5 Types Of Materials To Consider When Replacing Your Garage Door
Replacing your garage door with the right type of door can instantly increase the outside aesthetics of your curb appeal and increase the value of your property considerably.
The Four Common Types Of Garage Doors:
- Roll up
- Swing up
- Sliding barn door type
- Swinging out (carriage house style)
Deciding on the style of door you’ll be using will be dependent on the space in your garage in both the entryway and around the ceiling tracks.
Different Types Of Materials Used For Garage Doors:
This material is immensely tough and not easily dented or damaged and is generally referred to as “kid proof”. Their construction is similar than fiberglass, but they only need to be hosed down occasionally and are a lot stronger. Unfortunately, the color and design choices for them are limited.
This type of material can be shaped to mimic other types of material. You can maintain the transparent look to allow soft light to penetrate or you can customize it to have a wood-like or different looks. The only disadvantage is that the fiberglass can have a yellowish appearance over time and can break, especially in colder areas.
A great choice when you want to install wide double doors as it is lightweight and the laminated panels can withstand dents. They are pricier than other materials especially if you’re choosing doors with heavy-duty frames.
If you are shopping around for modern garage doors or you are looking for more exciting options, you can consider doors that have a combination of materials, for example, aluminum and glass for a sleek and stylish look.
Steel require less maintenance than wooden doors, and the best doors are made from a double layer of galvanized steel. These doors are more susceptible to rust and dents but to successfully lower these risks you can opt for a 24 or 25-gauge steel door, or you can add a fiberglass overlay to strengthen the door.
5. Wood or Wood Composite
Wood is the more preferred choice as it has an authentic and stunning appearance but are unfortunately one of the most expensive alternatives. They can resist wear and tear but will need regular refinishing, and they are not as durable as other doors. Wood composite doors can easily be customized, and they are available in mid-range to expensive price tags. Therefore, making them a more cost-effective choice, plus they weigh less than wooden doors. They are ideal for sizeable double garage doors.
Choosing the right material and style of your garage doors can be a tough choice. Ultimately, you need to pick a garage door that is functional but is not compromising on style. A garage door is a prominent feature of your structure, and it is essential to choose a door which is blending perfectly with the design and appearance of your house. And ideally, you want a door that is easily operated and fast-opening.