Residential Garage Doors
Choosing a new garage door for your home is an important investment in the quality of both your home's appearance and comfort level. Your garage door completes the look and feel of up to 30% of your home's facade; let us help you find the doors best suited to your needs and budget.
Residential garage doors offer a wide variety of:
- Insulation types
- Maintenance levels
Choose from steel, wood and composite residential garage doors.
Which Type of Residential Garage Doors is Right For You?
Wooden garage doors
Wooden doors, although quite heavy, are durable, as long as they are well maintained with regular staining or painting to preserve their 'like new' condition.
Steel garage doors
Steel doors are lighter weight, can be very strong when insulated, and require only a limited amount of maintenance. Single layer garage doors can be an affordable as well as a long lasting option, as long as they won't be exposed to rough usage and many bumps, and won't need to protect a part of your home that needs to stay warm. Double layer steel garage doors offer far greater benefit with improved strength and insulation qualities, as well as quieter function, while being considerably lighter-weight than wooden garage doors.
Composite garage doors
The best of both worlds can often be found in composite doors. They require low maintenance, and being as strong as any steel garage door, composite garage doors can have a look and feel similar to that of any authentic wooden garage door.
More Tips On Choosing Garage Doors For Your Home
Match Your Garage Door to Your Home's Architecture
Some helpful tips to help you choose the correct style are to stand a good distance away from your home so you can see the over all style. A good rule of thumb is that if your home's architectural details include a lot of straight lines, your garage door should too. If, however, your home design includes arches, you may want get a garage door that has arches as well.
Complement Your Home's Look With the Right Texture and Finish of Garage Doors
If your home has a classic, rural or vintage look, you may want to buy carriage style garage doors, wooden garage doors or other garage doors that have an authentic quality wood grain finish. However, if your home is a more modern or contemporary design, steel garage doors or composite panel style garage doors may complement your home best.
Choose a Garage Door With Appropriate Durability
The durability you'll need from your garage door depends on several factors: how often your garage door is used, your climate, and the conditions it will be exposed to.
When considering which insulation needs are to be met by a garage door you have to take note of several things and choose the correct 'R' (resistance) rating with lower 'R' ratings offering very limited insulation qualities and medium to higher number 'R' ratings offering higher insulation levels.
Additional insulation details to look out for are:
- Removable/replaceable flexible rubber weather striping at the top, bottom and sides of the garage door (avoid PVC/vinyl weather stripping as it can crack and split with use and age)
- Silicone or other type of insulation between panel joints
- Insulation type and thicknesses, polystyrene light to medium insulation value vs. polyurethane foam filler with medium to heavy insulating qualities
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