Choosing the Right Garage Door08/12/2013 Back To Blog
Garage doors are an important part of the house as they secure vehicles and the whole home, as well as adding to its value and beauty. There are various things to consider when choosing the best door for your garage.
You can have a manual or an automatic door. Automatic doors require the purchase of a garage door opener. While they are pricier than manual doors, they are more secured and they are also more convenient to use. Opening and closing the door is keyless as this can be done using a remote control. Decide on the type of door to buy; roller, sliding or up and over. Up and over swings to the front before going up the ceiling which requires ample space on the driveway. Sliding doors move to the left or right of the garage when opened, while roller doors roll up to the ceiling, which is a good choice if you have a small space. An expert garage door contractor can install any of these types of doors.
The most common materials that you can choose from are wood, aluminum and steel. Wood gives a more natural feel though it requires regular maintenance. Steel is heavy but it is the most durable and it is low maintenance. Aluminum is less expensive than steel and it is also low maintenance and light. However, the material can easily dent.
Style and Design
The style and design options of these doors are unlimited. If you want your door to be unique, professional garage door company can make such customization. Whether you would like a simple or intricate design; Victorian, classic or modern style, you will find one that would suit your taste. So determine the overall look that you want to achieve on your home and you can use this guide when deciding on the style of the door.