Garage doors do not only provide function for proper access to the garage, but it can play a surprisingly big role in the overall curb appeal of your home. There is quite an impact the garage door has on the value and appearance. Your garage door should operate smoothly and look like a cohesive part of your home. When it comes to replacing your garage door, we at AAA Action Doors have created a guide to help you better select a garage door better suited for you tastes, home’s style, and budget.
Types of Garage Doors
Equipped with different opening mechanisms, there are 4 basic types of garage doors; swing out, swing up, roll up, and side to side.
Roll Up Garage Door
Most are at least familiar with roll-up garage, or have one already as they are most popular. In most modern designs, it is also the most common.
Swing Up & Swing Out Garage Door
Those looking for a classic and distinguished look as well as those looking to keep the ceiling of their garage open, both are a great choice for homeowners.
Garage Door Styles
Selecting a garage door should coincide with your house’s style. Pick a style of door that is cohesive for classically styled home for instance. You do not have to compromise modern conveniences when selecting classic or traditional style garage doors to match the style home wither. There are many different types of finishes, features, hardware, windows, as well as insulation options to have the right garage door accommodate your needs for your home without sacrificing design or function.
Garage Door Materials
Just as there are several styles and types of garage doors to choose from, there are a few options when it comes to material used for the garage door. When it comes to the type of material, consider maintenance, how it manages the climate, and so on. For example, living in the Las Vegas Desert, you will a sturdy material that does will in dry, hot areas.
Steel Garage Door: Steel options is a current trend seen in garage doors. It provides durability, affordability, and requires little maintenance as it receives little wear.
Wood Garage Door: Wood offers a very traditional style and craftsmanship that can only be mimicked to a certain extent. Wood comes with extra care and maintenance, especially in the dry hot climate. Every few years the wood does need to be refinished and other expenses can add up with insulation factors, decorative elements, and quality of the wood.
Fiberglass Garage Door: Fiberglass can imitate the look of wood pretty well and doesn’t come with nearly all the maintenance of wood. Without the potential of rot and warp, the wood grain fiberglass designs will give your garage doors a natural-looking finish. As durable as steel, and only requires surface maintenance, depending on the received sun exposure.
Aluminum Garage Door: Although the material itself is loved for its unique look and rust-proof nature; the inexpensive aluminum doors are relatively presently uncommon. With a higher price tag however, the heavy-duty aluminum doors will last a long time with general maintenance. In the event you’re in need of a light-weight garage door option, or long side-to-side doors, the lesser expensive doors sporting aluminum frames are a great choice