How to Choose a Garage Door Style for Your Home

Oct 15

How to Choose a Garage Door Style for Your Home

When a home needs a new garage door, it can be helpful for the homeowner to have some frame of reference before beginning the process of choosing a new one. Your garage door specialist can help you choose the best unit for your home, but here are some things to consider before you decide:

MATERIALS

Wood garage doors offer a rich warmth to the house. Made from mahogany, cedar, or fir, garage doors created from wood will require ongoing maintenance, much the same as, say, a wood fence requires more maintenance than a metal one.

The second thing a homeowner should understand is that although it can have an insulated plywood frame, a wood garage door offers a lower R-value than almost any other type of garage door. If the garage is attached to the home, or if the homeowner is planning on heating or cooling the garage, a wood garage door may not be the best option.

Vinyl or a composite (faux wood) door are other options for garage door materials. They come integrated into a steel frame.

WINDOWS

Windows in a garage door add aesthetic value and light. These qualities are highly desirable, particularly if the garage doesn’t have any other windows. They can be made of assorted types of glass, such as frosted, seeded, hammered, or even stained glass. The downside of windows is that some windows can be a security issue in specific locations, such as a second home, which is often vacant and isn’t in plain view of other residences.

HARDWARE

The hardware of a garage door creates a sense of style and curb appeal. While latches, clavos nails, hinge straps, ring pulls, and pull handles can dress up a garage door in a myriad of different ways, it’s essential that the garage door hardware not be overly fussy or compete with the front door.

TYPE OF DOOR

Traditional, swing doors, bifold doors, trifold doors, and barn doors are all options for garage doors that have different applications. The top can be squared or arched.

FINISHES

Paint, stain, or faux stain are all possibilities for finishing your garage door. The garage door should enhance the architecture and style of your home, mainly since it comprises a large area in front of your home.

THE HOA

If you live in a community with an HOA, they will almost certainly have something to say about the style of garage door which is permissible in your area. We urge you to read their requirements carefully and comply with them correctly. A garage door is not a cheap thing to replace, and you don’t want to butt heads with your community leaders by choosing a door they can rightfully insist you replace.

When you are ready to look at some options in new garage door styles, give us a call! We can help you find and install the perfect garage door for your home.

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