Garage doors have been through many different development stages over the years, but it wasn’t until after World War II that manufacturers really started to mass-produce garage doors. Now, we’ve come far from that world of simplistic one-size-fits-all garage door to the ability to customize your doors to a great degree. There are four common types of garage doors that work well for nearly every home: sectional, roller, swing hung and up and over.
When you’re looking for a garage door, you want to know that not only will it be fully functional, but that it will look great at the same time. While your budget will dictate how much customization can be done to your garage door project, there are some pretty amazing options out there if you have a nearly-unlimited budget such as deep, rich wood doors that are so heavy they require a heavy duty ¾ horsepower motor to raise them and lower them safely!
Insulation is another hot topic, as homeowners look for more ways to cut their overall environmental costs as much as possible due to rising energy costs. Garages may also have items stored in them that are heat or cold sensitive, so it’s important to keep the temperature normalized, and that requires additional insulation. The actual material that your door is made of can have an impact on how well the insulation performs as well.
Keeping your home safe is one of the primary objectives of garage doors, and you always want to ensure that you’re comfortable that your garage door is installed correctly and will keep your family safe. Garage doors should last as long as your home, so be sure you keep in mind that although beautiful, wooden garage doors are unlikely to hold up well in a humid climate.
Professional installation teams such as those at Garage Door Pro can help you consider all the options and find the perfect type of garage door for your needs.