Types Of Garage Doors
When it comes to picking out a new garage door, there are many factors to take into consideration before installation. You will want to consider the style, materials, and the right system for how your garage door will function. Cost, and curb appeal will all factor into your garage door choice.
Choosing The Right Garage Door System
Depending on the type of home you live in, the garage door system is an important thing to consider. For example, if you live in a ranch home and would like to keep with the classical design, then chances are you would have a beautifully crafted wooden door that swings out from the middle like a set of French doors.
Another system to consider is the single panel swing-up garage door. These occupy the same amount of space as a roll-up garage door. The difference is a single slab instead of sections that roll-up a track. Single panel garage doors allow for a variety of styles to pick from and have fewer parts in the system which can be less of a hassle.
A very popular and common system is the roll-up garage door that we see in many houses today. They require no driveway clearance space which is great for a home in tight or close quarters to the street. They are extremely convenient and you can still find these garage doors made from a variety of materials.
Garage Door Material
Choosing the right material for your garage door is important because it is going to not only impact your home aesthetically, but it will also provide different degrees of insulation and durability. It will be the difference between more or less maintenance and upkeep.
Wooden garage doors are extremely luxurious as there are seemingly endless wood species that have different colors, grain patterns, hardness, weight, and more.
Steel doors are typically longer lasting, better insulated, and are not as affected by the elements as wood. So choosing your garage door will also depend on the kind of maintenance you are willing to handle on your own.
Some people love DIY projects and tinkering around the house, so a wood door could be a great option for them. Then there are those who want durability against the elements and low maintenance. For them, a steel door would probably be best.
Talk To An Garage Door Professional
You could spend lots of time researching articles and forums online or you could give D&D Door Service a call! Our team is very knowledgeable and can help answer questions that you have about your future garage door!