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Garage Door Instead of a Wall

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mc
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My Eichler's garage door was replaced by a wall and window, probably decades ago. The garage is a single wide with carport on the side. I would like to have a garage door with automatic opener put in, but I want the new garage door to fit with the overall look of the house. I don't know where to begin, and I'm thinking that most garage door companies won't know what I'm talking about. Any suggestions?
MC in San Jose

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Joined: Mar 25 2003

You should be able to find a company that can install a flat slab type of overhead door and then have them face it with some Eichler like siding. There have been posts on this topic in the past so a search of old threads might bear fruit.

It's the two car garage sliding doors that are a pain to get help with.

mc
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Thanks for the reply. I arranged for estimates from a couple of garage door installers who assured me they knew how to make Eichler-like garage doors. However when one arrived at my home today, he clearly had no clue. He told me it wasn't possible to have a garage door that looked anything like the siding on my house and he tried to talk me out of it. When he finally decided it could be done, he gave me an estimate more than twice what another company gave me. The other company has experience with Eichlers and knew right away what needs to be done.

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