When designing your new house you will need to decide what type of garage door will be suitable.
The garage door will have to follow in the style of the whole house and this can also determine the materials that your door will be constructed with.
There are various types of garage doors than can be constructed from wood, aluminium, steel, glass and other materials.
The materials can also determine what type of door you will be buying.
There are overhead doors, bi-folding doors and doors that roll back against empty wall space.
Obviously the roll back doors will take up quite a lot of room in the garage where you won’t be able to use the wall space.
If space is limited then an overhead door might be a better alternative.
If you are living in a particularly wet climate, then the overhead door can create problems as the water runs off the door when it rests up against the ceiling of your garage.
A roller door doesn’t create quite so much of a problem as the water is limited to the area of the roll at the entrance of the garage.
Overhead doors generally need to be constructed with lighter weight materials although there are many overhead wooden doors due to the advanced track and roller construction that has been designed in modern doors.
Garage doors can cost a lot of money but they can also make or break the whole visual effect of your finished house so cost alone shouldn’t be the deciding factor when buying your door.
There are several excellent websites on the internet that offer information and price comparisons for garage doors but you will probably need a door professional to give you specialist advice at your property to ensure you make the right decision.
Buying the right garage door can add thousands of dollars to the value of your house.