Over the years, we’ve been asked many questions, but some questions get asked a lot more than others. As one of the leading garage door professionals, it is our job to answer every question our clients put to us. That said, in the interest of saving time and to make sure that everyone understands their garage doors more we’ve made a list of the top 5 questions and answered them for you.

Is a Metal Garage Door Better Than a Wooden Door?

Well, it all depends on what you want. While wooden garage doors may not be as durable as their metal counterparts they look beautiful, so add a lot more curb appeal than a metal door. But wooden garage doors are expensive, require more maintenance, and don’t last as long as metal. On the other hand metal garage doors which mainly consist of steel, offer unsurpassed durability, better insulation, and are relatively maintenance-free.

How Long Does a Garage Door Last on Average?

On average, a new garage door can last for up to 20 years, if not more, depending on the brand, make, and material. A well designed and durable garage door mechanism can go for years without needing maintenance. However, maintenance can help ensure trouble-free service life and extend its life even further.

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Is an Insulated Garage Door Better Than a Non-Insulated One?

It is one of those garage door questions that we get asked a lot, especially by people who want to buy a new one. The answer to this is straightforward. If the garage is attached to your home, then an insulated garage door will minimize heat loss, and that will save you in the way of a lower energy bill. If the garage is detached but is used for storing tools or perhaps as a temporary workplace, then it might not be as necessary to get an insulated door, but having one can make working in the garage more comfortable.

How Much Headroom is Needed for a New Garage Door?

Generally, around 14 inches should do the trick. However, if space is scarce, a minimum of 6 inches should also work, but for that, you’ll want to get a double-track system garage door. If you have more headroom than necessary there are various systems that can be used to adjust the headroom as required. So, in a way, there is something for everyone.

Should My Garage Door Have Windows?

It depends on what you prefer, and because of that, there is no right or wrong answer. If you want lots of natural light and don’t mind giving away some of your privacy then a window will work. If you value privacy, then a window isn’t a good idea.


While we’ve listed and answered the top 5 most asked garage door questions, there are many we’ve not answered. That’s why if you have a question that has to be answered, please feel free to contact us today. Our team will be more than happy to answer any questions you may have.