Choosing the right type of garage door can be challenging. If you’re not familiar with the various types of residential doors it can be even more challenging. When you’re in the market for a new garage door, it will help to know which type of options you have and what you should look for when you’re in the market for a new garage door. At Pro East Cobb Garage Door in East Cobb, Georgia, we always consult with our clients prior to installing their new garage door. One of the things that we explain to our clients is the need to make sure that their garage door is a good fit for the style of home they have. When you have a door installed, it is best if the door represents the style of home that you have. Your lovely house could go unnoticed if you have an unattractive or unkept garage door. When you are looking for a new garage door, make sure that it meets your needs. There are some specific factors that you should keep in mind, which will be discussed with you prior to installation. However before we even discuss your needs and preferences, we feel that it is important to know the type of residential garage doors that are available to you.
When selecting a garage door, you should keep in mind certain factors, such as, cost, weather and maintenance. With so many doors to choose from, we thought we’d start by telling you the most popular types of residential garage doors that we install:
This type of door is popular due to its resistance to most extreme temperatures. The fiberglass garage door is the most durable of the various types of residential garage doors that are available to you. It is well insulated and helps to lower your heating and cooling bills. These types of doors tend to last longer and come in a variety of styles and designs.
Wood doors are popular but they can also be very expensive. The material is costly and it takes great skill to work with wood. Despite the higher price tag of a wood door, many people feel that it is well worth the added expense to have a wood door. The wood door will certainly stand out because it is also the most attractive of all of the various types of residential doors; this alone could push up the price tag. Wood doors also provide homeowners with a more modern looking garage door.
These types of doors are generally used in areas where there is high wind. This is because they are durable doors that are not easily damaged by the weather. It is one of the more practical options of garage doors.
Compared to the steel door, aluminums doors are often much lighter in weight, which makes the opening feature easier. Since the opening mechanism lasts longer, you don’t have to spend as much on the maintenance of an aluminum garage door. One of the biggest advantages of an aluminum door is the fact that they are recyclable.
You may not know what you can expect when you buy a specific type of garage door but since we’ve outlined some of the benefits of the most popular garage doors, at least you now you know what you can expect. We would always suggest that you familiarize yourself with as many of the garage door types as possible before making a final decision. Just consider that fact that a garage door is a major investment for most homeowners. It isn’t something that you want to turn around and replace 2 years from now or even 5. This is why we would suggest that you take your time to gather enough information about the various types of residential garage doors. Doing so will enable you to make a well-informed decision about the type of garage door to have installed.
Why Have Your Door Replaced
The most common reasons people replace their garage doors is due to the appearance of their existing door and damages that it may have incurred. The door may be dated, rusted, scratched, warped, cracked and just unappealing due to the age of the door. If the home is detracting from the appearance of your house, it is a good idea to go ahead and invest in a new garage door. If you have backed into your garage one too many times, you may experience problems with your rollers, springs, track, opener and other equipment that helps to operate the door of your garage. When you experience damage to your door, you also put yourself in harms way. The door can then become a serious safety hazard. You should definitely seek the services of a professional garage door service to have a new garage door installed if there is serious damage to your door. Continuing to have one problem after the next fixed and patched is only prolonging the inevitable, the need to purchase a new garage door.
Don’t take unnecessary chances with the safety and security of your family. Instead, start doing your research and make sure you know what is most important to you in terms of what your garage door can offer to you. The worst thing you can do is base your needs on that of someone else. Just because you’ve noticed a neighbor with a certain type of door doesn’t mean that this is the same type of door that you should have. What might be important to them might not be important to you and vice-versa. You may notice a neighbor with a very attractive door and think that it would look nice on your home. However, what we would suggest that you do is find out what type of door it is and consult with us further to determine if this type of door will be best suited for your needs. You can get exactly what you want with a little forethought before having your new garage door installed.