The Ultimate Guide to Buying a Garage Door
When you’re looking for a new garage door or to replace garage door, there are many things to consider. You want to ensure that the company has an impeccable reputation and that the installation process will be efficient. There are also many different types of doors available on the market today, each with their own benefits and drawbacks. The most popular types of garage doors are sectional and aluminum.
Sectional Doors: Sectional doors are the type that you see in many homes today, as they offer a relatively inexpensive option for homeowners who want to make their property more energy efficient. They can be divided into sections and rotated towards one side or another with an electric motor so that when not in use, only two thirds of the door is exposed on each side instead of three quarters (that’s why these doors are called “sectionals”).
If this design sounds familiar it may be because many cars have been using them since the 1950s to save gas consumption by reducing drag from wind resistance at high speeds. In addition, due to how much space they take up when open, you will need a very wide garage door opening to accommodate them.
Aluminum Doors: Aluminum doors are more expensive than sectional ones, and can be the single most expensive part of your new home improvement project if you’re working with an aluminum vendor. But while these doors cost twice as much or more as their steel counterparts they offer significant benefits in terms of energy efficiency and longevity. One major advantage is that because there’s no wood on either side of the frame (or anywhere else), it won’t warp over time like other types of doors do. They also don’t require painting–although some homeowners may consider this disadvantageous since many people find painting enjoyable for its therapeutic properties–and come with a 50-year warranty from the manufacturer against leaking.