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What You Didn’t Know About Today’s Garage Doors

The garage door, not the front entry door, is the main access point to the home for more than 70% of homeowners. (National survey)

The garage door can command six times more space than the front entry door.

71% of homeowners use garage door openers to get into their homes every day. (National consumer survey)

Increase home value by 1-4%. An upscale garage door can increase the appraised value of your home by 1-4%. (StrataMark national study)

92% of all garage door manufacturers on offer online door designers on their websites.

Due to high spring tension, installing or repairing a garage door can cause serious injury or death. Find a pro at

Garages are getting larger. 23% of new one-family houses completed in 2014 had a three-car or more garage, compared to only 11% in 1992. (U.S. Census Characteristics of New Housing)

71% of homeowners who recently replaced their garage door believe it increased the value of their home. (Nationwide online survey)

Garage doors can take up more than 30% of the front view of the house.

Lose the garage door, lose the home. When hit with high winds, a home’s destruction often starts with the garage door, especially a double-wide, non-insulated, non-reinforced door.

What You Didn't Know About Today's Garage Doors, a non-commercial website created by the garage door industry, includes dozens of door photos from many manufacturers and includes a dealer locator.