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Garage Door Selection: Types of Garage Doors and Custom Garage Doors
Which Is the Best Garage Door?
The best garage door for your home depends on the overall style of your house and the size of your budget. Choosing the right door or creating a custom garage door can drastically enhance your home’s appearance and curb appeal, improving its resale value.
Below is a list of the many different garage door types, including custom garage doors, so you can learn more about what options are available to you. Once you have a good understanding of the types of garage doors that are available and what appeals most to you, Precision Garage Door of Houston can send out a professional technician to measure your garage, help pick the right door, and give a firm price quote, all for free.
Custom Garage Doors
If you’re looking for a unique and eye-catching door to match your home’s one-of-a-kind style, a custom garage door might be right for you. These doors can reflect styles from the old world, with decorative, hand-forged hardware and architectural glass options. They can also be made from specialty materials like Clearview Aluminum or fiberglass, which combine the look of glass with enhanced strength and durability.
A custom garage door can also refer to its size if the opening of your garage isn’t a standard size. In that case, we’ll come and measure your garage at no cost and give you a price quote on a custom door to fit your space.
Steel Garage Doors
Steel is the most popular material used for garage doors because of its durability. Steel will look great for a long time and is virtually maintenance-free. It also has the advantage of being the least expensive garage door you can buy. Steel doors are usually priced according to how well they’re insulated. More insulation means the door will be sturdier and more dent resistant. Plus, insulated doors help improve the energy efficiency of your home.
While some garage door companies offer vinyl-back doors as an insulation option, insulated steel garage doors from Precision Garage Door of Houston utilize a two-inch thick layer of insulation between two steel panels, providing significantly better insulation for your garage.
Fiberglass Garage Doors
This type of garage door is extremely popular and is often installed on newly constructed homes. Fiberglass is incredibly strong, while also being lightweight and efficient. It’s no wonder why homeowners and builders love this material.
Aluminum Garage Doors
At Precision Garage Door of Houston, all our aluminum doors are custom made based on your unique needs and budget. We know that all homes aren’t built the same; it only makes sense that you’d need a custom aluminum replacement garage door. These doors are designed to be very lightweight and easy to maintain. They’re not very susceptible to damage from the weather and are guaranteed to last for many years.
Wood Garage Doors
Wood garage doors look beautiful when they’re in good shape. However, they’re the most difficult doors to maintain since they’re made from real wood and are subject to chipping, splitting, and water damage. Our garage door technicians are trained in the best ways to maintain wood doors so they’ll continue looking beautiful for many years.
Precision Garage Door Builder
Design your new garage door, share it, and request a price quote, all in less than 10 minutes! The Precision Garage Door Designer allows you to find the perfect style door, share a picture of it on Facebook, and email your selected options for a free price quote in less than 10 minutes! Just select a collection to get started.
Popular Garage Door Styles
In addition to choosing the type of garage door that’ll look great on your home, it’s important to take the many different garage door styles into account. These styles include carriage house, contemporary, traditional, and custom. Each one provides a slightly different aesthetic, depending on what you’re looking for.
Carriage House: Perfect for almost any home. Offering tons of options when it comes to paint color, windows, and hardware, carriage house garage doors are a favorite across the country.
Contemporary: This bold garage door style will give your home a dramatic and modern look.
Traditional: Also known as raised panel, you’ll find traditional style garage doors on most older homes. They’re relatively inexpensive and durable.
Custom: Whether you have a unique vision or a uniquely shaped garage, custom garage doors offer limitless options.
Hardware, Openers, and Insulation Options
If having the ability to choose the style of and materials for your new garage door isn’t enough, you’ll be happy to know there are other personalization options available, like choosing custom hardware, garage door openers, and insulation options.
Custom hardware like decorative handles and hinges can be one of the easiest ways to add personalized style to your garage door. These add-ons are relatively inexpensive and can be installed by a garage door technician at the same time as the rest of your garage door.
Garage door openers also offer different specifications to meet your needs. Belt drive garage door openers, for example, are known for being virtually silent. Be sure to speak with your garage door consultant about the different garage door openers that are available and which one might be right for you.
For more information on garage door styles, download our free eBook: Welcome Home: Your Garage Door Style Guide!