Choosing a garage door can be more confusing than choosing a door for your home. Not only are there a variety of materials and finishes to choose from, you also need to decide on the mechanism used to open and close the door.
Choosing the right garage door is, however, extremely important in terms of security, curb appeal and also convenience. Direct Door Services can help you to nail down the perfect garage doors. Here are a few things to consider:
Budget constraints do have to come into this equation but you really should choose the best door that you can afford. You need a door that is sturdy and that will last for a long time – steel and wood are good options.
The saying, “Buying cheap is going to cost you”, is especially apt here – factor in the useful lifespan of the door you are considering before simply going for the cheapest option. (It’s not really saving money if you have to replace it again in a few years.)
That leads to the next point – look for quality. A good quality garage door will stand up to the elements better and look good for longer. Also consider maintenance when deciding on what material to buy – steel and Colorbond are low maintenance options. Wood will require varnishing every few years.
To Tilt or not to Tilt
This is probably one of the most important decisions as it will often affect the material chosen for the door. Choosing one or the other is generally more a matter of space available than personal taste.
A tilt door is tilted up and out of the way and tends to take up more space. On the plus side, it is easy and quicker to operate. A roller door rolls right out of the way and takes a little longer.
The Actual Materials
The materials will dictate the end look. Having an ultra-modern shiny steel garage door may not fit in too well with traditional Queensland architecture. On the other hand, a wooden door may not go very well with an ultra-modern design. You need to take the architecture of your home into account when it comes to choosing a garage door.
You need to consider the longevity and maintenance aspects of your chosen materials as well. Wood, for example, is subject to more damage by the elements than steel or Colorbond.
With 18 years of experience in the industry, Direct Door Services is on hand to make this confusing choice a whole lot simpler. Let them come out to see for themselves and see what they will suggest. For more information go to www.directdoors.com.au