About a year ago, I realized that there were a few things that I needed to do around the house to make my place feel more like a home. For starters, I knew that I needed to replace the carpet, since it was damaged from years of use. Unfortunately, I knew that I didn't have the skills to take care of things on my own, so I turned to a team of professional contractors. They were incredible to work with, and even taught me how to create a great construction environment for my team. After the project was done, I knew that I wanted to make a blog about creating a positive construction environment.
Picking out a new garage door for your home seems like a pretty straightforward task, but it becomes a bit more complicated when you consider the various types of garage doors that are available and that each of those types can provide a unique set of benefits. Listed below are two garage door options to consider and how they can benefit you.
One of the more versatile garage door options that you can consider is an aluminum door, mostly because of the door's light weight and durability. For example, when you install an aluminum garage door, you will not have to worry about the door being so heavy that you will need to buy a more powerful garage door opener, even if you decide to have a single garage door extending across a multi-car garage. This is a fairly large advantage compared to steel or wood doors that are so heavy that you will often need to install a more powerful motor for your opener to handle the weight if you get an extra-wide door.
Another benefit provided by aluminum garage doors is that they are not going to require as much work to keep them in good shape. For example, a wood garage door will need to be sealed periodically to keep the wood from rotting, and a steel door needs any scratches that appear on it to be sealed very quickly to prevent rust. However, an aluminum garage door will not require maintenance beyond washing any dirt or debris off of the door, as it neither rusts nor rots.
Another garage door option to seriously consider, especially if you are planning on spending a lot of time in your garage, is a solid-wood door. The reason that this option is important if you spend a lot of time in your garage is that it offers very good insulating properties that can make it easier to regulate the temperature in the garage. This makes it ideal for you if you are planning on using your garage as a workshop or if you are storing items or vehicles in the garage that may be sensitive to temperature changes.
In addition, the insulating properties of a solid-wood door are also useful because it can help block sound from passing through the garage door. This means that you can spend time in your garage workshop or work on your car without having to worry too much about the noise reaching the other homes in your neighborhood and disturbing people.
Contact a garage door company like Dorsey Garage Doors today to discuss which garage door option would be the right fit for your house. Aluminum and solid wood garage doors are both great options to keep in mind when replacing your garage door.Share
11 November 2016