There are many things to take into consideration when choosing a garage door you’re your home. At Door Doctor VA, we pride ourselves in helping you choose the right door for your house. The most important aspects of choosing a door include: garage usage, security, children, style and climate. 


You want your garage door to be as secure as possible, so steel is an excellent choice for a door material. Modern garage openers have a combination of one million random codes. The code is reset each time the door opens, making it difficult for would-be thieves to drive by the garage and open the door with another remote.

Be wary of cheap fiberglass or plastic garage doors if you live in a cold climate, as they may crack or break in freezing temperatures. Steel and wood stand up to the cold, but they don’t perform as well in wet weather and salt air take their toll on metal and wood. Fiberglass and plastics might be a cheaper and better option in wet, warm areas.



You don’t want your little ones to get their fingers jammed in the door, so look for a garage door with pinch-resistant sectional design. Replace any garage door opener that predates 1992. It may not have modern sensors that stop the door when an object gets in the way.

Of course, design is another important consideration: Choose among modern looks and classic styles, such as carriage-house replicas. Also, a roll-up may not be practical if you need extra clearance for your vehicle or have a low ceiling.


At DoorDoctorVA, we specialize in garage doors and garage door openers. Door Doctor, Inc. has been in the garage door business for over twenty years and we serve Northern Virginia, Maryland and Washington DC. We can meet all your garage door and garage door opener repair, service, and installationneeds with the professional quality, craftsmanship, and personal service you deserve. Call us today for an estimate on replacing or repairing your garage door or garage door opener on 703 709 7933