GARAGE DOOR MATERIALS
Not all garage doors are created equal. There are important factors that make some models a far wiser investment. While quality of construction and installation will definitely reduce your future garage door repair needs, what about things like maintenance, insulation, and security? You won’t find any of these things present if you opt for one of those $300 garage door Camarillo specials.
Metal Ranges from Fair to Excellent
Structural quality has a great deal to do with the gauge of steel used to make the panels. The more budget-priced the garage door, the lighter the steel weight, but many homeowners don’t realize that. You see, the numbers used to convey the thickness of the steel are a bit confusing. The smaller the number, the more heavy-duty the metal.
The last thing you want is to make this investment and discover your new garage doors are easily dented. This leads to more calls for panel replacement. If all it takes is kids tossing balls or dropping their bike to rumple your door, you’ll be fixing it constantly. Less is more, but not always when you’re dealing with prices. Just because its steel, you won’t be saved from lots of garage door repairs, Westlake Village. Not when the metal is as thin as a Coke can.
Poor to Fair Quality
Single-layer steel models without insulation lead to more garage door repairs, Westlake Village. They also radiate heat and cold.
Double-layer steel gives you a stronger-skinned garage door, and reduces repairs. But, pay close attention to the R-value and note the bottom seal quality.
This is a savvy investment. Triple-layer steel doors have stronger skins and design details, along with better bottom seals and insulation.
Wood vs. Solid Wood
Some wood garage doors are actually a thin laminate surface adhered to an insulation core. Great in cold climates, but not solid wood!
Ongoing Exterior Maintenance
Wood garage doors are stunning. However, they are higher maintenance than steel or composite doors finished to look like stained or painted wood. We find that most homeowners today seek low to no maintenance, beautiful design, and long-lasting value. Working with Archway, you can choose a great looking wood finish that never needs resealing or custom designs crafted from fine natural woods.
Insulation is important to reducing your energy use, carbon footprint, and monthly utility bills. If you have living space over the garage, a workshop, or the laundry room, good insulation can keep it up to 15 degrees cooler than a basic pan door construction would deliver. So, getting good R-factor from your garage door pays a bit of your initial investment back each month, and makes your home a more comfortable space.
Sleek Glass Alternatives
For fans of contemporary architecture, the new opaque glass garage doors present an exciting modern style. These offer varying shades of privacy, lots of interior light, and are both rust and corrosion resistant. You will have options on the door, such as tempered glass versus lightweight Plexiglas. The framing is aluminum and can have a realistic looking wood finish or sleek, solid colors that give you a very low maintenance door with great curb appeal.
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