Replacing a garage door can enhance the convenience of coming and going and increase your home’s curb appeal. It is also considered one of the most valuable improvement projects to complete should you choose to sell at a future date. According to last year’s Cost vs. Value Report conducted by Remodeling, investing in local garage door installation allows homeowners to see a significant return on investment, with nearly 94 percent of their costs recouped upon a home’s sale.

Whether you prefer traditional steel or contemporary full view, there are various materials for you to consider when shopping for a new garage door, all of which you can visualize using an online door designer. In addition, the potential for customization is virtually endless, allowing you to choose everything from the door’s design to its hardware so that it suits your specific style preferences. Of course, you may also want to consider a new automatic opener – perhaps even a smart model – at this time to further improve the system’s operational experience.

In addition to delivering a substantial return on investment, you can realize many other benefits when upgrading your garage door, depending on the specifications you select during the design process. That is particularly true of insulated models, which can help reduce your heating/cooling costs and, along with a belt-drive opener and a premium set of ball bearing nylon rollers – both of which require local garage door installation – provide peace of mind by eliminating some of the noise associated with daily operation.

Determine Your Garage Door Size

When it comes to garage doors, the “one size fits all” approach doesn’t apply, although a standard measurement for a one-car model is eight to nine feet wide and seven to eight feet high. Most homes with garages that fit two cars typically measure 16 feet wide and seven to eight feet high. That’s not even considering garages built for taller vehicles, such as RVs, which are often taller than ten feet. That’s why it’s essential to determine the dimensions of the opening and the depth of available space.

Here are the four measurements you should obtain using a tape measure.

1) Height and width of the framed opening.

2) Left- and right-side room to allow for the vertical track assembly.

3) Headroom to accommodate the door, horizontal tracks, and torsion or extension springs.

4) Backroom to ensure the distance between the opening and back wall of the garage equals the height of the door plus another 18 inches.

With these measurements, contact the Apex Garage Door & Repair team at (480) 460-1199 to find a door that fits your home and your lifestyle. Our experienced technicians can also come out to your home to take accurate measurements and provide you with a free in-home estimate on your new door. We also invite you to take advantage of our money-saving offers, such as $200 off any double garage door.

Your checklist for choosing a new door:

  • Size – Custom, double, or single
  • Design: Carriage house, contemporary, or traditional
  • Material – Aluminum, composite, or natural wood
  • Insulation – Polystyrene or polyurethane with a focus on the R-Value
  • Features – Hardware, window inserts, or full-view aluminum
  • Springs – standard or high-cycle garage door springs
  • Installation – Apex Garage Door & Repair local garage door installation

Leave Local Garage Door Installation to the Pros

Renew your home’s curb appeal with a new garage door, designed using Apex Garage Door & Repair’s online designer, then installed through our local garage door installation service at (480) 460-1199. We are a locally owned and operated garage door installation, maintenance, and repair company with a team of experienced technicians and fully stocked service trucks available to resolve your garage door or automatic opener issues. Compliment your new door by simultaneously upgrading your opener, choosing a model that allows you to monitor and operate the system using your smartphone from anywhere, anytime. Schedule an appointment today!


“2021 Cost vs. Value.” Remodeling Magazine.

“How to Choose the Best Garage Door for Your Home.” Clopay.


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