One of the easiest ways to rejuvenate the exterior of your home is by installing a new garage door. Knowing how to choose a garage door is imperative, given the multitude of products available.
Our collection of garage doors offers style, function, and affordability with an extensive selection of accessories. Our detailed brochures and experienced garage door professionals help you navigate your way to the door of your dreams.
Garage doors add instant curb appeal to your home. The style you choose allows you to showcase your home by making a creative statement, or blend into the neighborhood with a subtle design. Joe Wilde Company offers three main styles of garage doors.
Carriage Style garage doors are a timeless combination of beauty and practicality. This style of garage door dates back to the days when people used horses and carriages to get around. The original doors would open by swinging out to allow enough room for the carriages to get in and out. They were made from wood with metal hinges and combined detailed woodwork and decorative windows. Today’s Carriage Style garage doors open upwards like a standard garage door, with the intricate design elements of a simpler time.
Classic Style garage doors evolved over many years. They blend different styles of traditional panel overhead garage doors. They infuse elements of classic Colonial doors and American architectural features (Cape Cod, Ranch, Craftsman) of today. Horizontal panels, hinged at the seam, support a basic roll-up mechanism employed by most contemporary garage doors. Panels are available in long or short and are customizable.
Modern Style garage doors are ultra-sleek and nontraditional. They give your home a futuristic, state-of-the-art feel. Modern Style garage doors create a conversation piece for the exterior of your home. They come in a multitude of eccentric materials, from glass to steel, and textures from grooves to overlays. Modern garage doors present a diverse selection of design elements and window options.
Once you determine the style door you’d prefer, it’s time to consider material. Styles are available in specific materials, which aids in narrowing your options. There are pros and cons to every garage door material used. Consider your lifestyle and the weather in your area. For example, if you have small children that will be playing ball in your driveway, you will want a dent-resistant material. And if you live in an area that experiences severe weather, you will want a material with higher wind load ratings.
Things to consider when choosing an insulated or non-insulated garage door include the use of your garage, the temperature in your area, and whether you have an attached or a free-standing structure. If your garage functions as an extended living space or you have extreme cold or heat, it is beneficial to purchase an insulated door. If your garage stores vehicles or you live in a temperate climate, insulation isn’t necessary.
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