Garage doors should be an ideal marriage between functionality and beauty.
There are some people who are highly motivated by increasing functionality, while others lean more toward aesthetics, but the vast number of homeowners in the Indianapolis, Indiana area and beyond prefer an ideal marriage between the two when it comes to making home improvements. This is definitely the case for garage doors. Garage doors are far too important for securing your home to not put an emphasis on quality and durability, but as a big contributor to the curb appeal of the home, aesthetics should also be considered.
At 31-W Insulation, we offer top-quality garage doors from such trusted names as Amarr, Wayne Dalton, and Windsor Door, because we understand a substandard door is nearly as bad as having none at all. Thankfully, these companies recognize that stylish garage doors add value to a home and are important for homeowners looking to get a return on their investment. They offer stunning options that will go with any style of architecture.
When you call on us for replacement garage doors for your home, we take the time to discuss all of the available options including the advantages of each type. There are many considerations involved, such as whether you are interested in insulated or non-insulated garage doors. This particular decision is based on how you utilize your garage. Perhaps in the past your garage was used only to protect your vehicles, so comfortable temperatures weren’t very important and non-insulated garage doors were sufficient. However, if you are now considering doing other things in your garage, such as storing temperature-sensitive belongings, working on a hobby, or converting the garage to living space, an insulated garage door may be the better option.
Another consideration is whether you desire windows in your garage doors or prefer a solid door instead. Windows provide a nice aesthetic and allow natural light into the garage. On the other hand, solid garage doors afford more privacy, make it harder for someone to breach your garage, and can help keep the sun from making your garage too warm in the summer months.
The material used to create garage doors is something else we’ll discuss with you. Steel and aluminum are two options to consider. Steel garage doors provide more security because they are crafted with two layers of galvanized steel and can be painted to match your home’s color scheme or even changed easily later. Aluminum is lighter which puts less strain on the garage door opener. It is also water-resistant so it will not rust or corrode. It isn’t as strong as steel, but aluminum is easier to emboss so there are more style options in the aluminum garage door category.
While functionality, durability, and reliability are all important factors when choosing garage doors, it makes sense to invest in doors that stand out and complement your home. Realtors often advise their clients to consider upgrading the garage door to boost curb appeal to get potential buyers that drive by more inclined to schedule a tour. We can help you choose the ideal option for this purpose while staying within any community regulations regarding appearance.
If you have questions about garage doors, give us a call to schedule an appointment for a consultation. We’ll be happy to guide you through the process of upgrading your home’s garage doors to meet your objectives for both functionality and beauty.
FAQs About Garage Doors
Over the years, our team here at 31-W Insulation has installed many garage doors in the Indianapolis, Indiana area and has fielded many questions from our customers in this area. As we became a trusted supplier of garage doors, the questions have shifted from why we’re the best choice for garage doors to more specific questions about the garage doors themselves. We thought we would share a few of these FAQs with you:
What is the best way to prolong the life of my garage doors?
As with most investments and assets, regular maintenance is key to getting as many years as possible not only from the garage doors themselves, but all the hardware that keeps them operating properly. Annual maintenance to adjust, inspect, and lubricate moving parts is critical for safety and longevity.
How does horsepower come into play when choosing a garage door opener?
We will advise you as to the horsepower needed with the garage door you choose for your home. Weight of the door is one of the main considerations, so a heavy two-car garage door will need a more robust garage door opener than a single-car garage door. The material and the size of the garage door are both considered. We’ll also go over various types with you so you can get the best option for your objectives.
Do garage doors require regular maintenance?
We recommend annual maintenance so you can have peace of mind your door is operating in a safe manner and so that you can get as many years of reliable performance from it as possible.