Understanding Garage Door Styles and Features

One of the most common questions we get regarding new garage doors is, "What are my options?" With such a wide range of options, it helps to break this question down into a few parts, a couple of which are Garage Door Styles and Garage Door Features.

Understanding Garage Door Styles

    Traditional style garage doors usually have a raised panel design and are the most common garage doors available. Options include short panels and long panels. A single garage door usually has four short or two long raised panels per each main panel. This style is appropriate for many home styles.

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    Carriage house garage doors are usually higher end and less common. They are designed to be reminiscent of historic carriage houses. Carriage house style garage doors open like a normal garage door, though commonly look like they could swing or slide open like a true carriage house door when shut. Carriage house garage doors are inspired by historic carriage houses, but look great on contemporary homes.

    Contemporary style garage doors span a large variety of anything out of the 'norm' such as tempered glass garage doors on aluminum frames. Contemporary doors are a great compliment to modern style homes with other high-tech elements.

    Understanding Garage Door Features

    Garage doors are available with many features. No longer is a garage door a simple metal sheet. Modern garage doors may include features like: Dual-wall, insulated construction, Advanced-strength materials, Decorative glass windows, No-pinch seems and Heavy duty weather seals.

    If you have questions about selecting a garage door or would like to see some options, please contact us here or call 704-661-9070. Our Charlotte, NC garage door showroom allows customers to compare garage doors side-by-side. Contact us if you'd like to see our garage door options first hand and we'll be glad to provide a demonstration of some of the garage door options available.

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