The garage door is a commonly overlooked feature of the home. It’s not uncommon to find beautifully designed, ornate homes that feature boring, cheap garage doors. Here are three essential features to look for in a new garage door, and why you should consider them before making a purchase:
- Quality Material
First, choose a garage door material based your desired cost and level of maintenance. Aluminum doors are the least expensive and are fairly low-maintenance, but only offer basic protection. Steel doors are much more durable and secure while remaining easy to care for. However, homeowners who don’t mind regular maintenance will be delighted by the aesthetic appeal and strength of a natural wood door.
- Unique Style and Hardware
Next, choose a garage door that complements your home’s exterior colors and design. The garage door you pick should help your home appear unique and interesting, and should reflect your personal tastes just as much as the other exterior features do. Use options such as windows, trim, and custom hardware to make your garage door look just right.
- Protective Insulation
Your garage door is the largest opening in the home, yet it is typically the least insulated. Lower your home’s heating and cooling costs by purchasing a door built with polyurethane spray foam insulation within the panels. This will help you keep your home and vehicles warmer, and will extend the life of tools and lawn equipment kept in the garage.
For help choosing and installing the right garage door, contact Accurate Insulation. We specialize in professional garage door sales and installation services throughout Maryland and Washington DC. Visit us online or call (301) 627-6506 to learn more.