Choose The Right Material & Style For Your Overhead Garage Door
Steel Garage Doors
Steel is the most popular material used for garage doors today because of its durability. Steel will look great forever and is virtually maintenance-free. It also has the advantage of being the least expensive garage door you can buy. If you're looking to add even more curb appeal, a Steel Door in Carriage Style like the one pictured, might be just what you're looking for.
Carriage House Doors
Carriage house is a style of door, not a material, but you'll certainly want to consider it when purchasing a new door.
Traditionally, carriage style doors are made out of wood and remind us of the days when garage doors were pulled open rather than lifted overhead.
Upscale wood doors are available in nearly limitless variety. Precision will be happy to provide a free estimate and work with your architect on finding exactly the right style.
Carriage house doors now also come in steel and are available to homeowners of every budget. In fact, a carriage style door in steel might be comparable in price to a similar door in raised panel, or just slightly more.
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Wood Garage Doors
Wood allows you to completely customize your garage door. Some choices include popular wood species such as mahogany and cedar. Wood garage doors come in stain grade or paint grade. Stain grade doors offer more rich, natural colors across the wood to maintain continuity as it’s stained. Paint grade doors usually have more knots and dark spots which won’t be visible once they are painted. If you’re interested in the customizability of a wood garage door without the maintenance, you might want to consider a wood composite garage door, which can be stained to mimic wood grain.
Wood Composite Garage Doors
Wood composite garage doors are made out of recycled materials which make them a very green choice. They are made to resemble the traditional look
of a wood door, however they require less maintenance.
Wood composite garage doors come ready to paint (they do not come finished and do need to be painted or stained), which allows these doors to be
perfectly customized to your home's decor.
Glass Garage Doors
Glass garage doors, actually made from aluminum, radically beautify a home's exterior. Sometimes referred to as French Doors or Frenchporte, these doors operate in the exact same way as a standard garage door. The frosted glass is translucent and is made from a polycarbonate that is virtually unbreakable. In contrast to this garage door's frail beauty they are very durable and maintenance free. As expected, the traffic-stopping beauty and the technology behind its durability comes with a higher price tag.
Custom Garage Doors
In addition to the above styles, you may also consider doors that are unique and offer options to match your home's design. Houses were made in different periods and many styles. In some cases the shape and size of the garage are unique. No problem.
We can get a garage door customized for your home's specifications. These doors can reflect old world styles, and are available with decorative hand-forged hardware and architectural glass options. Precision will work with homeowners, architects and designers to help match your Garage Door to your home's unique style.
The energy efficiency of your new garage door will depend on how well it's insulated. This is most often stated in R-Value. The higher the R-Value
the more energy efficient the garage door.
There are 2 types of insulation used in garage doors: polystyrene and polyurethane.
Polystyrene is similar to the materials used in a foam cooler. It is less expensive than
polyurethane and will provide a high R-value. Polyurethane
is sprayed into a door with interior and exterior steel and provides a superior quality and R-Value. It will typically be a little more expensive than
For example, a wood garage door will have an R-Value around 8, while insulated steel doors can achieve R-Values between 13 and 19.