If you’re looking for a replacement door, getting familiar with the different styles available is a good way to start. Which of these styles is right for your home?
Aesthetics, durability, and cost are factors that may affect your choice of materials.
Wood doors offer unique aesthetic advantages. They can be constructed from various types of wood and stained to showcase the wood’s natural beauty. They can also be designed to complement the color scheme of your home. However, they are a bit more expensive and do require more maintenance than doors made from other materials.
Steel doors are economical, strong and relatively durable. They provide better insulation from extreme temperatures than most materials. They are available in a wide range of colors, designs, and sizes including some that simulate wood.
Fiberglass doors are growing in popularity, partly because they don’t dent, rust, or warp. They can be designed to resemble the look and feel of wood doors, but require less maintenance and are more energy-efficient. They are available in a variety of factory colors, and can be stained or painted any custom shade. They are also one of the most durable options available.
ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND R-VALUES
From multi-layer construction to overlays, from polystyrene sheets to polyurethane injection, we offer a range of options that make for some of the most energy efficient doors available today.
The industry typically measures the energy efficiency of garage doors using R-values. Most doors on the market today have R-values between 6 and 16; the higher the value, the better insulated the door. However, R-values are not perfect measures of how much energy the door will save once installed.
Frequency of opening your door, temperature extremes, location of your garage in the home and other factors may play much larger roles. We can help you decipher confusing R-values so you will understand more about how high-efficiency doors might affect your energy bills.