At BR Garage Doors and Gates, we know there is no one size fits all when it comes to choosing new garage doors. There are a lot of factors to consider, from size to facade style, windows or no windows, insulation requirements for energy savings, the direction in which they open, materials, curb appeal and color, and return on investment should you decide to sell your property in the future.
Let’s look at each of these:
Garage Door Size
Garage door sizes can vary by property. It’s important to get expert measurements to ensure the right fit.
Garage Door Facade Style
Short panels or long panels? Carriage house design or bead board? Windows or no windows? The options are seemingly endless when it comes to choosing a facade. The expert designers at BR Garage Doors and Gates can help you explore the possibilities to ensure a great look on your home or business.
You’ve likely seen garage doors that seem to roll up and down. But did you know that’s not the only way they open? Some garage doors slide left to right (or right to left) like a barn door. Others may swing outward. Overhead sectional doors are the most popular, but it’s still worth it to consider other options.
Garage Door Materials
Material can affect the look, function, and longevity of your garage door. Steel doors are the preferred choice for durability. Some people love the look of wooden garage doors, but keep in mind that these come with more maintenance and may not withstand harsh weather as well as other options. Aluminum and glass make a great combination if you want a sleek aesthetic and natural light.
Curb Appeal and Color
Garage doors can be a main focal point of the home, which is why curb appeal matters. When choosing your doors, it’s important to consider how those doors will look on your home, not just how they appear by themselves.
Insulation is a must if you use your garage as a workshop, play area, or utility room. An insulated garage door can help keep energy costs low and make your garage feel more comfortable when it is hot or cold outside.
Return on Investment
Last but not least, consider what your new garage door investment will do for your property. If you are planning on selling in the next few years, this could be a major selling point for the right homeowner who might not want to be burdened with high maintenance costs.