idc-Automatic has been a leading Garage Door Dealer in Minneapolis and all of Minnesota for over four decades. Since our early days, the idc-Automatic family has operated on a firm tradition of bringing you automatic garage doors and service solutions that are first in every class.
At the core of our business is durable, quality and beautiful garage doors, built to fit any home. If you are looking for a new garage door, shop our vast selection of garage doors to find the one that will fit your needs best. Contact us with any questions.
If you are a business or organization looking for commercial solutions, we encourage you to explore the variety of overhead doors, operators, and dock levelers we provide and install!
Clopay Manufactured Garage Doors
For more than 50 years, Clopay® has manufactured beautiful, durable and reliable garage doors. Clopay is America’s favorite garage door brand, a distinction achieved through their unrelenting focus on delivering true performance.
This modern and contemporary style Clopay® garage door is a great garage for many mid-century and modern style Twin Cities homes. The Avante door is a full view glass door, framed in durable stylish aluminum. This door is highly customizable options, from color to the level of aluminum, the choice is yours.
Modern Steel Collection®
Modern Steel offers a beautiful selection of garage door styles that fit many homes including mid-century home designs. These modern flush or grooved panel steel doors come thoroughly insulated for Minnesota winters, with the option for windows and 13 factory finish options.
Canyon Ridge Collection Limited Edition Series®
The Limited Edition Series features an eye-catching craftsman style door constructed from energy-efficient, Intellicore® insulated steel base. This door comes with our complete faux wood composite cladding and overlays.
Canyon Ridge Collection Ultra-Grain Series®
Another of our Canyon Ridge carriage style doors, the Ultra-Grain Series comes with a 2″ Intellicore® polyurethane steel base with Ultra-Grain®, a resilient, beautifully organic, woodgrain paint finish. This door gives a home the look of a beautiful wood garage door with the low-maintenance and long life-cycle of a steel garage door.
Canyon Ridge Collection Modern Series®
The Canyon Ridge Modern Series garage door combines the beauty of a wood-look garage door with the durability and insulation of steel garage door in contemporary and modern style aesthetics. The door can be customized and configured in a number of different ways to make any home’s exterior
The Coachman garage door mixes the ideal elements of attractiveness and practicality. These easy to maintain steel doors undergo a wooden-look beautification process to provide a gorgeous set of doors with the strength and low-maintenance of steel.
Custom Built Garage Doors
In many situations, build a custom or semi-custom garage door can be the right option for many homeowners
7 Series Custom Wood Garage Door: idc-Automatic’s own 7 Series Custom Wood Garage Door is a handcraft wood garage door built to your specifications. This beautiful door also comes with a lifetime warranty.
5 Series Semi-Custom Garage Door: The 5 Series Semi-Custom Garage Door by idc-Automatic is a beautiful carriage-style garage door that comes with semi-custom features in order to give more homeowners the affordable access to a beautifully crafted garage door
4 Things to Consider When Choosing A Garage Door
There are a few things to consider when you choose your next garage door
Steel and Composite: Steel and composite garage doors are great for durability and can be coupled with faux-wood overlays to high-end looks to a door
Natural Wood: Especially with traditional styles, the beauty of looks of a natural wood garage door can’t be beat
Faux Wood: Faux wood, or commonly called wood-look, provides the best of both worlds, giving a garage door the beautiful style of wood with the durability of steel
Aluminum & Glass: Featuring clean lines and natural light, aluminum framed glass garage doors are great modern and contemporary style door with great durability to withstand the extremes of all seasons in Minnesota
Insulated garage doors provide year-round energy efficiency, helping to maintain heat in the winter and maintain cool air in the Summer. On top of being an energy-efficient must for homes in the Twin Cities, insulated doors also provide extra protection to your garage door.
4. Additions and Accessories
As ways to customize a garage door, you can consider adding windows, decorative hardware, and various paints/finishes to your door to make it match perfectly with your home’s exterior.
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Garage Door Materials: Everything You Need To Know
Steel Garage Doors
Steel is a popular material for garage doors, and people choose steel for a good reason — it lasts. Steel stands is a low maintenance, durable and inexpensive option. Steel garage doors function as a series of interconnected steel panels that bend using hinges. They operate in the standard manner for garage doors.
As a common choice, steel doors offer easy options for repairs or replacement after years of service. There’s a broad range of options for steel doors. They come in many styles, grades, and gauges. This versatility makes them a popular choice for garage door materials. Steel doors greatly vary in price and quality, but, as with anything, the higher price of a steel door generally means better quality.
Pros of Steel Garage Doors: Steel doors resist the elements incredibly well. They don’t buckle under the changeability of temperatures and humidity. They bear the rain, sun, and snow without degradation.
Cons of Steel Garage Doors: Steel doors dent or scratch fairly more easily than other doors when accidentally hit.
Wooden Garage Doors
Wood offers another set of options for garage door materials. When you assess these factors, consider how a wooden door will complement your home. A wooden door brings out the natural beauty of a house, especially if there’s natural wood present in your exterior already. Since wood is a classic, however, there’s no exterior it doesn’t match.
Pros of Wooden Garage Doors: Its attractive, visible wood grain also adds an aesthetically pleasing aspect to your home, boosting its value. Also wood doesn’t dent. While other metal doors may bend or dent, wood retains its structural integrity.
Cons of Wooden Garage Doors: A wood garage door will need a lot of upkeep. Repainting or re-varnishing will be an occasional chore to perform every couple of years. You’ll also need to ensure no cracks appear since cracks can lead to rotting. It’s best to perform a check of the door on a regular basis, especially during periods of rain and snow.
Aluminum & Glass Garage Doors
Full view glass garage doors represent a modern and stylish look that many people enjoy with their homes. Aluminum represents an industry-standard garage door material, providing great durability and quality. Together these garage doors provide one of the most popular growing garage door materials
Pros of Glass & Aluminum Garage Doors: Aluminum and Glass has s a reputation for being low maintenance. Unlike wood, which rots, and steel, which rusts, aluminum and glass don’t deteriorate with time or require extensive attention and upkeep. This makes it easier to care for your door and not need to worry about repairs and replacement parts.
Cons of Glass & Aluminum Garage Doors: Aluminum dents easily. Its natural, lightweight features offer minor resistance to accidents. And with extreme winters, you should opt for insulated glass for a door, which can sometimes cost more
Faux Wood Garage Doors
Faux wood or wood-look garage doors are a combination of a steel-frame with composite overlays that resemble wood grain texture and color. Faux wood garages give the look of a traditional wood garage door without the regular maintenance need with a natural wood garage door.
Pros of Faux Wood Garage Doors: A wood-look garage door has the beauty and style of a wood garage door with the durability and low-maintenance of a steel garage door
Cons of Faux Wood Garage Doors: Unlike a natural wood garage door, and like a steel garage door, a faux wood door can be more susceptible dents.
For insulation, several main options exist. At idc-Automatic, we recommend to our customers either polyurethane and polystyrene, which have proven well to withstand the extreme weather of the Twin Cities. Depending on your needs, either one of these two fine insulations will satisfy your requirements. The one thing to know is that polyurethane offers a better-quality insulation than polystyrene. Consider your heating and sound-proofing needs when selecting an option.
Our insulation comes in various thicknesses which can change the R-value and durability of the door. The thicker the insulation the better energy efficiency and sound-proofing.
idc-Automatic: Garage Door Dealer in the Twin Cities
We hope we peaked your interest in garage door materials and our products at idc-Automatic. As a Twin Cities garage door dealer, we care about educating our customers on Minneapolis garage doors.
A final feature we’ll mention concerns our Minneapolis garage door replacement, repair and installation services. We aim to take all the fuss out of garage doors — and their installation. We’re on hand for advice at any time and offer free consolations. Our team of experts jumps at any opportunity to assist garage door customers. We respond to repair issues immediately and will diagnose any issue you experience.
We’ve operated as a garage door company in Minneapolis since 1974 and offer three-year warranties on our retail installations. Feel free to explore garage door options and contact us for a free estimate. We look forward to hearing from you.
Additional Garage Door Accessories To Consider
Garage doors can be a way to show your individuality or complement your home. When you decide on a new garage door, consider these additional garage door accessories.
Wood Finishes: A wood finish gives a garage door of any material an elegant and natural look. With it, you have the best of both worlds. While wood is beautiful, it can rot and crack. Why not add a wood finish to any door to boost its beauty? Wood complements almost any home.
Decorative Glass: Another popular feature for many garage doors in the Twin Cities is decorative insulated glass. Windows and decorative glass add a certain touch of class to a door. If that suits the style of your home, we recommend considering what a few panes of inset decorative glass can do for your door.
Decorative Hardware: Another popular enhancement for garage doors is decorative hardware. This includes elements such as handles and metal plates. They often give a rustic quality to doors and work exceptionally well with older style cottage or wooden doors. Experiment with expanding the style of your doors with a couple of choice hardware elements.
Powder Coated Track & Hardware: A final, additional touch of powder-coated track and hardware gives finished garages an extra element of sleek, purposeful intent. A few finishing touches add the icing on the cake of a beautiful garage. Choose some additional colors from our selection if you like.