Some of the common materials that are used in garage doors include wood, metal, aluminum and glass. Glass that is used in garage doors has to be tempered as this not only keeps out moisture, but also is more durable so that it is more secure. Your garage door will weigh at least a few hundred pounds so the door cannot be made of thin or flimsy materials that can easily crack or break. Obscuring your glass door can be an effective way for you to not allow people to see the contents of your garage.
One of the benefits to selecting a garage door that is made of steel is that you can maintain it easily. Steel is not only durable, but it is very tough against the elements. These doors hold up relatively well when they encounter temperature and precipitation changes. It is also a cost effective choice for a material for a garage door which is why many businesses decide to use steel doors. One drawback that you should take into consideration before buying one is that the door can rust over time. This means that you will need to maintain the door to try to prevent this issue.
Wooden garage doors can be a great choice if you have a home that has a style that correlates with the door . These doors can slide open or swing out. It is important to evaluate the space in and surrounding the garage to see if the door can easily slide or swing outside. We can help you make sure that you are selecting a wooden door that can operate correctly in the space provided. Some of the types of woods that you can choose from for these garage doors are: mahogany, cedar and redwood.
The major benefit to owning wooden doors is that they look beautiful even in their natural state. However, a major drawback for you is that the wind, rain and cold can make it so that you will have to refinish the doors at least once each year. It can often be beneficial to paint these doors and just apply touch up as you go so that they can maintain a solid appearance all year round.
Commercial garage doors often are made out of aluminum. These garage doors can be a great idea for people who are on a tight budget. Many people think that aluminum doors lack curb appeal, but we can tell you that they not only look great, but they also have panels that are laminated which helps to prevent them from being dented when they sustain an impact. These doors also have very strong frames on them which can help the garage door opening system have a much easier time when trying to raise and lower the door.
Insulation is a vital material to consider when selecting a garage door. Each garage door will state the thickness of the insulation. This is important to making sure that your garage door stays sealed and does not allow water or cold air to enter the home. We can help you choose the materials that are right for your needs.