A garage door is basically a large door normally installed on a garage that opens either by an electrical motor or manually. Garage doors are usually large enough to cover multiple vehicles and other bigger vehicles. Sometimes small garage doors can also be created in a single panel that tilts back and forward over the garage roof. This allows for more safety and privacy for your vehicle and personal belongings.
There are several different types of materials used to manufacture a garage door, which will depend on your budget and preference. The traditional garage door is made of wood and is usually a roller type system which rolls up into the ceiling above your vehicle. Over the years this has become increasingly ineffective due to the various new and innovative automatic door openers, which have been created. In the past a garage would only have one type of material door installed but nowadays depending on your budget you can have a number of different doors installed on one garage. Most people install their garage doors on concrete slabs which are secure and are easy to maintain.
Another popular option for garage door materials are those made of wood. Many people prefer to install wood composite doors as they are strong, durable and require little maintenance. Although wood does require regular maintenance and can look unattractive if left untreated, if properly maintained the beauty and natural charm of wood can be enhanced, which is one of its attractions. Unfortunately as with all things in life there are downsides. Wood can be more expensive than metal, and it is also susceptible to rotting and damage from ultraviolet light.
Steel is another popular material for garage doors. These doors will typically be made from a combination of aluminum and steel, although some manufacturers now produce doors which are completely comprised of steel. These steel doors will typically look like a combination of wood and steel. Steel doors are more durable than their aluminum counterparts, and they do not rust. However, while they may look like a nice choice, they are a poor choice for your home’s security, as they offer no insulation and will increase your home’s heating costs by a significant amount.
The most up to date option on the market for garage door opening is a revolutionary new technology that utilizes the latest in digital technology. Entries into your garage door system can now be remotely operated from your computer using a pneumatic device. This is convenient, as you never have to take your eyes of the car for fear of it getting stuck or coming to a screeching halt on the drive way. You can look at the computer, take a phone call or two, and then easily open your garage door without ever looking at it. For many homes this is an excellent choice as it offers ease of use and security to a previously troublesome process.
If you are interested in adding a more high-tech look to your home’s exterior, you might want to consider purchasing a newer style of garage entryway, such as a canopy garage door. These types of doors come with a motorized mechanism that tilts the unit up when opened and provides ventilation along its perimeter. This type of system has an advantage over other door options, as they provide more security and are more resistant to both natural elements such as cold and rain as well as man made attacks.