Replace Your Garage Doors to Beautify Your Home

By: Chris Robertson

As you seek ways to improve the exterior integrity of your home, consider replacing your older garage doors. Are your current garage doors cracking or sagging, or are they difficult to open and close? Do you feel insecure because your garage doors no longer offer the security and protection they should provide due to aging? If you answered, "yes" to these questions, then it's probably time to replace your garage doors.

Not only do garage doors provide a sense of security, but new doors can tremendously improve the outside appearance of your home. You can select from a variety of styles, colors and materials, including space-saving overhead doors. Garage doors can match the outside colors of your home (whether brick, wood or siding), and can be customized to get the look and feel you want.

Materials for Garage Doors

Consider these materials when selecting new garage doors: steel, wood, fiberglass or aluminum. Each material offers advantages, but steel and wood tend to be the more popular choices among homeowners. Steel garage doors are the strongest and most durable. They require very little maintenance because most are made of galvanized steel that is hot-dipped and clad with vinyl or have a polyester (baked on) finish. This means the doors will not require re-painting and they will not rust. Some higher quality steel garage doors are also filled with insulation, which offers warmth in winter and coolness in summer for the inside of your garage. Look for Clopay doors and compare their styles such as the Gallery Collection or the Grand Harbor Collection to find amazing designs and colors.

The only drawback to steel doors is that steel can become dented if you accidently hit the doors with your car or motorcycle...or even if one of the kids rams a bike into the door too hard. If your steel doors become dented, they may be difficult to repair.

If you want a contemporary look, consider the aluminum/glass design in the Avante Collection. Or, if you want steel doors that offer a wood carriage-house style look and feel, consider the Coachman Collection by Clopay doors. For custom wood garage doors, you can't go wrong with the Clopay Reserve Collection. These beautiful wood doors come in cedar, redwood, or hemlock with a lovely tongue and groove design. They are also weather-sealed for added protection from outdoor elements.

Custom Designs

No matter which material you choose, there are usually a number of options to customize your garage doors. Garage door windows may be arched, square or rectangular in shape. There are also wrought iron window options with many choices...from plain short designs to long square or rectangular grilles. You may also have an option to buy antique black iron hardware for the classic wood or steel garage door. Choose garage colors, panel designs or wood-grain styles, and garage door accessories such as reliable openers to meet your needs while enhancing the overall look of your home.

You'll be "wowed" by the difference new garage doors can make for your home's exterior. Check out various brands online such as Clopay doors, Wayne Dalton doors, and Amarr doors. You'll soon enjoy the ease and comfort of new, stylish garage doors!

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