Garage doors are usually made of aluminum or steel, depending on your specific needs. Because of its light weight, aluminum is an ideal choice for larger garage door openings. Steel, on the other hand, offers a reasonable price and enhanced energy-efficiency. The steel sheets are assembled on wooden frames and the interior is insulated with urethane foam spray. Regardless of the material, every garage door comes with flexible weather-stripping, which molds perfectly to the contours of the concrete floor to prevent heat loss.
Garage door personalization
A garage door unquestionably enhances the curb appeal of any residence. You can choose from a vast selection of available colors, as well as a wide range of styles, such as rustic, country, classic or contemporary, to match the architecture of your home. You can include windows, either on multiple horizontal panels or just along the top, to let in natural light. You can also apply embossing to give your garage door a unique texture and luxurious appearance. You can even add decorative hardware to achieve a desired effect. No matter what material you choose, you can fully personalize your garage door according to your preferences.
Garage door hardware
When replacing a garage door, it’s important to think about the numerous other elements around it. For example, the track is usually changed at the same time as the door. If your garage has a low ceiling, you can opt for a low-headroom track. You can also choose between steel rollers or much quieter nylon rollers. Another factor you’ll want to consider is whether you want an automatic garage door opener. There are various types of motors, which can be activated using a remote control, an external keypad or even your smartphone. You can also install a safety mechanism to prevent the door from closing completely if there’s an object or child in the way. Last, a spring system will prevent the door from “falling” abruptly. There are two types: extension springs and torsion springs. The latter are generally used in garage doors of extremely large dimensions.
The price of a garage door
A number of factors, including insulation, dimensions, materials, windows and hardware, can have an impact on the price you’ll pay for a new garage door. Steel is actually the least expensive material; nevertheless, it provides excellent energy efficiency. Obviously, the more hardware you add, for example, an automatic garage door opener or a safety device to ensure that the door doesn’t close if there’s an obstacle in its path, the higher the price will be for your garage door. Ask one of the expert representatives at Portes et Fenêtres Verdun for an estimate based on your needs and your budget.
Portes et Fenêtres Verdun offers an impressive selection of garage doors in various styles and custom dimensions, so you can shop for your doors, windows and garage doors all under one roof. Our products are manufactured in Quebec, so they’ve been designed especially for our climate.