Guide to garage purchasing

Guide to garage purchasing

 Buying a new garage door may seem like a daunting process, but if you approach the process in steps, the purchase can be simpler for both you and your retailer.

Size
Garage doors are available to fit almost any size and shape of opening. Before approaching a professional service to discuss purchasing a new door, be sure to measure yours first.
 
Styles
Garage doors often take up large parts of the exterior of the home, so the overall design of your new door should reflect the aesthetics of the house. Complementary styles will not only look appealing, but can drive up the value of your home. Window and window panels can add a personal touch, and double-paned windows can let in light while keeping the cold out. Different styles of panels can add depth and distinction, and can provide texture that wasn't present in the original design of the door.
 
Construction
Wood doors may mimic the exterior of an older home, but steel is usually a more economical option. Double or triple layered doors can add insulation or sound proofing to your garage.
 
Garage Function
How much time do you plan on spending in the garage? Is temperature regulation a factor you need to consider in your purchase? How much soundproofing do you require? If your garage will be a workshop, living area, or simply a place to store your car, the door that protects it will require different features. In moderate to temperate climates, look for an R-value of at least 3 -- up to 10 if you live in a colder climate. Weather seals are a necessary for our region, and a bottom seal can keep chilly northwest rain from seeping under.
For a home consultation and to find out what your garage door options are, contact Fireside Home Solutions for an appointment.