Garage doors have changed a lot in recent years, and there are currently many types and styles to choose from. The highly skilled team at H&O Garage Doors can help you select the perfect door that will add to the curb appeal of your home.
What types of garage doors are available?
There are many types of residential garage doors on the market, including sliding, folding, up-and-over and roll up doors, but the most common is a sectional door. This door has a number of horizontal panels that are attached with hinges. Each panel is fitted with rollers that ride in the tracks. The weight of the door is counterbalanced by a torsion spring. The door can be opened either automatically or manually.
These doors are available in the popular carriage-house style that essentially operate like French doors. In addition, carriage-house doors help the garage to blend with the rest of the home and are also energy efficient. Most sectional garage doors also come with in a variety of shapes, whether square or arched in contemporary or traditional styles.
What are garage doors made of?
Garage doors can be made of many different materials including wood, fiberglass, steel, aluminum, fiberglass, vinyl and many others. However, the most popular look is wood. These doors are built in layers and can be made of woods such a cedar, fir and redwood, and either painted or stained in the factory on onsite.
Because these doors require maintenance to protect the wood, many homeowners opt for fiberglass or vinyl doors. Fiberglass is less prone to dents and cracks and are also rust proof while vinyl is difficult to break or dent, which is perfect protection from kids playing ball in the driveway.
In the end, a garage is more than just a place to keep your car or store the lawnmower, holiday decorations and tools, it is an important component of a residential dwelling. A well designed garage door that blends with the design of your home is not only pleasing to the eye, but can also add to the value of your property.