angelica. garage door design. February 24th , 2018.
There are several things that you have to decide on when choosing the right type of door for your garage. You have to choose from a range of styles and materials. There are types of doors that have windows while there are those that have solid door panels. The most common materials for garage doors are aluminum and steel. However, there are now manufacturers that offer doors that are made of wood, fiberglass, wood composites, metal combinations and even plastic. Style options include a wide array of raised panels as well as those that adopt the industrial look. When assessing your options in the style and function, you may either go for the type of garage door that spans the entire width of your garage or the type of door which is composed of two or more small door panels.
One of the drawbacks to a wooden doors besides there price comes from the increased maintenance that is required to keep them looking great. Granted you do want the weather look for your door but if you do not keep it sealed it will crack and warp. Wood garage doors are very pleasing to eye if they are maintained properly. In general wood is a good insulator but cannot match the insulation efficiency of foam insulation. Another drawback to a wood door is the lack of strength and security that galvanized steel carriage garage doors can provide.
Another option to consider if selecting steel carriage garage doors is to have either an embossed metal finish that emulates real wood texture. This option will give you all the strength of metal doors but also the look of real wood. Some manufacture also offer steel carriage garage doors designs that feature a composite exterior that does a great job of looking like wood.
Contemporary garage doors are already pretty cool, but some fun new accessories up the awesome factor even more. Door hardware includes clavos (nail heads), hinge kits, pulls, and shutter dogs in stainless steel, carbon steel, or aluminum. Although some of these touches may be too fussy for ultra-modern architecture, designers use them today in non-standard ways that add a high degree of visual interest. There are also several fun new mechanical accessories that fit the modern ethos of this door style. New remote control devices allow you to use wifi and your Smartphone to open and close garage doors from anywhere in the world and to alert you when the door is used. Improved access controllers use fingerprint and even retinal scan technology to protect the home from unwanted entry. Battery backup units, surge protectors and the ability to program openers to turn on house lights, temperature controls and music when you get home are quickly gaining in popularity.
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