Different homes have different needs and this extends to garage doors. As such, customization options are offered to ensure that your garage door perfectly suits what you are looking for. You can customize a garage door in several ways but you don’t have to take advantage of all of the options. Just choose which ones will apply to you to get you started on creating a garage door that will truly address all of your needs.
At the heart of it, your garage door has to perfectly fit your home so size is an important consideration. Aside from simply ensuring that your garage door will be big enough to accommodate your vehicle, customizing size will also affect the overall construction of a door, with bigger doors requiring bigger panels, for instance, which may mean added weight that can affect operation ease.
Your choice of material will greatly affect how your garage door performs because different materials have different attributes. Metal is lightweight and boasts of excellent durability, while wood, imparts a unique charm, being a natural material, while also withstanding dents and cracks and offering noise protection. Talk to your contractor about the exact material options available to you so you can take into consideration all of your choices and zero in on the best one for you.
Colors and Patterns
Much like any other part of your home’s exterior, garage doors can be customized to take on a range of colors or patterns to complement any existing scheme or theme your home may have. Painting a garage door is the easiest way to achieve the color you want, but leave the task to the professionals to avoid accidentally painting over rollers, runners or hinges that may affect operation. Patterns on panels, however, are commonly offered in up and over and hinged garage doors.
Who said garage doors have to be solid slabs of dullness? While they typically feature solid construction, garage doors can also be built with windows for aesthetic and daylighting purposes. Like standard windows, garage door windows come with different glass options, like stained or glazed glass, for added cosmetic appeal.
Different types of hardware can improve the functionality of your garage door. While new hardware is best installed on new garage doors, replacing parts is also a quick way to boost function in existing ones when a full replacement is not yet possible or practical.
Garage doors typically don’t get the same kind of attention as other exterior doors, but take the time in repairing or replacing yours and you’ll find all the effort will be worth it. Don’t hesitate to talk to your local contractor for assistance!