Before You Buy

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Before You Buy

What to know before you buy a garage door.
The garage door is the largest opening in your home.  Picking a garage door can have the significant impact on curb appeal of your home.  You may need to make a quick decision due to sudden damage or breakdown; however purchasing a garage door is a choice that you don't want to take lightly, as it impacts the comfort and safety of your home.


Why choose a Pella garage door?  Pella continues to bring high quality, durability, safety and dedicated service to homeowners.  All Pella residential and commercial steel and aluminum doors are Made in the USA, confirming Pella's commitment to high quality and durability. Plus, many Pella doors have the SAFEShield safety system, providing additional security for you and your family.

Follow this step-by-step process to measure various aspects of your garage. This will help you determine what size garage door will fit your home.


Pella offers a wide selection of energy efficient garage doors that can maintain the temperatures in your garage and in any rooms adjacent to the garage.

Manufactured in the USA, Pella garage doors have the highest quality standards.  Using real gauge steel with a 5-step paint system, Pella steel doors offer long-lasting warranties and to homeowners peace of mind.


Pella offers wind load support systems for 90MPH to 169MPH wind speeds for most all our garage doors.  Engineered to meet local building codes on the inside of the door, without changing the exterior garage door style.  Choose your garage door style and confirm the wind load building code required for your home's location.