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Posted on 2016-02-22 by Author SandiegogaragedoorAdmin

Picking the ideal garage door panel for your garage door can be quite a task, especially with all the available styles and choices in the market today. The kind of garage door panel you select always has an overall effect on the general curb appeal of your home. Outlined are tips by San Diego Garage Door Masters that will help you select the best garage door panel for your home.


  1. Size

You need to be sure of the size you require. You can measure the width, height, and thickness of your existing garage door so that you can have the exact measurements before you embark on the search for a garage door panel.

  1. Styles

There are quite a number of garage door panels in the market today. It is advisable to select a style that perfectly complements the exterior of your home. Window panels are an ideal way of adding a personal touch to your garage door. Below are panel designs you can choose from:

  • Flush panels flash panels are flat and slightly textured. They can be used in complimenting the wall areas surrounding your garage door without having to draw so much attention to the door.
  • Carriage house panels these are raised panels that are used to add a traditional touch to your door.
  • Short and long raised panels these panels are an excellent choice when it comes to giving the garage door depth and distinction. They also add the homes general appearance.

  1. The construction of the door

Most garage door panels are found in either wooden or steel. Wooden garage doors come in designs like standard panel designs and raised-panel designs. These designs come in various options that you can choose from. As for the steel garage door panels, which are also the most common, there are three types of garage door panel designs you can choose from: for single-layer doors, double-layer doors, and triple-layer doors. The more the panel layers the stronger the door. Ensure that that the material you select is accompanied by appropriately sized garage springs and garage door rollers, so as to ensure that the door functions effectively and does not pose any safety hazards.

  1. Function of the garage door

Most homeowners use their garage as an extension to their homes: where children can play, a workshop, laundry rooms, hobby areas and so much more. In such cases, you need to settle for a garage door panel that has the ability to maintain comfortable temperature levels. Ensure that the panel has good insulation.

  1. Cost

As much as cost in not the only factor worth considering when it comes to purchasing garage door panels, it for sure tops the list. Look for a garage door panel that fits your budget limit and at the same time meets all your tastes and preferences.


A garage door panel is one of the most important parts of your garage door and when installed perfectly it can be in use for quite a number of years. It is even easier to have a professional install you garage door panels for you. San Diego Garage Door Masters are an ideal choice for all your garage door concerns.

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