Know Your Options Before Choosing The Ideal Garage Door

Unlike when you’re searching for an interior door for your home, when you’re choosing a garage door things are a bit different. There are lots of options and they’re not always common knowledge. You need to take into consideration a series of specific aspects and to dig a little deeper if you want the door to be ideal from every point of view.

Garage doors come in four basic types

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That’s right, there are only four types of garage doors. They can swing out, swing up, roll up or slide to the side. There are, however, a ton of different designs and styles in which these four types have been implemented. But first things first. Choose a type and only look for garage doors that feature that particular characteristic.

Garage doors need to be insulated

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Considering how large garage doors are, it seems obvious that they should be insulated. Insulated doors are not only more durable but they also have a more finished look and thus look better from the interior.

The common materials from which garage doors are made

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There are several common materials for garage doors. For example, they can be made of wood in which case they have a particularly charming, rustic and authentic look. They can be made in all sizes but they require frequent repairing or refinishing.

Another common material for garage doors is steel. They’re low-maintenance and they’re touch but still inexpensive. The downside is that bare steel rusts and gets scratches and dents.

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Aluminum garage doors represent another inexpensive option. They are rust-proof and have a rather rugged look. Some types have only the frame made of aluminum and the panels are made of other materials such as high-density polyethylene. Aluminum is a great choice for particularly large doors because it’s lightweight.

The garage door should suit the style of your house

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You should look for a garage door that suits the style of your house. For example, a rustic or traditional house could accommodate well a wooden door. A modern home might look better with a roll-up door made of steel, etc.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on March 17, 2011

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Stefan is the owner of Homedit.com – he started the site back in November 2008, from his passion for interior design and decorations and since then the site went from being a simple blog to one of the most popular home design websites on the web right now.


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