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Selecting a Residential Garage Door

Selecting a Residential Garage Door - DGO Access, Longmont, Colorado

Amarr Carriage House (Steel)--> Oak Summit [Designer's Choice, Hillcrest] --> Beadboard

How We Can Help

DGO Access provides garage door installation and service for residential customers in and around Longmont. We work with Amarr, Chi, Haas and Northwest Doors for residential needs and can obtain other brands upon request. We will help you select the brand, style, color, material and insulation factor based upon your requirments. In addition to new installation we can help with solving problems such as repairing damage doors and upgrading the electronic entry method from a simple clicker to modern keyless entry. Some of the door selection considerations include:

  • Type or series: Carriage House, Traditional, etc
  • Collection: Classica, Oak Summit, etc
  • Insulation Requirements: R-value
  • Design: Bordeaux, Tuscany, Long Panel, Bead Board, etc
  • Arch style: Closed Arch, Seine Windows, Rhine Windows, etc
  • Color: Almond, Dark Woodgraine, etc.
  • Decorative hardware & lock: Aluminum Versailles, Stamped Steel Blue Ridge, etc.
  • Operator: Liftmaster 8500, etc
  • Entry access system (radio control): Liftmaster 877MAX, etc
  • Dimensions: Of course, dimensions are part of the equation
  • Budget: Flexible vs limited budget
  • Climate / Altitude: Not all residential suit Colorado's dry climate, altitude and seasonal temperatures. Contact us to see what's suitable for Longmont, Boulder, Denver and vicinity.

Simplified Steps

  1. Decide on R-Value (insulation needs)and construction requirements (wood or steel) and choose a collection that suits.
  2. Choose a panel design(long panel, ribbed, Lucern etc). If panel design is your primary requirement you may need to first dig in and choose the design then back up the tree to which collection.
  3. Select arch, window style and hardware from that available with the collection.
  4. Choose garage door operator and remote control (keyless entry, clicker, etc)
  5. Amarr

    Although the same basic process applies to other brands, here we'll talk about Amarr. Call us at 303-485-1700 if you wish to ask about another manufacturer such as Northwest Doors or have us do the footwork for you. Vista comes in a single design, however.

    Style

    Amarr offers 3 basic styles and within each style collections and then designs. Style (in Wood or Steel)--> Collection --> Panel Design.

    Note that Oak Summit, Designer's Choice and Hillcrest differ primarily in the material, construction and R-value (insulation); visually they are difficult to distinguish. What really distinguishes them in appearance is the panel design, arch style, window design, color and hardware. Commonly recognized panel designs are Long Panel, Long Panel Bead Board, Bead Board and Short Panel. Lucern, Tuscany and Bordeaux are designer names that you won't commonly recognize.

    • Carriage House
      • Steel
        • Classica Collection
          • Lucern (panel design)
          • Valencia
          • Santiago
          • Tuscany
          • Northampton
          • Bordeaux
          • Cortona
        • Designer's Choice Collection - superior energy efficiency
          • Bead Board (panel design)
          • Long Panel Bead Board
          • Recessed
          • Raised
        • Hillcrest Collection - great value in steel
          • Bead Board
          • Recessed
          • Raised
        • Oak Summit Collection - affordable steel carriage house designs
          • Bead Board
          • Long Panel Bead Board
          • Recessed
          • Raised
      • Wood
        • Bob Timberlake - Bob Timberlake design elements
        • Biltmore - built in the elegant tradition of the Biltmore Estate
        • Amarr by Design
    • Traditional
      • Steel
        • Heritage Collection - heavy-duty, low-maintenance steel
          • Short Panel
          • Long Panel
          • Flush Panel
          • Ribbed Panel
        • Lincoln Collection - low-maintenance steel, exceptional value
          • Short Panel
          • Long Panel
          • Flush Panel
          • Ribbed Panel
        • Stratford Collection - low-maintenance steel in a traditional style
          • Short Panel
          • Long Panel
          • Flush Panel
          • Ribbed Panel
        • Olympus Collection - Hi R-value and energency efficiency
          • Short Panel
    • Specialty
      • Vista (no sub-designs) - contemporary door designed with clean, simple lines
    Long Panel Bead Board

    Long Panel Bead Board

    Raised

    Raised

    Recessed

    Recessed

    Bead Board

    Long Panel Bead Board

    Classica Lucern

    Classica Lucern

    Classica Tuscany

    Classica Tuscany

    Stratford Flush Panel

    Stratford Flush Panel

    Ribbed Panel

    Ribbed Panel

    Short Panel

    Short Panel

    Vista

    Vista

    Wood Carriage House - Biltmore

    Wood Carriage House - Biltmore

    Wood Carriage House - Timberlake

    Wood Carriage House - Timberlake

    Color Samples

    Choosing the right color is the last major factor in door selection. This is sample list of colors by Amarr. Not all colors are available with all collections. This is a representative selection only; for current availability we can consult Amarr on your behalf.

    Bead Board - Almond

    Bead Board - Almond

    Bead Board - Dark Brown

    Bead Board - Dark Brown

    Bead Board - Light Woodgrain

    Bead Board - Light Woodgrain

    Bead Board - Dark Woodgrain

    Bead Board - Dark Woodgrain

    Bead Board - Gray

    Bead Board - Gray

    Bead Board - Hunter Green

    Bead Board - Hunter Green

    Bead Board - Medium Woodgrain

    Bead Board - Medium Woodgrain

    Bead Board - Sandtone

    Bead Board - Sandtone

    Bead Board - Wicker

    Bead Board - Wicker

    Bead Board - True White

    Bead Board - True White

    Arch style, windows and hardware

    Sandtone Window

    Traditional Hardware

    We won't go into the details of mix/matching arches, windows and hardware here. With Amarr and other manufacturers unless you purchase a fully custom door you need to check their matrix of what is available with each collection. We will work with you once you get to that aspect of selecting your ideal residential garage door.

    Putting It All Together

    DGO Access will help you put it all together. Call us at 303-485-1700 and talk to us about your special needs. You can also fax us requirements for the industrial doors your business needs. Send us pictures of residential or commercial garage doors that meet your needs. Our fax number is 303-485-1702.

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