A Guide to New Garage Doors
Does your garage do squeaks, grinds, shakes of just looks ugly? Regardless of the reason, it reaches a point in time when your old garage door is past repair; replacement is inevitable. With very many options available, such a task can be demanding. Right from material selection to design style, how do you put up new garage doors? Luckily, we’re here to remove some guesswork when you’re selecting a residential or even commercial garage door.
Different Garage Door Materials
Below are different garage door material options each of which has unique set of attributes and demerits;
Steel is a common garage door material thanks to its low cost, minimal maintenance, and durability. Additionally, steel garage doors resemble wood grain, are paintable and come in broad range of design choices. Demerits? Insulation may be necessary particularly if you spend a considerable amount of time inside your garage because steel is a poor insulator. You should also consider the abrasion your new garage door may experience when you’re using; there are several grades of steel with higher grades being thinner. So, if you anticipate widespread dents or damage to it, settle for 24 gauge steel or more (for garage doors meant for commercial purposes).
Aluminum has properties similar to those of steel, with slightly more design options. Although it is cheaper than steel, it’s lighter and more disposed to dents, wear and tear and damage.
The charm and pleasantness of a wooden garage door are exceptional; when painted, its appeal is only slightly comparable to that of savvy steel or aluminum. However, perfectly replicating the warm appearance of an adorned garage door is impossible. If looking for a new home garage door, wood is the best option; it provides a traditional feel that complements most architectural styles. It, nonetheless, requires increased maintenance and upkeep besides being costlier than aluminum or steel. Wood composite is the best alternative for a longer lasting, more affordable wood garage door.
Except when you’re planning to use your garage door along the coast where salt water can damage it, selecting fiberglass is pointless. While it is dent resistant, it’s a poor insulator besides being susceptible to fading when exposed to weather elements.
Which garage door style best suits you?
There are very many new garage doors currently available in the market, making the process of choosing the best design option overwhelming. Aesthetics is not the only factor; as is evident above, different materials impact, uniquely, the functionality of your garage door. So, proceed as follows when selecting;
Firstly and most importantly, choose a design that will integrate seamlessly into your existing architectural style. Doing so will help you avoid making your new garage door stick out oddly instead of appearing like it’s section of your property.
For commercial garage doors, this factor is a somewhat simple endeavor; not many commercial establishments demand a specific design style in the place of a particular material’s functionality. For your home, though, it is important to specifically go for a modern or traditional style thus demanding considering those several design options. Hence, whether you live in a traditional colonial home, a Spanish-style, Century farmhouse, or a rehabilitated Tudor-Style carriage house, rest assured you’ll find the style that best suits you.
If we can be of any service to you regarding your new garage door requirements, kindly, do not hesitate to contact us. We gladly serve wider northeast Ohio region, offering garage door repairs, maintenance, and installation with reliable brands, materials, and expertise in the industry. So, whether you need commercial or residential garage door service, count on us.