What a Difference a New Garage Door Makes!

Apr 12, 2013

Sometimes you choose to replace your garage door.

Sometimes your car makes the decision for you, as was the case for Kris, Clopay’s April Foto-Finish Friday contest winner. In a battle between her garage door vs. her car, the car won.

When your garage door is “of a certain age” and damaged beyond repair, you want it replaced fast. Who wants to park the car outside and lug groceries, kids and other items indoors, especially in the rain and cold?

Most people purchase a garage door once, maybe twice, in their lifetime. It’s not something we pay a lot of attention to until it breaks.

The easy choice for Kris would have been to replace her broken garage door with whatever model the dealer had in stock or could order and install quickly.

But she saw this unexpected inconvenience as a silver lining opportunity to transform her home. She took a deep breath, dug in, did her research, and the results speak for themselves.

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The garage door feels more connected to the overall design of the house thanks to the addition of decorative windows that match the style of the other exterior windows.

The new garage door installed by AE Door and Window wakes up the curb appeal of her stately traditional brick home and sets it apart from others in the neighborhood.

Clopay’s Door Imagination System allowed Kris to imagine the design possibilities for her home by trying on different door styles to see what popped.

Her perfect match turned out to be Clopay’s low-maintenance steel and composite Coachman Collection carriage house garage door, Design 12 with REC 13 windows painted to match the exterior color scheme.

File this garage door makeover story into the category of an unhappy accident with a happy ending.

Is your garage door reaching its maximum life expectancy? Explore the latest garage door design options and try on a few to see how a new door can reinvent your home.


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