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Selecting A Garage Door For Your
Editor In Chief, United Home Improvement
Garage doors play an important role of a home's exterior display and
curb appeal. They are one of the first things people see when
glancing at a home. When you mix the importance of décor with safety
measurements and crucial functionality, you will begin to realize
that careful planning must go into selecting the right garage door.
It is important to consider the style, function and material of a
garage door upon purchasing. The three most common types of garage
doors include tilt, roll, and sectional doors.
• Tilt Doors: A single panel door. Offers the widest choice of
appearance. Recommended when garage headroom or ceiling height is
limited. Unique structure offers rigidity and lasting performance.
Door panels are typically made from solid timber, timber veneer
plywood, steel and aluminum.
• Roll Doors: Popular among home owners for preferred performance.
They roll straight up behind the opening, making them suitable for
limited outside space. They do require room inside the garage for
the door to roll in to. Typically made from steel.
• Sectional Doors: Consist of a number of hinged panels or sections
which lift up and along the underside of the ceiling. Panels are
made from timber, metal or fiberglass. Also come in a variety of
very attractive paneled, ribbed or plain designs. The doors do not
protrude the outside because they mount behind the opening.
In addition to the door type, you will want to pay particular
attention to the correct measurements, suitable style, effective
insulation, and estimated maintenance. All of these factors will
weigh heavy on the overall appearance, functionality, and future
costs of your garage door.
Keep in mind, the cost of your garage door well vary depending on
which materials your door is made of, custom design elements, and
type of insulation. Generally you can group the level of these
factors into stock, semi-custom, and custom garage doors.