Top Garage Door Brands
With so many garage door manufacturers available, how do you choose the best brand for your new garage door or opener? We’re here to help you navigate the confusion you may be feeling when choosing the right manufacturer. Our opinions are built from years of working with these manufacturers and installing their products. To help you understand all these brands, we’ll break down:
- How long they’ve been around
- Quality of their product
- What they do well
- What they don’t do well
- Where their products are made
CHI Overhead Doors
With possibly the best line up from top to bottom, CHI is best known for their Accent Series and the quality of the overlay doors they build. From the beginning, CHI has been building their garage doors with an emphasis on quality. Founded by an Amish community, a larger company eventually acquired them, but they still manufacture their products in Arthur, IL. This is because CHI wants to provide their customers with the very best in garage doors and service. Striving for success, they continually work to improve their products and manufacturing process one door at a time. For these reasons, CHI is one of our most recommended brands for new garage door installation.
CHI makes all the standard varieties of doors including builder grade doors. However, they also focus on providing high end doors like their Sterling, Plank Door, and their overlay doors like the 5000 Series and the Shoreline. In particular, we like CHI’s residential garage doors. From steel to full-view to wood overlay, they have a great number of options. Their Accent Series has beautiful, faux wood garage doors created with a unique digital imaging process. In fact, it is one of the most realistic-looking faux wood doors on the market. In terms of style, they also have a great range of carriage stamp and raised or recessed paneling options for their steel doors. Lastly, they have several choices for full-view glass garage doors. No matter your vision for a new garage door, CHI has the quality and variety to supply you with the best door.
One minor issue with CHI is that they outsource their distribution. This can cause some issues with turn-around times on receiving a new door. But this is not the case with our relationship with CHI. Our distribution process with them works well in the Atlanta area because the distributor Southeast Door Technologies does a good job of managing the distribution.
Amarr Garage Doors
Amarr is the manufacturer we used when we first launched, so they will always have a special place in our hearts. However, due to a lack of quality control and issues with the turn around times and distribution, we decided to move away from them as our primary garage door provider. But it’s not all bad! They make a door that we love…a lot! The Amarr Classica was a one-of-a-kind product prior to Hormann building a similar product. What’s unique about the door is it’s built-in three sections instead of four. Also, the exterior stamp design is unique. However, they abandoned a pinch-resistant hinge which caused a lot of problems. In spite of this, Amarr and Clopay remain the two biggest manufacturers of residential garage doors. Amarr sells its products through Lowes, Pella Garage Doors, and Costco.
Overall, the people are great, but there are some issues. That’s why, as a dealer, it’s hard to promise customers a great experience when so many unknowns are at stake. Their product isn’t good enough to overcome the issues. We still sell their products, but not without a disclaimer. However, because they provide affordability for new garage doors, they may still be the right choice for certain buyers.
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DoorLink Garage Doors
Doorlink offers a semi-wide range of residential garage doors to fit most any home. This includes carriage house style, full view glass, and more. However, not all of these are made to fit every home. If you want a DoorLink garage door, we’ll have to explain your best options from their catalog. But even with the limited options, the quality of the doors make DoorLink a great option for new garage doors.
Plus, the great turnaround time on shipping and price of their new doors make DoorLink garage doors a popular option for many of our customers.
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Raynor Garage Doors
Raynor builds high quality garage doors, specializing in urethane insulated garage doors and powder coating. However, Raynor isn’t a popular brand in Atlanta due to the lack of distribution. They only ship direct and most garage door dealers in the Atlanta market work out of their home. This makes it difficult to deliver doors on an 18 wheeler. On the plus side, though, Raynor does their own urethane insulating and powder coating which makes them a little more affordable when comparing products. In the end, we sell Raynor garage doors because the quality is top notch.
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Arm-R-Lite Garage Doors
Arm-R-Lite produces one of the highest quality glass garage doors on the market. Backed by sixty years of experience, they have perfected their product standards. From their New Jersey location, they manufacture their doors with custom innovation and quality. They uphold their high standards by measuring all their products against a 19-point Arm-R-Lite Advantage guarantee. These assurances range from Company Experience to Lifetime Investment. They work at every step to give you the best customer experience.
Beyond their product guarantees, we have chosen to partner with Arm-R-Lite for their consistent, quality production standards. What makes their production unique is how they exclusively hand-weld all their aluminum and glass doors together. Since they custom build all their doors, you get a product that will perfectly fit your garage opening. This attention to detail and superior building method also makes their doors last longer. Whether you are seeking residential or commercial glass garage doors, Arm-R-Lite will create a door that will last you for decades. They also have options for both movable interior doors and external overhead doors depending on the needs of your space.
If you are looking for the highest quality in glass garage doors, Arm-R-Lite is your brand. Beyond how they are built for your opening and hand-welded with aluminum, they have more customization options. They can insulate, glaze, frost, and add more finishes to your glass. You also choose the finish of your frame from color options, powder-coating, anodization, or even a faux wood exterior. For the inside of your frame, you have several insulation level options for energy efficiency and noise reduction. With all these choices, your new glass garage door will be a perfect addition to your home or business.
Hormann Garage Doors
Hormann Garage Door is widely considered an industry leader for their excellent products and commitment to innovation. With both residential and commercial garage doors, we love their options for quality and reliability. We also trust their services because they are IDA and DASMA certified as well as being a member of the U.S. Green Building Council. In everything they do, the emphasis they place on sustainability and excellence is remarkable.
For residential garage doors, Hormann’s emphasis on durability and style options make them a great choice to upgrade your home’s garage door. From traditional to modern to carriage house in numerous colors and construction, you can find the perfect door to complement your home’s exterior. Our favorite Hormann residential lines are the Aries, Polaris, Solaris, Phoenix, and Taurus. Each of these have different style availabilities which can be shaped to your vision. For commercial garage doors, their products come in good, better, best options to fit any budget or business need. In particular, we prefer their high speed garage doors for their safety and reliability standards.
For a residential or commercial garage door that stands the test of time with quality construction and visual appeal, consider a Hormann garage door to upgrade your home or business.
Wayne Dalton Garage Doors
As one of the largest garage door manufacturers in the United States, Wayne Dalton has a commitment to customer service and product ingenuity. Their comprehensive product line includes a wide range of both residential and commercial options. If you are looking to upgrade the exterior of your home, consider a steel, aluminum, or wood door from Wayne Dalton. They even have a door building software so you can test various door styles and colors on a photo of your home. For commercial garage door products, they have multiple construction, size, and functionality options. From standard sectional doors to fire doors to countertop shutters, Wayne Dalton has to door you need to upgrade your business.
Our Garage Doors
Beyond just our garage door brand ratings, you can explore your style and material option on our Garage Doors page. There, see the best new garage doors available in glass, wood, and steel. Let us guide you through the hundreds of customization options to create the perfect new garage door to upgrade your curb appeal. We also specialize in garage door installation in the North Atlanta & North Georgia areas. If you’re looking for garage doors and you live in Atlanta or the suburbs of Atlanta, call or text us and we will help you. Call or text 678-446-7603.