Buying a New Garage Door

Buying a new garage door can be a fun process although it can seem overwhelming or difficult to know where to start. Because modern garage doors are made better than in previous years in terms of quality and price, you’ll get more “bang for your buck” when you buy new garage doors and opener systems in 2020. That’s why it’s important to see all the available options when you purchase garage door or opener systems for new installation.

From buying your new garage doors to having them professionally installed, see our step-by-step guide on how to prepare for new garage door installation.

1. Quality

When buying your new garage doors, you’re looking for the garage door to be made of a material that fits your individual needs. Most modern garage doors are made of steel, but there are plenty options when it comes to choosing the right garage door for your home. Wood, fiberglass, and aluminum are just a few of the many different materials used to construct residential garage doors. If you’re not sure which material best suits your needs, a garage door professional can help you determine the best options.

2. Price

Garage door prices vary from inexpensive to expensive depending on the type of garage door you’re looking for. A standard single new garage door price will range from $400-$600 and a standard double new garage door price will range from $800-$1000. Overhead garage door pricing is based on a various factors such as size, style, required hardware, and insulation options. Standard raised panel will be the best price garage doors. Modern garage door price (such as full view glass) will be significantly higher than a standard garage door but provides a more modern look and high quality durable materials.

3. Upgrades

Windows are a popular upgrade amongst buyers. There are many options available in regard to window placement and styling. Insulated garage doors are another common upgrade when buying garage doors. We offer double-layer vinyl back insulated garage doors (polystyrene), triple-layer steel back insulated garage doors (polystyrene), and triple-layer steel back garage doors with foam-injected polyurethane insulation (highest R-value. Wrought iron decorative hardware will add a touch of class to carriage style garage doors. Premium nylon rollers will allow your garage door to travel smoothly and quietly.

4. Opener System

It’s important to buy garage door opener systems that fit your personal needs and also work within the limitations of your current property. Chain drive opener systems are the industry standard in automatic opener systems. They are durable, reliable, and even come included with MyQ technology so you can access anywhere with a WiFi connection. Belt drive opener systems are ideal for applications where noise is of concern. Called ‘whisper drive’ motors, our belt drive openers are super quiet and more durable than our chain drive openers. Side-mount jackshaft opener systems are great for spaces with pipes, sprinklers, or any other objects overhead that could interfere with a standard garage door opener system.
By default, most garage door opener systems come included with 1 remote and 1 wall button. Additional remotes are available for purchase, as well as outdoor wireless keypads. Some of the more advanced opener systems on the market now come included with security cameras so you can see what’s happening in your garage at all times.

5. Installation

A typical garage door can be installed within 3 hours. An opener system will take about half of that time. We recommend having the first 10 feet of your garage cleared out at time of installation. When you buy garage door installation, you’re paying a flat labor rate (not taxed) determined by the size of your garage door and any additional labor that may be required to complete the installation. Having a garage door installed that you’ve previously purchased is also a service we offer. We accept cash/checks/credit cards (including AmEx) as forms of payment and our technicians have the ability to accept payments onsite.

6. Maintenance

By default, all our new garage doors and opener systems include a one year parts/labor warranty. We take great care of our customers and work hard to provide exceptional customer service. If you are having any issue with a newly installed garage door or opener system, please let us know and we will work to resolve the issue in a timely manner. We recommend servicing your garage door every 12 months, which includes tightening all moving parts and lubricating certain parts of your door and opener system.


In summary, buying a new garage door can seem like an overwhelming process, but hopefully this guide helps clear up any questions you may have. At Top Notch Garage Door, we pride ourselves on providing top notch service at reasonable rates.

If you have any further questions or concerns, we are here to help. Feel free to give us a call at 770-235-8189 or send us an email at [email protected].

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