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Install a new overhead garage door to save energy and boost curb appeal.

By Tom Matthews

PUBLISHED JANUARY 8, 2020

Overhead garage doors occupy a lot of square footage, which means they can be among the most noticeable features of a home.

 

A good-looking garage door can add a great deal of curb appeal, whether you're replacing an old door or adding a full new garage. New insulated doors increase weather protection, save energy, and operate with smoother, quieter performance than doors of the past. 

 

The design of overhead doors has evolved over the years. Homeowners can choose from a wide range of panel and trim designs, a variety of window configurations, and various glass options. Select your favorite color and finish, then personalize your door with optional accessories such as faux door hinges and handles to achieve the look of vertical double doors.

Here’s how a professional installer from Precision Overhead Door Service got the job done.

Free Online Garage Door Design Tool

How many times have you been told to "just imagine" how something would look in or on your home? With garage doors, you don't have to imagine how a new garage door would enhance your home's curb appeal, you can actually see it! From Haas Doors, HaasCreate is a free design tool that serves as an online visualizer, located at www.haascreate.com. It is also available as an easy-to-use app for the iPad, which doesn't require an internet connection to use, and is available for free at the Apple store. Once installed, you can upload a photo of your home and outline the existing garage area. Then HaasCreate helps to instantly create a new garage door with different styles, options and colors at your fingertips. If you don't have a photo of your home exterior, don't worry. You can choose from sample home images on the app. Have fun making personal product selections — including a garage door style, color, windows, overlay colors, trim colors, handles and accessories — so you can 

customize your garage door perfectly to enhance the exterior of your home. Visit www.haascreate.com to learn more. 

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