When it’s time to replace your garage door, you can find it to be a big task if you aren’t familiar with all of the options you have. However, with a bit of prior research, shopping for a garage door can be easy.
The one thing you can guarantee is that garage doors have changed significantly since the last time you bought one 10+ years ago. New garage doors come with a variety of design options and features to ensure that you are getting just what you want out of your investment.
- Choosing Your Material– These days, most new garage doors are made of steel backed by rigid insulation foam. However, there are many different material options that you can choose from. Steel garage doors are durable and require only occasional maintenance. Wood garage doors can be hard to resist because of their natural beauty. They can be beautifully crafted and maintained with additional staining every few years. Wood garage doors can also add a lot of curb appeal; however, they may not be as durable as their fellow counterparts. Fibreglass garage doors are a good option for homeowners who like the look of wood garage doors without the maintenance. They can be created to look like natural wood, but are constructed with durable steel construction.
- Aesthetics– Garage doors can come in virtually any look you desire to match your home. You can paint them any colour you choose, add as many windows as you like, and add unique design features. Garage doors no longer have to be an eyesore on your home. They can now be designed to be a standout feature and add major curb appeal!
- Insulation– With the high costs of energy, every homeowner can benefit from saving some money on their home heating costs. By choosing insulated garage doors, you can help to keep your home running efficiently all year long. Also, by installing insulated garage doors, you can retain your garage as a comfortable space that is apart from the outside climate, creating another room in your house that is more than just a place for storage. Creating more than just a barrier to climate, insulated garage doors can also play a great role in creating a barrier to neighbourhood or traffic-related noise, as well as quiet for rooms that are located above the garage.
- Budget- Most people generally estimate their garage doors to cost about double what they actually do. Although wood garage doors can be generally expensive, there are many much more affordable options, such as fibreglass and steel, that are still aesthetically pleasing. The one thing to keep in mind is that although the upfront investment may seem high, with warranties and the fact that garage doors are built to last, it is a purchase you won’t have to consider making again for many years. Investing in a good garage door that is sturdy and complements the home will not only be valuable to your home, but also save you having to worry about your investment for years to come.
If you want a new garage door for your Barrie, ON home, call us at AAA Door Guys Inc. today. We have been in the garage door business for 25 years and pride ourselves on the highest in standards and practices. Call us today for a free estimate, and let us help you make your garage a functional and aesthetically pleasing space!