Why is the design of a garage door important? A garage door is part of the exterior design of a home. It should therefore look like part of the house and not a separate addition. Apart from esthetic value, the design matters because it adds to the fiscal value to a home. A garage door must also serve the function that it is installed for which is to keep your car secure and protected from the elements. The better it is in quality, the better. One that can be operated by remotely from the car for instance is a more secure and convenient option. When choosing a garage door for your new home, consider the following:
What should you consider when choosing a garage door?
One basic factor is size. The door must be of the right dimensions to fit your garage. There are various measurements that have to accurately be taken such as head room, side room and other dimensions. You may need to get a door customized to fit your garage. Leave this to an expert.
Which material is best for garage or overhead doors?
The two most common material options are wood and steel. Steel is more durable because it is a metal. However, wood can also be treated to prevent damage by the elements. Both come with a wide array of design choices.
Do I need an insulated garage?
These days, the garage is constructed as part of the house rather than a completely separate unit. Therefore, even if you don't spend much time there, it needs to be well insulated so that it is cool in the warm months and warm when temperatures drop. Otherwise, you home will be losing heat or retaining too much of it because of your garage. When the heater or air conditioner is on, more energy than necessary will be consumed because warm or cool air will be escaping through a garage that is not well insulated.
It is better to choose a door that is already insulated rather than install one that you will need to get insulated. Good insulation will also make it possible to convert the garage to a home office, workshop or guest room should you choose to do so later on.
How much will a new garage door cost?
Your budget will determine whether you can get the garage door that you set your sights on. If you have to make another option, choose the best that you can afford. You can upgrade later on.
Who can do it for you?
Amarillo garage door company Willow Creek Overhead Door offers friendly, affordable, outstanding services. If you are building a home in the Amarillo area or are remodeling, owner Tony Hall can help guide you in choosing the best garage door for your house. Contact Willow Creek Overhead Door today for more information or visit our website to see Raynor and Midland garage door styles and designs we have available.