The Garage Door

Your Garage Door

In choosing the right garage door for your home, there are many factors to consider. The look of your garage door is probably the most important, but this Guide by The Garage Door will help you with the other considerations like price, type of drive system, security functions, safety concers, the remote and fixed controller and lighting. Use this Garage Door guide as a checklist before approaching your local supplier. garage door
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The look and style of your Garage Door
The primary consideration in planning your garage door is what material to use. There are 3 main materials for garage door construction: Wood, Steel and Fiberglass; which one you select depends on the style of your home, your budget and how warm you want your garage to be. When you're planning to install a garage door, you can consider options like heated garages or unique windows.
The Most Popular Style is the Overhead Garage Door. They have a big advantage over tilting or hinged systems in that there is no risk of damaging a car parked too close to the garage door. They are automatic, easy to use and usually have good safety features. The Overhead garage door rolls up and stores along the roof of the garage. Overhead door features to look for are that they are smooth, quiet and compact. It is possible to install an overhead garage door yourself, but most people prefer for the supplier to arrange installation.. Popular garage door manufacturers include Garaga, Liftmaster, Raynor or DBCI.

The Appeal of Wood
Wooden garage doors are desirable yet relatively affordable.garage door  Not all timbers are durable, so for a durable garage door select solid cedar, which will last for years and keep looking wonderful. Sections of roll-up wooden doors may have either panel or flush construction. For panel doors, manufacturers fit several separate, rectangular panels into a wooden frame. Flush sections are made by fastening a plywood panel on top of a wooden frame. Unless you are using cedar, the main disadvantage of a wooden garage door is that wood expands and contracts and can warp or crack as it weathers. It demands refinishing every couple of years to keep it looking good and in top condition.


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The Sectional Garage Door
The sectional garage door is the most popular type of overhead garage door. It is usually comprised of four or five sections, hinged to one another to allow them to angle through a 90 curve at the top of the doorway and then fold parallel to the ceiling. It has a steel track through which the door travels when lifted open. The main functional advantage of sectional garage doors is security. Each individual panel is very sturdy. It is usually made of a double skin of galvanized steel with foam insulation. Most models of sectional garage doors are manufactured with a standard two-point latch locking system to ensure the best level of protection against burglary. The panels play a big role in allowing you to customize the look to achieve the desired architectural design effect. Whether it is made of steel, aluminum or wood, this type of door is easy to customize. Check the supplier catalogue and play around with colors, textures and appearances to reflect and complement the style and design of your home.

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