How To Choose Your Next Garage Door: A Quick Guide

March 2012

How to choose a neat garage door that will fit in your home’s architecture and satisfy you at the same time? Here’s a quick guide taken from Garaga website.

In the beginning, make sure to determine the need for thermal insulation upon the use of your garage and its location relative to the parts of your home.

For instance, let’s pretend you live in a Victorian style cottage. You must choose a door that will easily integrate with its façade, extends its lines and architectural details, just like if it had been designed by the same person.

Or maybe you live in a contemporary townhouse? Just opt for simple lines, for instance a plain door or maybe panels with horizontal grooves? That could look neat! Garaga suggests you the following models: Cambridge, Top Tech, H‑Tech Plus, H‑Tech, Standard+ and Acadia‑138.

About the color of your new garage door: never forget that the color of your door should integrate and harmonize with your home. Match the color of your garage door to your window frames rather than your entry door. You can choose a color that harmonizes with your brick or exterior cladding. Also, you must avoid a too pronounced contrast with the brick by choosing shades of sand or clay that harmonize with the mortar.

Windows and decorative hardware? Why not! Did you know that Garaga offers a brand new line of decorative garage door windows in order to answer some increasing demand for more choice, design and harmony that can match your entry door?

What is nice with the garage door decorative hardware is that it can reproduce the effect of forged iron hinges and handles that once carried traditional house doors. For a touch of refinement and authenticity to your garage door, this could be a great idea.

Last but not the least, which type of insulation and thermal efficiency do you need? We can find three types on Garaga doors: Polyurethane insulation High R factor (R‑16‑R‑18), Polyurethane insulation Good R factor (R‑12) and Polystyrene insulation Low R factor (R‑6.6) or Non‑insulated. For your information, the R value is used simply to measure the effectiveness of the thermal insulation. Of course, the higher the R value, the greater the heating and cooling efficiency is.

Do not hesitate to contact us if you need any further information.

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