What are your goals?

At Sumo Garage Doors, we want to help you choose the garage door that is best for you. To break down the process, we will address the key points that are important when it comes to choosing a garage door: insulation, design, operation, quality, and construction. These all play an effect on the appearance of the garage door, the garage’s accessibility, safety, and temperature.


When focusing on the construction of the garage door, it’s important to cover important topics, such as the gauge of steel, thickness of the door, material, and the amount of layers.


Providing various levels of insulated doors, we will help guide you in your choosing process by explaining the impact each insulation level will have on the garage.


Automatic garage doors offer more convenience for frequent users of garages, while manual garage doors are cheaper and require less maintenance.


When you have endless designs of garage doors to choose from, you want to make sure the door you choose will look good, and match your house by color, style and vision.

Ok, so now we need to know where to start. Here are some questions you can ask yourself that may help steer you in the direction you want to go. Do you simply just want a prettier garage door? Do you want to renovate your garage into a storage room or a home gym? Do you feel unsafe with your old, nearly broken garage door and want to install a new, sturdier one? These are a few questions that can help to narrow down your options, and best help you choose the garage door you most want and need.


Have you ever wondered about the different levels of insulation for garage doors? It’s not a topic that often comes up in casual conversation, but it can make a big difference in the comfort of your garage and even inside your home. 

There are generally three main levels of insulation for garage doors: single layer, double layer, and triple layer. 

Single layer garage doors are the most basic and offer very little insulation, while double layer garage doors have a layer of insulation added between the outer and inner layer. Triple layer garage doors are the most insulated option, with an additional layer of insulation added to the interior. 

Depending on your climate and garage usage, upgrading your garage door insulation may be a wise investment.


Your garage door not only serves the primary purpose of securing your home and belongings, but it also plays a vital role in your home’s curb appeal. Choosing the perfect garage door material can be overwhelming but understanding the pros and cons of each can help.

Steel garage doors are the most popular. They are durable and affordable, and have the biggest variety of designs and colors, but can be prone to rust.
Vinyl doors are resistant to all (rust, dents, cracks, fade), but they are very limited in design and color, as well as insulation and construction levels.
Aluminum doors are very high-end doors, usually being used for contemporary looks. They are lightweight and low maintenance but can easily dent.
Wood garage doors offer a high-end carriage, warm look but can be high maintenance.
Fiberglass doors offer flexibility in design but may not be as sturdy as other materials. 

Ultimately, the material you choose will depend on your personal style, budget, and maintenance preferences. Consider these options when looking to install or replace your garage door.

Insulation Levels

Garage doors are essential components of our homes, and their insulation is of utmost importance. Insulation capability is measured in terms of R-value, which indicates how well the door prevents heat from escaping. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation. With countless R-values to choose from, selecting the appropriate one for your garage door can be daunting. Therefore, it is important to consider various factors such as the size of the door, the location, and your climate conditions when making your decision. 

Finally, investing in a high R-value garage door will pay off in the long-run, as it will help you save money on energy bills and keep your garage space comfortable throughout the year.


Garage door operation methods can vary greatly depending on your personal preference and the level of convenience you desire.
The most traditional method is a manual garage door. It requires physical strength to lift and lower the door, but it’s a cost-effective and reliable option. If you’re looking for something more advanced, automatic garage doors are the way to go. With just a push of a button, you can effortlessly open and close the door. Automatic doors offer added safety and security features such as remote controls and wireless access, making them a popular choice among homeowners. 

Choosing the right garage door operation method can make your life a lot easier and add value to your home.


Garage doors are more than just functional closures to secure your vehicles and belongings from outside elements. Nowadays, they come in an array of designs that can complement the style of your home and add curb appeal. From traditional raised panels to sleek modern looks, garage doors can range from wood, steel, aluminum, or fiberglass materials. Traditional designs typically feature raised panels or carriage house styling, while contemporary options include glass or wood accents, flush panels, or even frosted or textured glass.

Whichever garage door design you choose, it’s important to keep in mind the safety, security, and energy efficiency features that can save you money in the long run.

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