Last year, our garage door made an awful sound. And then…it quit working.
While many people use their garages for storage or other projects, we actually park our vehicles in ours. BOTH of our vehicles. And living in Florida, it comes in handy, when we’re weathering hurricanes and some of the other nasty storms that blow through. In fact, just last night it was pouring rain when I got home, and it was SO nice to pull right into the garage and not get wet at all!
Oh. Because we paid a bucket-full of money to get the garage door fixed after it quit working. We had everything done to it, short of actually replacing the door. But for a minute, I dreamed about a brand new garage door. There are some BEAUTIFUL ones out there these days. But there’s a lot more to a garage door than aesthetics!
So when Shivani from Garaga contacted me and asked if I’d like to publish a post about different garage doors, first, I wanted to read it for myself! So helpful! And second, I wanted to share it with all of you! So…here you go!
A shabby garage door, or one that doesn’t architecturally match with the rest of your home will affect the overall look of your home. Since a garage door is often the first thing that people notice, it’s important to choose a style that is both high quality, and pleasing to the eye.
There are many different designs and style to choose from, and making your final decision can be a confusing process. Here are some things to consider when choosing a garage door.
Insulated vs. Non-Insulated
An insulated door will help keep energy costs down, particularly if your garage is attached to your home. With rising costs, more people are choosing insulated doors over non-insulated. Each door is assigned an R-Value to give an indication of how well insulated it is. The higher the rating, the better the insulation. A polyurethane door is thinner, but has a high R-value rating. It will also help reduce outside noise, and operate more quietly. Insulated doors are definitely preferable for those who live in colder climates.