If it’s time for you to install a new garage door in your home, it’s a good idea to know what your options are first. Here is a look at some of the many upgraded features that are now available in today’s innovative garage doors.
Foam injected core
Foam-injected garage doors offer the ultimate in garage door insulation, helping to stabilize temperatures in your garage and protect your garage against extreme cold and heat. They feature two steel panels—one interior and one exterior—along with polyurethane foam injected in the center. If your garage is underneath a living area, or if you heat and cool your garage space, then foam injected steel doors are a great garage door option for you. Bonus: these doors also happen to hold up remarkably well to high winds and come in a wide variety of colors.
Gone are the days when your garage door featured solely rectangular top sections and rectangular panels. You can give your garage door an upgraded look with arched top sections or with added panel details along the front—on both single door and double door models.
If you want the beautiful, traditional look of wood without all of the upkeep, than wood finish doors are a good choice for you. They combine the classic look of the traditional carriage house door with the modern conveniences of 21st century materials using wood grain overlays and wood mimicking colors.
Want to bring some sunlight into your garage while adding interest to your home’s appearance? Windows are a great way to do that. There are a variety of window options for garage doors, as you can custom-choose the number of panes you want, whether you want your windows to be insulated, and what finished look you want your windows to have.
Want your garage door to feature a two-tone palette? The option of an overlay color allows you to make the raised surfaces of your garage door a different color from the rest of the door. This is an especially popular option on garage doors that feature raised diagonal panels and that are installed on homes with highly specific color palettes.
Decorative handles and hinges are another great way to dress up your garage door. They’re a simple and affordable way to give even the most average looking garage door look an on-trend rustic or traditional look.