MORE THAN A DOOR
Some would consider a garage door to be another expense that does not provide equal value, but garage doors yield a number of benefits that far outweigh the cost. For example, an enclosed garage provides a layer of protection for your vehicles against weather and potential burglaries.
In addition to protection, garage doors increase curb appeal which raises the overall home value. In most cases you get what you pay for. Cheap garage doors usually reflect the cost. This results in a decrease in desired home value.
Your investment in a well designed garage can save money in the long run. Thermal insulation will aid in the reduction of energy needed to cool and heat your home.
Curb appeal greatly increases the monetary value of a home. Many realtors, designers, and architects would agree that the outdoor appearance makes a world of difference in equity. When designing, take into consideration the intended use of your garage. In addition, consider the elements your door will encounter over the year. Garage doors are usually made of wood, steel, vinyl, fiberglass and aluminum.
Steel doors are known for aiding energy efficiency and durability, while a vinyl door is ideal for locations with intense sun or high salt spray. When thinking about aesthetics, aluminum works with contemporary homes that allow natural light into the garage. Wood doors pair beautifully with various materials and can be painted or stained for a more natural look.
When choosing a door, know the design of your home, and then choose a style that will coordinate. Well designed homes take the overall style and use the garage door to enhance that look. Designing a 1950’s home may fashion a traditional or carriage style door while modern homes with clean and simple lines normally use aluminum. After determining the look, choose from single and dual color doors as a finishing touch.
Garage doors have options for insulation to aid energy savings. Double and triple layer doors by Amarr provide a steel exterior and interior (triple layer doors only) with insulation in the center. By having a well insulated garage, it can help to maintain the temperature, and reduce operating noise level.
Having an attached garage can help minimize the transfer of outside air into your home increasing energy savings. For homes with a room above the garage, having insulation will reduce temperature fluctuations to prevent higher energy bills year-round.
Your garage door is an investment in curb appeal, energy savings, protection and more! Contact Trinity Fireside today for your new garage door! https://trinityfireside.com/steel-garage-doors/