How to Customize Your Garage Door
They may be just simply entry or exit access for your cars, but garage doors’ curb appeal can also be taken into a new level with the availability of new materials, being promoted in the market, which can improve not just on the looks, but have the combined worth of efficiency, maintenance, and durability which come along with it.
Due to the advancement of the material technology on garage doors, homeowners will find that the new products are not just made of sturdier stuffs but that they also are appealing and that is why, now is a ripe time to choose which of these materials can suitably fit your concept of a garage door with so many available in the market.
The common standard materials for garage doors are made of steel, aluminium, wood, and vinyl, each of which carries their brand of purpose and use. When it comes to selecting for a cost effective material, steel comes out as the most common and affordable one and has very low maintenance upkeep because of its metal property, which is more compact than the rest of the materials, providing durability to withstand any illegal forced entry and to withstand any sort of weather conditions with the exception that steel is not a good insulator and cannot stand up against dents and dings. If one prefers a lightweight material for the garage door, aluminium is a good alternative choice after steel due to its light metallic property and that it is also cost effective, as well as having a longer lifespan, but it can also be least efficient as an insulator and can be dented and have dings after a longer period of use. A third option, which is becoming to be a successful alternative than steel or aluminium, is the vinyl material because it has better durability, lightweight, cost effective, and can withstand dents or dings and except from the fact that it is not as effective as an insulator, although newer products have considered the insulation factor, vinyl stands as an improved choice. If one is more concerned with insulation, the best insulating material is wood, however, choosing wood as a garage door material will entail yearly maintenance for repainting and may cost a bit more.
After deciding which would be the right garage door material, the next option is to decide which door style suits and blends well with the entire front house design and there are three style concepts to choose from: carriage style, contemporary, and traditional or classic. It’s all about functionality and a personal style choice that is conscious of the overall effect of the garage door design in relation to the entire house style concept, so the choices are narrowed down into choosing contemporary, which is the more modern look using aluminium or vinyl to come up with flowing clean lines and modern finishes, or the carriage style which is more the old-fashioned concept with decorative windows and made up of a choice between steel or wood or the classic traditional style which is of steel panels, but equipped with a rolling mechanism for opening and closing the garage.