This homeowner in Council Bluffs, IA, contacted us at Titan Garage Doors NE for a garage door installation estimate. Their 15-year-old garage door had deteriorated, and they wanted to replace it without costing them much. So we sent out a technician for an inspection. The panels were in bad shape, but the overall system was still up to par. The client chose a classic steel model, and we placed the order with a reputable garage door manufacturer. The order arrived two weeks later, and we proceeded with the installation. Our door technicians finished the job in a single afternoon. We tested the new door, and the client now enjoys the benefit of a new garage door.

When your garage door is damaged or outdated, it can affect your home’s look, value, and safety. You want your garage door in great condition—not only because it is a part of your home and you want it to look nice, but also because you want it to work well. A new garage door is an ideal investment for many reasons. It adds increased security to your home and provides a fresh, stylish look that can increase the value of your property.

Choosing a new garage door may seem daunting, but it has never been easier with the latest technology. Companies can now take pictures of your house and display different door alternatives via smartphone or tablet, so you can pick the one you know looks best. With so many different styles and materials, you will surely find the perfect garage door for your home.

How to Purchase a Garage Door

There are crucial factors to keep in mind when selecting a garage door, including the following:

  • Cost: Replacing garage door panels costs between $400 to $2,400, and the national average is $1,200.
  • Insulation: Garage door panels can be insulated and non-insulated. Insulated panels come in two types: polystyrene-insulated and polyurethane-insulated.
  • Decorative window: You can add window inserts to your garage door panel to complement the architecture and style of your house.

Talk to one of our garage door specialists at Titan Garage Doors NE, if you are interested in purchasing a new garage door but unsure where to start.

Carefully Choose the Garage Door Material

Choosing the right material is a big part of the overall look and functionality of your garage door. Depending on the choice of door material, you can achieve both curb appeal and security. The option is all yours.


Many homeowners go with garage doors made of steel, mainly because these doors are low maintenance and durable. Another plus side is that they are cost-effective, but one downside is that they are not the best in terms of insulation. 


Aluminum is a great, cost-effective material, especially for two-car doors. Not only do aluminum garage doors have longer-lasting parts and hardware, but they can also come with insulation. The downside to aluminum doors is that they are prone to denting.


Cedar is the most widely used material for wood garage doors because it can withstand dampness. However, you can also find options made of redwoods and cypress. These wood options are more flexible for custom designs. The only drawback is that wood garage doors require more maintenance, depending on the climate where you live.

Composite Wood

If you desire the appearance of a wood garage door without the effort of maintenance, you can choose a faux wood composite model. These doors are moisture-resistant and will not rot, split, shrink, separate, or crack. Additionally, they can be insulated and painted or stained.

Are you installing a new garage door? At Titan Garage Doors NE, we offer garage door replacement to residential and commercial owners in Omaha, NE, and the surrounding areas. We install garage doors from major manufacturers such as Clopay, Overhead Door, and Wayne Dalton. In addition, we are a licensed provider of essential services, including garage door repair, spring replacement, and opener installation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation!