A garage door is frequently large enough to accommodate automobiles and other vehicles. Small garage doors can be made in a single panel that tilts up and back across the garage ceiling. Larger doors are usually made in several joined panels that roll up on tracks into a roll above the doorway. A garage door is not something we go shopping for everyday, so when we do go to look for one, we should have a clue about what we want. Current garage doors are much stronger, more secure and require much less maintenance than older ones.
Selecting a material
Before getting a garage door, you need to first choose the material you want. Most new garage doors are made of steel backed by rigid-foam insulation. Panels made of steel are the strongest. Even if you don’t have the strongest one, the warranty for a garage door starts at 10 years. Wooden garage doors are built with a hemlock frame and hardboard panels. A plastic garage door could also be the door of your choice. Like steel, plastic doors offer lightweight durability without routine upkeep.
You can also select the way you want your door to open and close. There are several options such as the retractable up and over garage door, the roller garage door or the sectional garage door. All these types can be controlled manually and automatically using a remote control which comes with the door itself. Keep in mind that, garage doors cause injury and property damage in several different ways. The most common causes of injury from a garage door system include falling doors, pinch points and many more. Extension spring systems should always be restrained by a safety cable that runs through the middle of the spring, tying off to a solid point at the rear and front of the door track. Make sure you know how to install your garage door, and if not, call a specialist to avoid injuries and keep safe.