1. Style The style of the door will be the most important factor to most people. The garage door should compliment your home type. If you have a modern looking home you will want to see modern styles of garage doors like the Modern Aluminum Collection by Overhead Door. You want to pay attention to small details like the windows in your home. What shape are they? You want your garage door windows to fit in with all of your windows so it looks like a seamless style. You can use the DoorView app by Overhead Door. You can also shop styles of residential garage doors here. https://www.overheaddoorofsacramento.com/residential/
2. Sun The sun plays an important role in garage door design. Does your home get direct sunlight? If so, you may want to pick an insulated garage door to help your garage stay cooler. You may want to avoid a certain paint or stain type that will fade in that much direct sunlight.
3. Materials Garage doors are no longer made of just one material. You now have options such as fiberglass, vinyl, metal, and wood. There are pros and cons for each of these. It's important to weigh the options of your home. If you love the look of wood but you get direct sunlight, and realize the upkeep of restaining a garage door every year can be expensive you may opt for an option like the Impression Collection. These fiberglass garage doors offer a variety of architectural styles that capture the beauty and detail of natural wood without the maintenance.
4. Maintenance Garage doors are the largest moving component on a home. It's important to maintain your garage door to ensure it is in proper working order. However, when it comes to design there is an added layer of maintenance to think about. You will want to weigh the pros and cons of how much or how little maintenance is needed for different doors, based on materials, paint choice, sunlight, shade, rain and so on.
5. Weather What type of weather will your home endure? Different regions sell more of one type of a door than another based on rain, snow, temperature, heat, and so on. You will want to ask your garage door dealer what types of garage doors they advise based on the weather your home will endure.