Garage doors aren’t just a property’s hardest working components, they can also serve to complement the overall design of your home or commercial space. When choosing a garage door, however, you shouldn’t settle for aesthetics alone.
An article by The Epoch Times contributor Samantha Millers says you should also take into account the doors’ hardware features, security, insulation and other factors. Finding a garage door that satisfies these requirements at the right price is your biggest challenge.
A recent national survey conducted by Harris Interactive, a market research firm in Rochester, has revealed that 45 percent of homeowners consider their garage door as their primary entrance, while only 35 percent gave this distinction to the front door. This reflects the potential impact garage doors have on the value of a home and underscores the importance of choosing an appealing, attractive garage door.
Whatever brand you choose, don’t forget to take advantage of affordable residential or commercial garage door prices in Buffalo offered by reputable contractors like Crawford Door of WNY.
The most significant factor in garage door costs is the material. Many garage doors are made from steel, which is arguably the best material, especially for commercial use, because it’s affordable, durable and aesthetically pleasing. You can also look for insulated steel garage doors which are higher priced but can reduce your property’s energy costs.
Wooden doors are good choices for residential use. They can effectively regulate temperature and can easily enhance a home’s curb appeal. It is important to choose one with proper sealing, however, as wood is susceptible to pests and rotting.
The hardware that comes with the doors also factors into the price, especially those that utilize advanced technologies to provide extra benefits. For instance, the Innovation Series of steel doors from Raynor is equipped with the patented Finger Protection System for added security. The system consists mainly of specially-designed joints, which cannot be found in any other brand. It is offered only by reliable suppliers of garage door parts in Buffalo and elsewhere that have been licensed by Raynor.
Garage door selection is not to be taken lightly considering the value it adds to a property. Thanks to their various features, modern garage doors have become investment pieces both for their functionality and aesthetics.
(Source: How to Choose the Right Garage Door for Your Home, The Epoch Times, November 01, 2014)