In many homes, garage doors make up about one-third of the front area, so the appearance of your garage door can have a significant effect on your homes curb appeal. Since the garage door is such a prominent feature of your home it’s important to choose a style that compliments the style of your home. There is a wide variety of garage door styles to choose from, so to help you with choosing the best style for your home, here are 4 of the most common choices.
Traditional style is the most common type of garage doors found in most homes. This type of garage door is usually made from one solid piece of wood. They are either built with tracks on each side that extend to the ceiling, which holds the entire section in place. When the door is opened, it slides up and into the ceiling.
Carriage Door Style
Carriage style garage doors are attractive options for all home styles, but they are generally used for cottage style homes. This type of garage door replicates the look of older carriage houses. Carriage doors traditionally were manually swung open from the center, but modern versions are available that fold open with an automatic opener. Carriage garage doors are usually made of wood, but they can be made from other materials and designed to look like traditional carriage doors. They are made with one solid piece of material and have a small window located at the top of the doors.
Raised Panel Garage Doors
Raised panel garage doors are one of the most common styles. When you think of garage doors, this style is probably what comes to mind. Raised panel doors have floating panels that are fitted inside of a rail style frame. Modern versions are often made from fiberglass, but they are also available in other materials such as wood, aluminum or steel.
Modern style homes wouldn’t look complete without a contemporary style garage door. This style of garage door is generally made with high-tech materials, such as steel or painted aluminum and clean lines. The doors often have windows made with tempered glass that is either frosted, clear or tinted. The color of the door generally is coordinated with the color of the house.
Although there are several varieties of garage doors on the market, it is important to choose one that best suits your style as well as the style of your home. When choosing a garage door style, keep in mind that modern technology allows you to choose non-traditional materials for the door. For instance, although traditional carriage garage doors are made with a solid piece of wood, you can have the same style made from aluminum, which can be made to look just like wood, but it’s easier to maintain. It’s also important that you only buy your garage door from a reputable seller that is familiar with the various styles as well as material options.
To learn more information about the best garage door for your home, contact Wayne Overhead Door Sales and Home Improvement.