Is your garage door sagging, almost impossible to lift, or just generally falling apart? If it is, maybe now is the time to replace it with a new one that’s easy to operate and maintain.
Not only can a new garage door provide safe, secure, and easy access to your garage, but it also can renew and refresh your property’s overall appearance, particularly if it can be seen from curbside. With the technology today, doors have been made to help save money by reducing utility costs.
Garage doors are made from steel, wood and wood composites, fiberglass, vinyl, and aluminum. Though each of these has its benefits, steel and wood doors are by far the most common.
• Wood is a classic because of its natural beauty, availability, and easy customization. But it just doesn’t last as long as other materials and thus requires fairly consistent care.
• Steel garage doors have become very popular because they’re strong, relatively inexpensive, and low maintenance. In addition, state-of-the-art steel garage doors do an excellent job of imitating the look of wood.
In addition to the use of an increasingly broader selection of durable materials for their manufacture, garage doors have become high-tech, with high-performance insulation and energy-saving glazing, finished interior surfaces, baked-on exterior finishes and more. Some non-wood doors have been given very realistic wood grain surfaces that will accept a stain—it is hard to differentiate between these and real wood.
If you are trying to decide between wood or steel, the advantages of steel are outweighing wood. Steel lasts longer, and is less maintenance. And if you can get the same look as wood, why not go the steel route?
In terms of style, carriage-house garage doors have become very popular because of their classic look. For a sleek, translucent contemporary look, aluminum framed doors with opaque glass panels are hard to beat. You will want to make sure to do a sample test of the colors next to the exterior of your home before making your decision. Never make the decision in a warehouse. The lighting can be slightly deceptive, and once the doors are up, it’s difficult to change your mind. Always use the natural lighting at your property when testing samples.
Depending on your environment, one style may suit your needs better!
HiCaliber can assist in helping you find an honest local company for farage doors. We have built many homes in the southern Utah area. We can even help guide you in the right direction when making the final decision on material and color. Call us 435-674-9338