Frequently Asked Questions
Q. When should I replace a garage door with a new one?
Frequently Asked Questions: If your garage door does not operate, the door is a potential hazard. Do not try to fix on your own, instead contact a professionally trained garage door dealer. Another reason to replace a garage door is to enhance your home’s curb appeal. According the Remodeling Magazine 2019 Cost vs. Value Report,nationally, garage door replacement ranks first in the upscale project category, recouping over 97% of the job cost when the home is sold! This is the fourth year that garage door replacement has been named the highest return on investment (ROI).
Lastly, your current garage door may be fading, sagging and just in need of a replacement. If you have a wood garage door that needs re-painting, replacing it with a new pre-painted steel garage door may be a better value. Painting a garage door adds significant weight to a door which may affect the spring and the performance of the garage door and opener.
Q. What is the best garage door for me?
A. Each homeowner has unique needs for a new garage door based on the desired styling, the level of care & maintenance required, the energy efficiency and the location of the garage in one’s home. Steps to determine which garage door best suits you are:
1. Determine the material that best suits the care & maintenance that you desire. Amarr offers garage doors made from steel, wood composite, wood and aluminum.
2. Choose the door design that best complements your home, including window, color and decorative hardware options.
3. Determine the level of energy efficiency and noise reduction that best suits your needs depending on if you have a room above or adjacent to your garage or have children that play in front of the garage. Most Amarr doors are available with insulation or no insulation options.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q. What is a carriage house door?
A. A Carriage House door is a type of garage door that replicates the look of doors found on carriage houses in the early 19th and 20th Century. Amarr distributes a variety of striking carriage house designs made from steel and wood. These Amarr garage doors look like they swing open, but they actually move up and over your car.
We offer stamped-steel carriage house doors in the Amarr Classica collection and Amarr Oak Summit collection that eliminate a homeowner’s concern of misaligned trim overlays. In addition, the Amarr By Design collection offers beautiful, natural wood carriage house doors.
Q. Are special size doors available? I have a custom-built garage that features an unusual size door.
A. Yes. Amarr offers residential doors in widths between 6′ and 20′ in two inch increments and in heights between 6’6″ and 12′.*
*Not all door models are available in this range of widths.