Serving the Portland Metro Area & Vancouver WA
Call today and our professional estimator can come to your home, at no charge or obligation, to measure, help you choose the right door, and give you a firm quote with no surprises. Saturday appointments available.
In Portlands’s 2015 Cost Vs. Value Report, garage door replacement was found to be one of the most economical home improvements. On average, homeowner’s recouped 108% of their investment when they sold their home. Replacing your garage door can actually raise the value of your home.
3 Steps to Finding the Perfect Garage Door for You
Finding the perfect style garage door for your needs is easy, just follow these 3 simple steps and you’ll find exactly what you’ve been looking for.
1. Find The Right Material
Steel is far and away the most popular garage door because it is durable, maintenance free and you can paint it to match your home’s exterior decor. It also has the advantage of being the lowest cost material for a garage door.
Custom Wood & Carriage House Doors
The beauty of natural wood is undeniable. Wood garage doors come in a multitude of styles and have there own subset of materials. The most common woods used for custom garage doors are hemlock, cedar & mahogany. We have included pictures of each of these in our garage door gallery. These doors are more expensive and require a little more maintenance but people buy them because they get to enjoy the beauty of them every single day. These doors are so gorgeous in fact, that real estate studies have shown they can actually increase the value of your home.
Wood-Composite Garage Doors
Wood-composite garage doors are ideal for those who want a moderately priced garage door that can be painted to match the home’s exterior. They come primed and ready to paint… so they must be painted. Wood-composite doors are made largely from recycled material, so may be considered more eco-friendly. Wood-composite are resistant to warping, peeling and splitting. They are typically priced between steel and vinyl.
New Garage Door Types to Consider…
Vinyl, fiberglass and full view (aluminum glass) garage doors are gaining in popularity because they resist dents and won’t rust. You can expect a vinyl garage door to look good for a very long time. Vinyl is more expensive than steel and can be a good option for those with an active driveway.
2. Find The Right Style
As you look just remember, the style of garage door you choose is largely a matter of personal preference. You’re the one who will look at each day (and if it makes the neighbors a little jealous, well, that just can’t be helped).
Raised Panel Garage Door
Like the one pictured here to the left, is the most popular style for a new garage door today. There are a variety of panels such as the raised (as shown), elongated ranch style or a flatter flush style. There are also many window design & glass options as well.
Recessed Panel Door
This is the one we remember growing up that EVERYONE had. Well, retro is back, and manufacturers are beginning to revive the style to satisfy consumer demand.
Carriage House Doors
Carriage house garage doors will change the entire look of your home and make your house the talk of the neighborhood. Spend some time on our gallery page to find the style that’s right for you. Carriage house doors are available in nearly every type of material available on a traditional garage door now, so you’re sure to find one that matches your needs.
Architectural & Custom Garage Doors
In addition to the above styles, you may also consider doors that are unique and offer options to match your home’s design. These doors can reflect styles from the old world with gorgeous woods such as mahogany, hemlock, and cedar, to contemporary and modern styles in materials such as copper, aluminum, or glass. Precision can work with homeowners, architects, and designers to help make your vision a reality.
3. Find The Right Garage Door Company
You want to find a garage door company that holds contractor’s licenses in Oregon or Washington and has a track record of providing the best in customer service and products and backs it up with outstanding warranties.
Precision Door Service is a local family-owned business, and does have General Contractors’ licenses in Oregon and Washington. This means we are bonded and insured and carry workers compensation insurance on our employees. You can go to your State’s Contractors board (easy on-line) to check the license and see our record.
The owners, Stan and Kim Prosser, have lived in the metro area for over 40 years and are active volunteers in our community. In this area, there is little difference between friends, neighbors and customers to us.
We are proud of our team of certified professional technicians, installers, and knowledgeable sales and customer service specialists who care enough to:
- Win the Angie’s List Super Service Award for 2013 (9th year in a row!)
- Hold a Better Business Bureau A+ Rating
- Be active in the local Northwest Door & Operators Assn and belong to the International Door Association
- Be an Authorized Service Magic Professional
We also stand behind our work with the best warranties in the industry.
At Precision, we want your business and are willing to work hard to earn it.When you choose us. you can be sure that we are prepared to do an excellent job.
Give us a call!
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