Commercial and residential garage door solutions come in many flavors. If you are building a new garage from scratch or completely remodeling, explore the following factors to ensure your garage door purchase is a great investment.
- Construction Options: Material selection heavily influences the durability and aesthetic appeal of your garage door. Try to find a balance between visual charm and affordability. Moderately priced wooden doors are built with a timber frame, foam filling, and a plywood exterior. High-end wooden doors feature both interior frames and exterior panels made from beautiful hardwood. Steel doors offer the damage resistance of wood without the need for staining or considerable maintenance. Many installations come with lifetime warranties no matter which material the door is constructed from. Aluminum garage doors are extremely affordable and lightweight. Aluminum’s reduced weight constraints allow homeowners to invest in a less powerful door opener.
- Decorative Styles: Panel designs add unique flair to your chosen door material; flush panels, for example, offer subtle textures that complement surrounding architecture. Stately long-raised panels will add greater dimension to your garage door’s appearance. For a historic home with intricate trim, consider the multifaceted appearance of short-raised panels. Your garage door can really stand out with the addition of colorfully painted panels with accent tones that help colors pop.
- Functionality Factors: Which garage door you choose may also depend on the primary use of your garage. Not all garages are utilized as car ports. Many families use the extra space as a workshop or storage area for fragile items and may want extra insulation for improved climate control. Also, the temperature within attached garages can affect the home’s comfort and energy use. Maintaining a reasonable temperature in the garage hinges on the door. Look for a door with an R-value rating above 3. Colder climates may require an R-Value rating up to 10. Ensure the bottom and sides of your door are sealed properly and ask about insulation options.
For an impressive selection of commercial and residential garage doors, visit Florida Door Solutions online. Call us today at (407) 884-5955 for more advice on custom garage doors.