Garage doors come in wood, steel, aluminum, masonite, can be sectional, tilting, rollling, or flexing, may feature custom grooved panel faces, insulation, custom colors, finishes and panel designs, top-quality materials and even architectural designs. Sounds confusing? Here are the most important things to consider when selecting a garage door.

Types of Garage Doors

  • sectional garage doors made out of a number of rigid that are hinged together
  • tilt garage doors made out one tilting panel fitted with pivoting arms at the both sides
  • roller garage doors made out of a ribbed steel curtain that moves vertically and roll up around a drum
  • flex curtain garage door made out of a durable steel curtain fitted on a curving track

Stock or Custom Garage Door?

  • Stock garage doors come in pressed wood, masonite, steel and even aluminum. However, no matter the material you choose, a basic garage door comes without significant panel design, although some can be upgraded to bring them from the low to medium spectrum.
  • Custom garage doors will go from custom grooved panel faces, insulation, custom colors, finishes and panel designs, top-quality materials to architectural designs. These doors are meant to enhance the looks of your home and can be made out of high-quality woods or double-faced insulated steel. Most custom garage door frequently come with a lifetime warranty, are offered in a wide range of design options, and feature superior insulation and soundproofing.

  • safety – well though design which pose low risk of injury like trapping fingers in between panels or cutting fingers while operating or maintaining the garage door
  • durability – expected to work for many years and if well maintained for the lifetime of your home
  • security – fitted with pick resistant lock design and double bar locking system
  • smooth and quite operation- nylon wheels with ball bearings and polypropylene hinging system and moulded polypropylene tracks will definitely make a difference
  • warranty – high end garage doors come with lifetime warranties, however stock garage door come with limited warranties up to 5 yearsxxxx
  • price – while the rpice will usually give you a hint of the quality of the garge door, make sure you pay the right price

You Cannot Find Your Prefered Color?

Just paint your door! Here are the steps to painting a steel garage door.

  • wash the door with a solution of 1 cup (500 ml) of 0.5 percent phosphate and 5 gal. (20 l) warm water
  • clean thouroughly by using a soft-bristle brush, sponge or low-pressure sprayer
  • rinse with clean water and let dry completely.
  • lightly sand any scratches that do touch the metal substrate
  • for deep scratches fill the scratch, sand the area lightly and apply a primer designed to protect galvanized steel
  • paint the door within 24 hours
  • apply two coats of exterior latex paint

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