An already beautiful home can become stunning with a little planning and fore-thought. For example, most people leave the garage door decision to last, almost as an afterthought. However, garage doors can change the overall design of your home’s exterior, as well as the “curb appeal” factor.
Doors come in many different designs, colors, insulation values and sizes. Make a choice to move away from the traditional raised panel designs. One door I recommend has a fiberglass surface that offers a deep, rich wood-grain pattern that looks remarkably like real wood but has the durable steel and polyurethane insulation construction. If you are looking for an old-fashioned carriage house look but with the durability of steel, choose a cross buck design that reminds you of a quaint barn door. There are many different patterns from which to choose.
If, however you do want a real craftsmen built wood door, there are a variety of Wood Carriage House Doors that combine the classic swing-open appearance and detailing of carriage house wood doors with the convenience of standard sectional garage doors.
Colors are also important. Consider matching the color or stain to your shutters or siding. If you are looking for something a little more unique or creative, they are also available to paint so you could even paint it two or three colors to turn your garage door into a true fashion statement.
Concerns today regarding high energy costs should play a factor into your decision as well. Think of this being just as important as other areas of your home that are insulated. Insulated doors keep your energy costs down, help make the door stronger and lessen the noise while the door is in operation. Choose a Polystyrene insulated door as opposed to Polyurethane. Polystyrene application is thinner but has a higher R-Value because the insulation expands to tightly fill the cavity and bonds to the sections.
Have you thought of windows on the door? Some people underestimate the value windows can add to the garage door. Add them to the top panel or the second panel. They allow beauty of natural light into your garage. If you like to see out from inside your garage, place windows in the second panel. If you are concerned about being able to see in from the outside, put them on the top. Visit www.wayne-dalton.com and link to the design center to choose different patterns and see the look with and without windows.
The size of the door is also a factor. Choose a size different from the standard 7’ opening that fits your lifestyle. You can choose from a variety of doors for the look and they offer other sizes than your standard height to give you that extra room you may need for your vehicle and your daily activity. For more information, visit our website at www.metrogaragedoorsinc.com.
Metro Garage Door Inc.
P.O. Box 07
7458 Bankhead Highway
Winston, GA 30187
Located in Douglasville, GA