garage door buying guide

Garage Door Buying Guide

Think about all the doors to your home. Your garage door is the largest entryway to your humble abode. Picking a garage door is a great opportunity to add to or complement your curb appeal. How do you know what the best options are? Wishing you had the Great Garage Door Buying Guide?

The Great Garage Door Buying Guide

Buying a new garage door doesn’t have to be difficult. Our team at Overhead Door of Western Kentucky™ can get you headed in the right direction. Allow us to guide you through cost, design, and material with our Great Garage Door Buying Guide. Simply give us a call us at today at (270) 554-5162 to get started!



Number of garage doors, type of material used, style, and installation will all affect the overall cost on this investment.

  •  Lower-end materials and self-installation: average cost $350
  • Mid—range and professional installed doors: anywhere from $750 to $1,500
  • High-end, fully loaded insulated doors with professionally installed: average $3,500

Sounds like a lot, we know. Remember, this is one of the largest pieces of your home. The investment pays for itself over time.



You know you need a new door and you’re debating where to look. Do you have a way of transporting that large door? Are you handy enough to install it yourself? You may want to consider leaving those tasks to our professionals. The team at Overhead Door of Western Kentucky™ wants you to find someone you trust, and we’d be happy to show you just how stress free and simple we can make this process.



You can keep it simple with your door while trying to not overpower your house. Or you may be looking for an accent piece to top off your curb appeal.

  • Carriage House Panels – Detail oriented and eye catching.
  • Flush Panels – Slightly textured panels that complement the surrounding wall areas.
  • Long Raised Panels – Add depth to the door continuously along the length.
  • Short Raised Panels – Add depth to the door in a slightly less noticeable fashion.



While different materials have different looks, they also vary in durability.

  • Steel – Most common and economical. It has the ability to mimic the look of wood without the necessary maintenance. These doors will not rust and can withstand the weather.
  • Fiberglass and aluminum – Both are very lightweight materials and allow for translucency. They offer a wide variety of looks depending on your style. However, they are poor insulators.
  • Wood – Wood is often chosen for its natural look over durability. These doors offer a wide variety of styles, but they require regular maintenance to protect their surface from Mother Nature. They can shrink and swell over time and need new coats of paint or polyurethane.


Other Things to Consider

  • The opener is a separate purchase from the actual garage door, but many companies offer both.
  • If you live in an area with high-winds or extreme weather, make sure your garage door can withstand the elements.
  • The level of insulation can change based on the material: the higher, the R-value the higher the insulation capability.


Feel like there are a lot of things to keep track of in the Great Garage Door Buying Guide? Remember you can always contact us with any questions or concerns about installing your garage door opener.

(270) 554-5162