Garage Door Designs
Some people assume that any quality garage door will do. While it’s true that having a high-quality garage door is important for your home value, having a well-designed garage door will boost your curb appeal even further. Don’t settle for a boring garage door. Make a statement with a garage door with design elements hand-picked to suit your design sensibilities and your home’s architectural style.
It’s true, back in the days when carriage style garage doors protected actual carriages, most of them swung, folded, or rolled open. However, today you don’t have to be limited to a space-eating swing-open door. Many manufacturers now have entire lines of carriage style carriage doors that actually roll up just like any other modern garage door. The trick is they have all the faux hardware and design detailing you’d expect from an authentic carriage door.
It used to be that you had to be careful when designing oversized solid wood doors because they would be too heavy for most garage door openers. However, now you can get specialty openers with extra lifting power to accommodate heavy duty and oversized garage doors.
In older garage doors, it may have been true that adding ordinary glass windows detracted from the door’s energy efficiency. However, today’s garage doors provide the option of having insulated and/or frosted window glass. The insulated glass helps keep the temperature inside the garage distinct from temperatures outside the garage, while frosted glass can help guard against overheating caused by sun exposure. In addition, the windows are tightly set in the door and well-sealed to guard against drafts.