Choosing the Right Garage Door

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Stylish Garage Doors Creating Curb Appeal

Garage doors are often overlooked when it comes to replacement doors for your home. This is because they don’t fit within the parameters of typical doors, largely because of their size and modern mechanization. However, it is best to not overlook them since they secure one of the largest areas of your home and provide further protection to its main interior. It’s aspects like these that make choosing the perfect garage door absolutely imperative but difficult at the same time. The experts at Wheaton Door & Window are here to help you which type of garage door best suits your home. We’ll start with some basic tips that ensure the perfect choice is made.

Step-by-Step Garage Door Selection

  • Choosing the Right Material: There are four main options: wood, steel, vinyl, and aluminum. Wood doors provide you with rich, traditional beauty and classical charm that is unmatched by any other material. Steel will give you the strength & durability you need for greater security and are easy to maintain. Vinyl is a durable material that is ideal for protecting against rust, warping, splitting, and a myriad of other issues. Aluminum provides a contemporary look and more natural lighting that do a great deal for daylighting your dark garage space.
  • Enhance Curb Appeal with Garage Door Style: There are three primary style from which you can choose: traditional, carriage, and contemporary. Traditional garage doors coordinate the architecture of your home and feature short or long raised panels for enhance texturing. Carriage style doors look like they swing open to provide your home with a classic aesthetic of years past but they operate with modern functionality of overhead operability. Contemporary garage doors combine aluminum and glass that modernize your home’s style and lights up your garage with natural lighting.
  • Match Your Home’s Architecture: There are several options when it comes to matching the architecture of your home. For a traditional look, you can choose from short panel, long panel, flush, and ribbed. With Carriage style that there are limitless options from which one of our representatives can help you choose. The design of a contemporary door relies on the amount of window panels and the style of glass you want with your door.

Other Garage Door Considerations

Once you decide on the primary aspects of your garage door (materials, style, and complementing the architecture), you can consider the color and performance. At Wheaton, we have multiple color, stains, and finishes from which you can choose that will effectively enhance the beauty of your home. With regards to performance, we have single, double, and triple layer garage doors. The double comes with vinyl-coated polystyrene insulation on the backside of the door while the triple layer has this and a steel backing to maximize insulation, noise reduction, and aesthetic. Regardless of your garage door needs, you can trust that we will have the perfect solution for your home. Contact us today to learn more about all of our wonderful garage door solutions.