Find the Perfect Garage Door with Clopay’s Door Imagination System

Jun 04, 2013

Shopping for a new garage door? Wondering if one of the carriage houseor faux wood designs you’ve seen on home improvement shows would look good on your house?

Use Clopay’s Door Imagination System to upload a photo of your home and try on a variety of garage doors styles until you find a perfect match.

Here’s a step-by-step guide to maximizing your home’s curb appeal.

What you’ll need:

A digital photo of your home that clearly shows your garage. Take the picture straight on with the doors closed. Make sure there aren’t any obstructions in front of the door like a car, trash cans, toys, etc.

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1. Go to garage-door-imagination-systemand upload a photo of your home.

If you don't have a digital camera, choose a home that looks similar to yours from Clopay’s pre-loaded image library.

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2. Enter the approximate size of your garage door. Single doors are typically 8’ x 7’; double doors are typically 16’ x 7’. You can measure the height and width of your current door opening to be sure.

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3. Click on the yellow dots to shade the area over your garage door. If you have two doors, you will need to shade each one separately.

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4. Choose the Clopay garage door collection you want to explore first. Here’s a quick overview of the options:

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5. Choose a door design.

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6. Choose the construction type and door color. If you live in a hurricane prone region, you will need to choose a Clopay WindCode door with built-in reinforcement.

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7. Choose a decorative window or solid top section design.

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8. Add decorative hardware if you want a more traditional look.

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9. Check out your home reinvented with a new Clopay garage door!

Next steps:

1. Is it love at first sight? Print or save the door summary and use Clopay’s dealer locator to find a professional distributor in your area.

2. Curious how other garage door designs or colors would look instead? If the first image is a contender, save it or print it and then go back to the collections and try on another door. You can save as many images as you like.

Read a guest post from a homeowner who used Clopay’s Door Imagination System to choose her new garage door. She also offers several helpful tips about researching and purchasing a door.


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