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BOOST YOUR CURB APPEAL

Garage doors account for a large portion of your home’s exterior, making them a key factor in boosting curb appeal. Consider investing in a new garage door (and garage door opener) for increased security, comfort and home value. Here are the steps to finding one you love:

STEP 1: CHOOSE YOUR GARAGE DOOR STYLE

Carriage House garage door

Carriage House

  • - Historic charm
  • - Overhead operation
  • - Customizable designs
Traditional garage door

Traditional

  • - Large selection of colours and insulation types
  • - Optional decorative hardware
Contemporary garage door

Contemporary

  • - Sleek modern design
  • - Customizable frame colour and glass options

STEP 2: SELECT YOUR GARAGE DOOR MATERIAL

Materials - Natural Wood

Natural Wood

  • - Plenty of design options and wood types
  • - Can be painted or stained
  • - Can be handcrafted to homeowner specifications
Materials - Steel

Steel

  • - Available in flush or raised-panel designs
  • - Durable and energy-efficient
Materials - Composite and Faux Wood

Composite

  • - Provides the look of wood without the upkeep
  • - Won't warp, rot, split or crack
  • - Customizable designs
  • - Can be painted or stained
Materials - Aluminum and Glass

Aluminum and Glass

  • - Commercial rust-resistant frame
  • - Many glass window options available so you can choose the degree of light transmission and privacy

STEP 3: CONSIDER YOUR INSULATION NEEDS

A garage door is the largest opening to your home, and containing temperature flow throughout your home can be difficult without an insulated garage door.

Consider your climate: Do you have living space above your garage? Do you use your garage often (as a workspace, for example)? An insulated door helps with temperature control and operates more quietly than a non-insulated door.

STEP 4: CUSTOMIZE YOUR DESIGN

Create a one-of-a kind look with paint colours, wood-grain finishes, windows and decorative hardware.

PAINT:

Hunter Green Garage Paint

Hunter Green

Sandstone Garage Paint

Sandstone

Gray Garage Paint

Gray

Desert Sand Garage Paint

Desert Sand

Bronze Garage Paint

Bronze

White Garage Paint

White

Almond Garage Paint

Almond

WOOD STAIN:

Cherry Grain Wood Stain

Cherry Grain

Medium Wood Stain

Medium

Dark Oak Wood Stain

Dark Oak

Medium Oak Wood Stain

Medium Oak

Walnut Wood Stain

Walnut

WINDOWS:

Allow natural light into your garage and complement your home’s exterior with beautiful decorative garage door windows. Styles include square, rectangle and arched.

Charleston Garage Door Window Options

Charleston

Charleston A Garage Door Window Options

Charleston A

Colonial Garage Door Window Options

Colonial

Colonial A Garage Door Window Options

Colonial A

Cathedral Garage Door Window Options

Cathedral

Sunset Garage Door Window Options

Sunset

Sunset A Garage Door Window Options

Sunset A

Sunset B Garage Door Window Options

Sunset B

DECORATIVE HARDWARE:

Black powder-coated handles and step plates come standard on select garage doors. To further enhance the design of your door, look for optional decorative hardware, including handles, operable L-keylocks, strap hinges, door knockers and studs.

Decorative Hardware

STEP 5: MEASURE YOUR GARAGE DOOR

Use the drawing and instructions below to measure your garage door. Remember to bring these measurements with you to your nearest Home Depot store when you’re ready to shop or purchase.

Step #1

Measure garage door opening width and height. This determines the size of door needed, and the rough opening should be the same size as the door.

Step #2

Measure the clearance (side room) on the left and right side of the garage door opening. There needs to be at least 3-3/4" clearance on either side to accommodate the installation of the vertical track for standard extension spring and torsion spring systems. Specialized spring systems may require more side room.

Step #3

Measure the headroom, which is the distance between the top of the door opening (jamb header) and the ceiling (or floor joist). Standard extension and torsion spring systems generally require 10” to 12” of headroom. If you have restricted headroom, special hardware is available. Additional headroom is required for installation of an automatic garage door opener.

Step #4

Measure the backroom – distance is measured from the garage door opening to the back wall of the garage. Door height plus 18” is required. Additional backroom may be required for installation of an automatic garage door opener.

Measure Your Garage Door

STEP 6: GARAGE DOOR AND OPENER INSTALLATION

Our experts will help you choose a style and our Installation Services professionals will take care of the rest. They remove existing doors and install it all, from the garage door, door opener and keyless entry system to weather seals and door trim.

Door will come with torsion spring (limited exceptions may apply).

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Garage door installation services

DESIGN YOUR GARAGE DOOR

Clopay Garage Door Configurator

Our free tool helps you explore your options by designing different garage door looks.

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GARAGE DOOR OPENERS

It’s always recommended that you replace your garage door opener at the same time you replace your garage door. Two types of drives are common: belt drives and chain drives. You can also connect your garage door opener to your smart phone using MyQ Technology.

Belt Drive Opener

Belt Drives

  • Use a sturdy rubber-like belt (similar to a car's fan belt) to open and close your garage door
  • Generally the quietest type of drive
  • Durable and low-maintenance
VIEW ALL GARAGE DOOR OPENERS
Chain Drive Opener

Chain Drives

  • Use a metal chain (similar to a bicycle chain) to open and close your garage door
  • Often less expensive than belt-drive openers
  • Generally louder than belt-drive openers
  • Can require maintenance or replacement, as chains can grow loose over time
MyQ Opener

Chamberlain MyQ Garage Door Openers

  • Open, close and monitor a MyQ garage door opener anytime, anywhere using your smartphone
  • Provides convenience and peace of mind that your garage door is always closed
  • Free application with no service fees
  • Installs within minutes, connects to your Internet router, and communicates wirelessly with the MyQ devices in your home
  • Receive automated alerts when your garage door is open – customize alerts to fit your needs
  • MyQ garage door openers are available in both chain and belt drives to fit your preferences
VIEW ALL MYQ GARAGE DOOR OPENERS
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