires only sporadic washing with soap and water.
  • Insulation: can be packed with highly insulating materials 
  • Appearance: clean, sleek look and offer various customization options. This includes different panel designs, window options, available in various shades of white and beige
  • Affordable Cost: better investment in the long run

Garage Door Windows

A garage door with windows adds character and is an inviting feature to any house. Windows are a unique addition while also increasing the home’s curb appeal. In addition, no more floundering in the dark looking for a light switch thanks to the influx of natural light. Garage door windows can match any home’s style because of the plethora of customizable and design options available. For those in Ottawa who live in high-wind areas, selecting impact resistant glass will do wonders!


The cost of a garage door depends on a variety of factors, including material, hardware, number of doors and sizes, style, insulation and more.  When choosing a budget, homeowners must decide their primary focus: aesthetic appeal, insulation, durability, noise level, internal temperature, energy efficiency, and/or curb appeal.

When you’ve found a garage door you’ll love for your home, contact the team at Priority to get a free estimate and let us begin installing today!

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Replacing your garage door is a big decision. Not only are you choosing a new look for your home, but you’re also selecting a functional piece that will last for years to come. When it comes to style, there are endless possibilities. Whether you’re looking for a traditional door or a modern one, there’s sure to be a style that fits your home. Now it’s time to get a free quote. At our website, you can get a free quote in minutes by entering your information online or by calling us directly. We’ll help you select the perfect garage door for your home and budget.

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