How To Choose A Garage Door?

Are you looking to upgrade your garage door? Or are you building a new garage and need to choose a door to install? When it comes to choosing a garage door, there are many options available on the market. With different styles, designs and colours to choose from. Deciding on which one to have for your garage is a personal choice. The ultimate decision is yours. However, there are a few things you need to consider when deciding. This can help you to narrow down the options and decide on the perfect garage door.

Here are some tips:


One of the first considerations is budget. Knowing what you are willing to spend on a new garage door will help you to narrow down your options significantly. There are always going to be options that are outside of your budget and by determining these early on, it helps you to avoid disappointment.
The cost will vary based on a number of things including the material it is made out of, the style that you choose and also the colour.
Knowing your budget before you start looking at garage doors means that you can look at ones that are within your budget and make the process a lot quicker.


Another thing to consider when choosing your garage door is what the garage will be used for. Will you be driving your car in and out of the garage each day? Will it be used for storage? Or will it be converted into a living space.
The use of your garage can help you to determine which style to choose. If you are using your garage for your car, an automatic roller door might be the best option. Whereas if you are using it as a living space you may opt for a door that has window panels in it.
Choosing a door that has the optimal functionality for your needs to something you should consider.


Traditionally garage doors were a steel roller door that retracted when you wanted to open it. However, there are many more styles available now. These styles can be made from different materials, which is something you need to consider when deciding which roller door you would like.

The different materials also come with different price tags. If you are wanting a more traditional roller door, these are more budget friendly. Whereas if you want a wooden roller door, these can become more costly depending on the wood and the style of the door.

At Purple Patch Doors we have a range of garage doors to suit all styles and budgets.

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Before getting too attached to one type of garage door, it is a good idea to measure your door space and know the dimensions. You may find that certain styles can only be made in standard sizes.
Or, you may be able to get the style you want, but it may need to be custom-made (meaning there would be a longer wait time)
Knowing the dimensions of your door opening can also help the team at Purple Patch Doors to help recommend the best options for the space.

The aesthetics

The last thing you want is to have a garage door installed that stands out like a sore thumb. You want to have something that looks the part and matches in with your home. Your garage door will be one of the first things people notice when they go past your house.
Think about the aesthetics and what is going to suit the look and feel of the front of your home.

Purple Patch Doors are here to help you with all your garage door needs. From roller doors to panel doors, we have a range to suit all budgets and design needs.
Get in touch with the team today to discuss your needs, options and what we recommend. From there, we can organise the installation and set up of your new garage door for you.


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