Austin Garage Door Installation
If you are planning to purchase a new garage door, you need to consider five things:
We will help you choose the right new garage door that will fit both the style of your home as well as your budget.
Garage Door Color
Of course, the main thing that you will notice about your new garage door is the color. It needs to match the exterior of your home, and we will help you choose the perfect color to compliment your home. It is important that the garage door you choose matches the colors of the exterior of your home. The general colors which are provided by manufacturers for garage doors are generally white, taupe, sandstone, and brown:
If you were wanting a more customized look for your garage door, you might consider wood-composites or wood garage doors. Between different color options and the multitude of stains available, you can really achieve the specific look you want. Wood composites and wood will also add to the curb appeal of your home and increase the sale value. See below about garage door materials.
Garage Door Panel Design
The next thing you need to decide on is panel design; there are six designs to choose from. This decision is really dependent on your personal tastes, so the best way to choose is to see these. Here are a few sample pictures to help you consider:
Raised and Recessed Panels are both available in Long and Short panel options:
Your final option is a Carriage House Style Garage Door. With a carriage house door, you will receive a perfect compliment to your beautiful home. They add architectural elegance and add a huge amount of curb appeal to your home. These doors come in many styles with a variety of window patterns to truly make your garage door a work of art that is specific to your residence. Every carriage house door has an old world charm that will add warmth to your home.
Garage Door Materials & Styles
Steel garage doors are a very popular choice for materials - they offer great reliability, they are safe and stylish. For the environmentally savvy homeowner, steel garage doors have an option to be insulated (which will lower your energy bills). These doors have a wide variety of panel designs, window options and decorative hardware available.
Wood garage doors are a great option for people who want to add some real style to their homes. Luxurious, beautiful and available in several price ranges, wood doors are customizable to complement all homes and style tastes. Glass and window trims for wood doors come in a wide variety, but wood does require some maintenance to keep beautiful.
If you want the best for your home, vinyl garage doors are the best available. They are made for the least amount of maintenance - they are durable and are fantastic energy saving garage doors, insulated and scratch resistant and will never rust, crack or dent. These doors have several window types available, such as privacy glass, designer windows, engraved and etched windows. You will never have to worry about replacing the door; the panels include manufacturer's lifetime warranties.
Garage Door Windows
Garage door windows provide natural light for your garage - brightening it up so that you don't have to. It will add beauty to the doors and curb appeal to your home. There are many options in window styles, but some of the most popular are as follows:
Garage Door Insulation
When you decide on insulation for your garage door, you should consider the R-value (or the thermal resistance) of your home. Your garage is a bubble of air between your home and the outside. If you make it energy efficient you will not only save on your monthly bills, but you may also qualify for a tax credit. Proper garage door insulation will strengthen your garage door and make it dent resistant.
Wind Loaded or Hurricane Garage Doors
Specially designed wind loaded garage doors can help protect your home from the forces of nature. They are equipped against hurricanes with proper tracks, jamb brackets, rollers, hinges and reinforcing struts that are tested and meet the designated codes to hold up against wind. You can also purchase our wind load kits to make your door safe if it was not equipped for hurricanes when you purchased it.