You’re probably all too familiar with the looks of your garage doors. It’s the last thing you see when you leave home for work in your car and the first thing you see upon your return. Naturally, then, all the scratches, nicks and dents are basically in your face. These are the results of simple wear and tear in most cases. When they all add up to a blight that affects the entire look of your home, it’s time to consider replacing your garage doors.
Before shopping around, however, know which materials lend style and endurance at the same time so you will not need to repair or replace the doors any time soon.
Steel garage doors are a great option for any home. They are customizable in a couple of ways. First, if you are looking for insulation, they come with or without it. It’s a decision based on the type of items you keep in your garage and whether they require protection from the cold. Secondly, steel doors can be painted any color to match your house.
Granted, steel doors can sustain dents, scratches and scrapes more easily than a couple other options. In coastal areas such as Myrtle Beach, corrosion must also be considered when choosing your garage door material.
Many homeowners like wood for their garage doors. Wooden doors are often constructed in layers to allay the most common fault in wood—warping. The type of wood chosen affects the look and endurance of your garage doors, but no matter the wood type, your garage doors can be stained or painted in a way that coordinates well with the rest of your home. However, wood doors require more maintenance that other materials, especially in the realm of paint.
Fiberglass doors offer a happy medium between wood and steel. They emulate the look of wood but eliminate the tedious upkeep required for wooden garage doors. Given the alternatives, fiberglass doors are also less likely to dent, crack or rust. Fiberglass, however, can sever more easily upon impact.
Aluminum doors were once very common in the housing industry. Relatively inexpensive and lightweight, which causes less strain on your garage door operating mechanism, aluminum lends itself to a unique style for any home. However, because these doors are light, they are not always as sturdy and durable as some other alternatives.
When determining the look and feel of your home, start with your familiar friend, your garage door. Enough options for materials and designs exist to not only find doors that last, but look good on your home at the same time.
Coastal Contract Hardware is an experienced locksmith serving the entire Grand Strand area, including installation and maintenance of garage doors for residential and commercial use. We service areas in North and South Carolina such as Myrtle Beach, Surfside Beach, Garden City, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Conway, Murrells Inlet, Pawleys Island, and Horry County, SC and other surrounding areas. To find out more, get in touch by visiting our contact page and filling out the form or call us at 843-946-3500. Be sure to follow us on Twitter and Like us on Facebook as well!