Your Garage Door Buying Guide

Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 by Danny Peterson

There is no denying that garage doors are an essential part of the modern home. Aside from protecting your vehicles and other possessions from the elements and – in some cases – potential break-ins, they can do wonders for your homes’ appearance. In fact, if you’re planning on improving your home’s curb appeal, garage doors are an investment you should look into. Often made from different materials including steel, wood and composites, some models also come with multiple layers and insulation. If you’re looking to buy a garage door, there are some important factors you should look into. Before deciding, compare your options and weigh their pros and cons. This quick guide should help you make an informed decision.

  • When choosing a garage door, focus on quality, longevity, performance, durability, and appearance.

You can easily find manufacturers that offer products with a variety of materials, sizes and designs. Some also offer custom garage doors for different types of home architecture. Whether your house has an old world estate look or a sleek contemporary design, you will find a door that fits your needs.

  • The materials and the door design are both important factors that should not be overlooked.

As for color, you have a wide range of options available at your disposal. You can also choose a door with decorative elements such as window glass, which helps provide light to the interior.

  • Aesthetic appeal is not the most important factor when you’re looking for a new garage door.

Enhancing your home’s curb appeal may be one of a garage door’s many benefits, but it is also known to help keep energy costs down, reduce noise levels, and provide security to your home and belongings. If you live in an area where extremely harsh weather conditions are commonplace, your garage door can have a significant impact on your safety.

  • Steel garage doors are undeniably the most durable.

You can choose from three types of construction – single-, double-, and triple-layer. A single-layer steel door has only one layer of steel. A double-layer door is composed of one layer of steel and a layer of insulation for better thermal protection and noise-reduction. A triple-layer garage door is the most durable and most energy-efficient. It features insulation in-between two layers of steel.

  • There are also low-maintenance garage doors that feature noise reduction, quiet operation, thermal properties and superior durability.

You can also find models that are customizable with paint, hardware, and windows.

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