If your home’s garage door is a prominent feature, or if the architecture of your house is period specific, you’ll likely want to pay close attention to the design of your residential garage door. These days, it’s no longer about white or beige, windows or no windows. Want your doors to swing, roll or slide open? For a Craftsman home, you can go with a faux carriage door that looks like it swings but actually rolls up.
The products American Garage Door offers also come in an infinite number of color options for your garage doors, including custom matching to your house body or trim. Let’s not forget windows that can be glass or plexi, even stained glass. Next, choose clear, frosted or tinted – and how many panes?
Beyond design are the materials for your residential garage door. Go with wood for classic beauty, but keep in mind the need for ongoing maintenance. How about steel? This option is highly durable, needing only an occasional cleaning. Then again, if you’re worried about dents or rust, maybe vinyl is the way to go. This material is moisture, dent and rust resistant and doesn’t need to be painted. For a more modern looking home, perhaps an aluminum garage door is a better fit. They’re low maintenance and look great with opaque windows, but don’t hold heat in very well, especially in frigid temperatures.