Different types of garage doors03/29/2014 Back To Blog
Buying a garage door is a major investment and home and business owners put in much thought and money before making the first move. It's better to arm yourself with the right knowledge about garage door sizes, style and construction and the various types of door available in the market today. Further they also need to be insulated to help save energy costs all year round.
Garage doors are made in various sizes that can be customized to fit into any opening. It could be a large door for industrial units or a small sized door for a home, there are options aplenty.
Nearly all garage doors are made out of wood or steel and the latter being more affordable and easy to maintain. Steel doors are also single, double or triple layered. Single layers are made out of a single layer of galvanized steel while a double layered door has a solid layer of polystyrene or polyurethane in addition to a galvanized skin. Triple layered doors are similar to the double layer version but it also has a galvanized skin to protect the polystyrene layer. These doors have a thick layer of insulation and a higher R value. They are believed to be a lot safer and have better sound-proof properties.
- Panel design
Adding window panels is an exciting feature as it allows light to enter the garage and regulates temperature. There are different panel designs like short-raised and long raised ones that can be chosen based on personal preference. They help in enhancing the overall look of the home by adding depth and lending a distinct feel. Painted panels are also popular while flush panels are generally flat and blend well with the wall.
A garage door's function is no longer limited to housing just a car. It's is an extension of your home and can be used for various other household purposes. So choosing the right door is important.