Here’s How To Choose Your New Garage Door
Before your garage door installation, you have to choose the right door for your home. This means picking the style, material, construction, and interior designs. We understand that all these choices can become overwhelming, which is why we personally walk you through each step of choosing your new garage door. We work with some of the best garage door manufacturers to provide our customers with top-quality garage doors. Read below to find out the steps of choosing your new garage door and learn more about our process by visiting our Garage Door Installation page.
Step 1: Garage Door Styles
There are three garage door styles: traditional garage doors, carriage garage doors, and modern garage doors. Each style of garage door offers its own unique features that make them stand out. Choosing a garage door style is the first step to achieving your perfect garage door.
Traditional garage doors have a timeless design and are the most commonly used garage door design for American homes. Traditional garage doors typically have rectangular, short or long panels to give your home a clean and classic look. Even though traditional doors have a standard design, you can still customize your door to complement your home perfectly. From the color of your doors to the size of windows, we can help you make the best selections to upgrade your curb appeal.
Step 2: Garage Door Materials
Glass garage doors are durable, full-view doors that offer a wide range of glass, frames, and tracks to suit your door needs. Glass garage doors can be a great addition to any home looking to increase curb appeal. With recent upgrades to glass garage doors like insulation and colored or textured glass, you also don’t have to sacrifice energy efficiency or privacy.
Step 3: Garage Door Construction
Pan garage doors are often considered the cheapest option for a new garage door. They are made out of a thin layer of steel, and as a result, are not very durable. Their construction cannot support their weight, which is why they can’t be installed on a wide door. You’ll see that over time, the door will start to collapse in the middle, which will damage the panels. It will also start to wear out your opener and other parts. So while people think they’re getting a great deal with a pan door, it will actually cost you more money in the long run. Pan garage doors dent easily and are known to snap in half, so you want to consider two or three-layer garage doors if you’re ready for a new garage door.
Step 4: Garage Door Interior
Garage door tracks are typically galvanized, or coated in zinc, so they are protected against rust. They come in three different types: standard lift, vertical lift, and high lift. While standard lifts are popular for residential homes, vertical lift tracks are mainly used for commercial use. Vertical lift tracks don’t need a horizontal track, but rather use a vertical track to move the door up and around the opener. High lift tracks are a variation on standard tracks and are used in homes with tall ceilings. We are familiar with the unique needs of homes that have low roof pitch or slanted openings so we can ensure your tracks function seamlessly.