Garage doors serve an essential purpose in your home. They provide security and safety for your vehicles and other belongings. Simultaneously, they enhance the overall appearance and value of your property. This is why suitable garage doors must not just be functional, but also attractive. Following are a few aspects of garage doors you should consider before purchasing them.
The benefit of matching the style of your garage door to the rest of your home benefits your property in the near term by adding instant appeal, while possibly adding value to your home in the long term. For example, a country style home might be best suited to a sliding, barn-style garage door. It maintains a theme to be appreciated now and later, if prospective buyers should view your property.
Types of Suitable Garage Doors
There are four main types of suitable garage doors available on the market today: swing-out doors, swing-up doors, roll-up doors, or side-sliding doors. The most commonly used in a residential setting is the roll-up type. However, tracks are required for roll-up garage doors to work. If you can’t mess with the ceiling, you are better off opting for swing-out or sliding garage doors.
Steel, aluminum, and wood are the three primary materials in garage doors. Steel wins the preference of most homeowners for its low maintenance requirements and sturdiness. If you don’t fancy the metallic look, don’t worry. Thanks to advanced technology, steel can now be embossed with a faux wood grain design. However, like any steel, these doors can rust and suffer dents.
Wooden doors exude a particular charm and authenticity that appeals to some homeowners. Available in various sizes and custom crafted, wood does not dent from errant throws of baseballs or basketballs. It can split from an articulated and hard impact, of course. It can also rot from exposure to excess moisture. The latter requires some maintenance via wood stains and/or paint.
Aluminum ranks among the most inexpensive and lightweight garage door materials. At one time a favorite among homeowners, most aluminum garage doors are now used in combination with fiberglass, known for its beautiful translucency and resistance to briny air. Homeowners should be aware that this style of door, however, is not as sturdy as others. They can discolor and not insulate as well as other materials.
Still have questions about selecting the most suitable garage doors for your residence? Contact trusted suppliers such as Coastal Contract Hardware in Myrtle Beach, SC for more information.
Coastal Contract Hardware is an experienced locksmith serving the entire Grand Strand area, including the installation and maintenance of garage doors and garage door openers. 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.