Door Styles

What is a carriage style garage door?

Carriage style garage doors were around before cars were even invented. During that period of time, people used horses and carriages to get from place to place. They would store them in a barn with doors that would swing out wide enough so the carriages would fit....

Are glass garage doors insulated?

Most quality glass garage doors are constructed with insulated glass to maintain climate control. Even with insulated glass, these types of doors can still be inefficient compared to steel or wood alternatives. The glass door is basically a large floor to ceiling...

Which is better: steel, aluminum or vinyl garage doors?

What makes the “best” garage door material will depend entirely on where the garage door is being installed, your budget, and how you plan to use your garage door. There are benefits to each type of garage door material. Steel: Durable, strong and surprisingly...

Are glass garage doors safe?

The windows that come with the majority of garage doors are so‑called “standard” windows, either single – or double‑pane. This is the same type of glass you’ll find in your home’s windows, front door and patio door. If you opt for a fully‑glazed garage door,...

Do I need an insulated garage door?

An energy-efficient garage door can make a huge difference for your home and energy costs. Some of the benefits include saving energy, increased durability, quieter operation, and simply keeping everything you store in the garage like your car or equipment warmer than...

What is a pan construction garage door?

Single layer — sometimes referred to as “pan garage doors” — feature solid, durable exteriors that require little maintenance. Due to their thinness, however, single–layer steel doors can get dented when hit and are generally ill–suited for wide garage door...

Is 27-gauge steel good material for garage doors?

Garage doors have steel panels that vary in thickness. Low-cost doors have thin panels of 27- or 28-gauge steel. Though inexpensive and suitable for many garages, these doors will not stand up well to impact (from basketballs, for example). Midlevel doors offer 25- or...

What is a 3-layer garage door?

Triple layer garage doors are comprised of a steel front, thermal middle and steel back. Sometimes referred to as the “sandwich garage door,” the steel triple layer is the strongest and most durable of garage door options on the market. With heavy–duty material on the...

What is an overlay garage door?

Overlay garage doors feature steel or wood panels that are placed on top of the original door to create an appearance of depth and subtle sophistication. Different materials can be used—for instance, carriage doors made with an overlay can be constructed with flush...

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