Five materials to consider for your new home garage door
Replacing your garage door is one of the quickest ways to increase the value of your home. Not only can a new garage door provide safe, secure access to your garage, it can also significantly refresh your property’s overall appearance, particularly from the curbside. Below are five materials to consider when shopping for new home garage doors.
1. Wood Garage Doors
Wooden garage doors are very beautiful and authentic, especially perfect for older houses with a lot of character. However, they are also very costly. Wooden garage doors need frequent refinishing and maintenance, and don’t last as long as doors made from other materials. If you really love the look of wood, but can’t afford the heavy price tag, wood composite is a good substitute that looks almost as good as the real thing. Wood composite garage doors also weigh less than wooden ones, meaning they place less pressure on the springs and wear out more slowly.
2. Steel Garage Doors
Steel garage doors are clean, durable, and long-lasting. Steel garage doors are generally made with heavy–duty steel that requires little maintenance and come in three levels of strength — single, double and triple–layer. They are hot–dip galvanized in zinc to prevent rusting, but do still rust occasionally. Still, most steel garage doors require very little maintenance and are generally dent-resistant, provided you get select a double or triple layer model.
3. Aluminum Garage Doors
Aluminum is lighter, making it easier to lift and less hazardous if a spring breaks and causes it to fall. However, that same lightness can make it easier to dent, especially cheap models. If you decide to opt for aluminum garage doors, we recommend investing in those with heavy-duty frames and/or laminated panels, which are sturdier and heavier than other options.
4. Vinyl Garage Doors
Vinyl doors are known as the “kid-proof” garage doors because they’re extremely hard to dent or break. They’re very durable, and only require an occasional hose-down. However, vinyl doors come in considerably fewer colors and designs, and some buyers find them less attractive than wooden, steel, or aluminum doors.
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All American Overhead Garage Doors creates and installs custom new home garage doors in Raleigh, Apex, Cary, and the surrounding areas. To get a free quote, call us today.