Most times it feels like the doors of front entries get all the accolades, even more so when such doors have some form of pretty sidelites or decorative glass. However, your curb appeal has one big factor to consider, and that is the garage door. It is only normal that it is so, because if you have a house with an attached garage right in front, it is imperative to note that the first thing that people will notice is the garage door with its expansiveness. Hence, you may need to take your time with making decisions for getting a garage door.
There are different types of garage doors out there, but five of the common ones are:
Rollup Garage Doors
Most times, these doors are used for commercial purposes than residential. Such doors are usually good for areas whose ceiling space may be limited. The doors are usually created with steel slat parts that measure about 2” to 3”, and they get rolled around a drum that is located at the top of the door opening.
Coiling or rollup doors are created to absorb heavy usage. They can be mounted without springs, and can also be designed to prevent corrosion, rust and freezing. However, because it is a heavy duty type of garage door, it costs more than some other sectional designs.
Sectional Garage Doors
A lot of sectional garage doors consist of panel sections, and they are linked with hinges. When the door closes or opens, the wheels located at each panel’s edge rolls through a vertical track that is located on either side of the opening.
There is a curved part of the track where each panel section’s hinges bend over, and thus allows the garage door to be positioned as a parallel to the garage’s ceiling when it is opened completely. Its operation and functionality is as a result of the cable attached high-tension springs that hold the door in place when open.
The doors are low maintenance, made from steel, and are also customizable.
Slide to the Side Garage Doors
Just as the name implies, the slide to the side garage door operates by moving to the side of the garage, and is positioned parallel to the wall. Interestingly, the slide to the side garage door is a style that has been there for a while, and was originally intended for garages that barely had enough space up.
Their operation involves running on flexible lower trolleys, and they do not need balancing springs.
Tilt Up Canopy Garage Doors
The up and over doors do not come with sections, rather they are created with a single solid piece. Their operation is based on a mechanism that includes a pivoting hinge, and this makes it possible for them to tilt upwards and into the ceiling. Furthermore, the door usually extends beyond the front of the house when it is opened.
Side-Hinged Garage Doors
This may come off to you as an old-fashioned design, and it is. Such doors are closed and opened via a hinged frame on both sides of the doors. They look like your normal flush doors, but this time they are way bigger and are usually made of wood or galvanized steel.
There you have five different types of garage doors that can accentuate your curb while been effective and efficient.