Best Garage Doors Installation – Quick Guide
If you’re looking for the best garage doors installation, style and material options will be plenty but how will you decide the best garage door for your house? Today homeowners want the best for their homes. Door Doctors has the best options when it comes to garage doors installation.
In the course of the past decade, modern garage doors became more focused towards the curb appeal of garage doors. Sometimes it seems that wooden carriage-style doors are now to home exteriors what granite countertops are to kitchens (both carry a similar sticker price). Fortunately, there are also some reasonably priced and decidedly attractive options to consider for new garage door installation
TYPES OF MODERN GARAGE DOOR MATERIALS
Like passage doors, modern garage doors can be made of steel, aluminum, wood, wood composites, fiberglass, vinyl or glass. Regardless of what the real material is, the wood look is generally the most popular.
Wood Garage Doors
Wood garage doors are built with layers, or plies, to prevent warping. Woods include cedar, redwood, fir, and meranti (luan). Wood doors may be factory-stained or painted or finished on-site.
Steel Garage Doors
The best steel garage doors are made of two layers of galvanized steel, the surface of which is either prepared and painted with an extreme topcoat finish or clad with a composite material. Steel doors can be painted to coordinate your home and are available with or without insulation. The drawback of steel doors is that they can be dented and are liable to get corroded easily, particularly in seaside territories.
Wood Composite Garage Doors
Composite garage doors commonly have a wood frame secured with sheets of fiberboard. Better models offer higher-thickness fiberboard skins and incorporate realistic details, such as overlays and grooves to simulate a real wood door. Cores are filled with polystyrene insulation.
Aluminum Frame Doors
Garage doors fitted with aluminum boards wipe out the issue of rust but dent easily. They are available in contemporary brushed finishes, as well as in many colors. (Translucent glass panels may be used in place of aluminum panels; these admit daylight without compromising privacy or security.)
Garage doors made from fiberglass are less subject to denting or cracking. They do not rust but can break upon impact. Two layers of fiberglass are typically bonded to a steel frame and filled with polyurethane insulation. Steel end caps help improve rigidity.
Vinyl garage doors are promoted as being ‘kid-proof’ because they are difficult to dent or break. Typically built upon steel frames, these are filled with polyurethane insulation. Vinyl doors look similar to fiberglass doors but are available in fewer colors. They are very durable and require little maintenance aside from an occasional hosing.