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How to Choose a Garage Door

after carriageLike anything when it comes to home renovations, picking the right garage door ultimately comes down to your desired style and aesthetics. Once you have narrowed down your design – the rest can be easy. If you are struggling with narrowing down the options or don’t know which style would complement your home best – you’ve come to the right place.

A Garage the Neighbors Envy

Let’s face it, garage doors can be…well, boring. But they don’t have to be! Your garage door says a statement about your home whether you like it or not and is often the first thing your neighbors – or potential buyers – look at. The right choice can elevate your entire exterior from bland to grand.

The Main Things to Consider When Choosing a Garage Door

Unlike choosing a throw pillow or new curtains, choosing a garage door requires some thought. Sure, aesthetics are important, but functionality, material, and even insulation all play a role. Don’t worry, though! Here are some things we recommend to our customers when designing their garage doors.

Architecture Style

A modern house might call for a sleek, contemporary steel door, while a craftsman bungalow would benefit from the warmth of a wood or wood-composite option. Think about the overall feel you want to create: classic and timeless, or modern and edgy?


In just the last 20 years or so, garage door manufacturers have stepped up their game. There are many materials to choose from, like steel, aluminum, wood, and even glass. Steel doors are durable, low-maintenance, and come in a wide variety of styles and colors. Wood offers a timeless look but requires more upkeep. All materials have options for insulation, windows, and other design preferences.


Next, think about how you’ll be using your garage. Do you need a quick and easy entry point? An automatic opener with safety sensors is a must-have. Is storage space a concern? Consider a door with high headroom for taller vehicles or additional shelving.

Insulation and Those Envy-Worthy Extras

Whether you live in a hot or cold climate – or a bit of both (hello, PA), insulation is a must. A well-insulated garage door can significantly improve your home’s energy efficiency, especially if the garage is attached to your living space – this will keep your garage heated in the winter and cool in the summer, making it a space you can use year-round.

Modern garage doors come with a surprising array of options, from decorative windows to carriage house hardware. Consider adding a pop of color with a bold paint choice or a unique design element to truly personalize your space.

30 Years of Experience with Garage Door Design

Choosing a garage door might seem daunting, but with a little planning – and the right company – it can be a fun and rewarding experience. Our team at Suburban Overhead Doors has been helping customers design the functional, beautiful garage doors of their dreams for the last 30 years, and we don’t plan on stopping any time soon! Get a quote today with our knowledgeable staff and get ready to make the neighbors green with envy.

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Our Garage Door Services

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We offer professional services and repairs on virtually every make or model of garage door and opener.
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Suburban Overhead Doors is dedicated to making the installation process an easy and enjoyable experience for homeowners.

Emergency Services

Our Emergency Garage Door service provides reliable and efficient 24/7 solutions for any unexpected malfunctions.​

Frequently Asked Questions

Here’s a list of garage door repairs and other services we can help with:

  • Garage door installation
  • Repair of garage door openers
  • Garage door opener replacements
  • Garage door spring replacements
  • Repair of commercial operators
  • Garage door replacement


You can count on our precision door service to get your overhead door working again!

We recommend having your garage door serviced at least once a year. Our preventative maintenance includes lubricating the door’s moving parts, tightening nuts and screws, and regulating the spring tension.

This will ensure that your garage door is fully functional all year round! Having your door serviced regularly will also help to identify and address any potential issues, allowing you to nip the problem in the bud before it gets worse.

The most frequent cause of overhead doors that slam or are hard to close is a damaged, dysfunctional, or defective garage door spring.

Springs support the weight of your overhead door and produce adequate tension to allow for controlled descent. However, only strong, well-maintained components may create such tension. Our team will perform a quick garage door repair to get your door working as it should once more.

Before we arrive to install your new garage door, there are a few things you should do in preparation. First, you should move your car away from the door before any garage door repairs or installations. Then, we recommend cleaning up the garage floor and putting your children and pets in a safe place so they aren’t at risk of injury during the garage door installation.

If you have a damaged garage door in PA, or require the installation of a new one, you might be wondering whether we are the right company to handle the job. Here are a few reasons to choose us:

  • We provide great service, guaranteed!
  • Suburban Overhead Doors has been in the business for over 30 years.
  • We have experience dealing with a wide range of garage door problems, so you can count on us to deal with your garage with precision.
  • Customers know they can count on us as their garage door installers in Wayne, PA, because of our good reputation.
  • Need same-day service? We are the ones to call!

If you still have questions about our garage door repair services or would like a free estimate, we would be happy to help! Contact our garage door sales & services team for assistance!