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Types of Garage Doors

Have you taken a closer look at your garage door recently? With all of the other projects you’ve undertaken, it may have passed unnoticed under the radar. The garage door, however, is actually a very important contributor to the overall appearance of your house.

Just notice other houses’ garage doors as you’re out and about this weekend. Notice which ones look dated, which are deteriorating, and which ones are automatic verses manual. More importantly though, take the time to notice the different styles, designs, and materials to better help you decide which look is the best for your house.

We’ve written a series of articles that are designed to help you to find just the right door. Garage doors are made out of several different materials: wood, vinyl, fiberglass, steel, glass and aluminum. We’ve researched each of these and provided a few highlights of each.

Have you given much thought to whether you want glass inserts? What about an insulated door? What is a roll-up door? Do you live in a climate prone to high-winds, hurricanes, or tornadoes? If you do, you may want to read more about wind-resistant doors. If you really want to dress up the front of your garage, the classy look of the carriage design might be just what you are looking for. Read on to educate yourself on the vast array of garage doors on the market today.



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