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Garage Door Buying Guide (page 3 of 9)

Garage doors can take up the bulk of your home's facade and be a big part of the curb appeal. Before you buy, learn about the options, cost and how well they are insulated.

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    Types and flavors

    Aluminum and glass
    An escapee from the world of car washes, this modernist construction is essentially tempered, all-glass or acrylic panels set in anodized aluminum frames. Choices of frame finishes and glass types make for contemporary cool.

    Heads up: Glass is fragile.

    Insulating value: negligible

    Cost for a 16-by-7-foot double door: $1,500-$2,000.