Resources for Reasonably Priced Garage Doors?

LaurieMay 18, 2010

I just purchased a 1915 Craftsman style home, and the detached garage doors are literally falling apart. The garage is a double garage, with 2 doors. We want to keep them as 2 doors for structural reasons, as the garage is made of terracotta block and we do have some concerns that 1 large door may be too heavy a load for such an old structure.

My budget is somewhat tight, since the house itself requires several repairs. I'd prefer wood doors but it's been suggested that fiberglass or vinyl which resembles wood may be a better choice since they are lighter (again, keeping in mind the age of the structure and not wanting to jeopardize it). Maintenance is a concern as well - wood being somewhat more of an issue to take care of but if the costs were similar, I'd probably in the end opt for the wood.

Having said that, I'm also not looking to cheap out either. Does $2000 sound like a reasonable budget for this, or am I fooling myself?

Anyway, I'm clueless on this account. My last house had the door there when I purchased it, and it was fine and I never had to worry about it - so never had to research them.

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
don_1_2006

I think your best bet is to Google garage doors and the city or county you live in if reasonably large. You will get the people that know your area and weather. They can answer your questions pronto.

    Bookmark   May 18, 2010 at 3:36PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
GDO / SENSOR LITES? ONE GREEN - OTHER ?
craftsman 1/2 hp battery key pad ok / remotes &...
bronxbill
Craftsman 3/4 HP Garage Door Opener w/Extension
I just installed a 9.18450 opener with a track extension...
brian_nb
Good material to patch potholes in old garage floor?
I have some pot holes in my 1963 garage floor. The...
griz8312
Chamberlain Garage Door Opener receiver problem
For the past 5 years, my Chamberlain Whisper Drive...
clarence_locke
Buy a garage door
Need two 8x7 garage doors. I've narrowed it down to...
hoganjr
Sponsored Products
Jingle Red Coir Door Mat with Vinyl Backing (17 x 29)
Overstock.com
Home and More Coir Rope Mat - 14001
$29.99 | Hayneedle
Afina Vanderbilt Medium Triple Door Surface Mount Decor Medicine Cabinet - 42W x
Hayneedle
Dainolite Oil Brushed Bronze & White Two-Light Floor Lamp
$252.00 | LuxeDecor
Lazy Susan Discus Metal Wall Decor
$278.00 | LuxeDecor
Bath Authority DreamLine Solo Frameless Sliding Shower Enclosure, Base and QWALL
Modern Bathroom
Burgundy Aqua Shield Rosalie Mat
$29.99 | zulily
Solid Bronze Swirl Knob
Signature Hardware
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™