Why You Should Install Overhead Garage Doors

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Your garage door can tell a lot about your taste in home dcor. And if your garage is at the front of your house, then you will definitely want to install a good looking door, since it will definitely receive glances from anyone visiting your home. There are various types to choose from, but the best of the lot is an overhead garage door.

What are overhead garage doors?

Overhead garage doors are those doors that pull up from the bottom, and, when open, remain positioned above the top of the vehicle. This type is popular in both home and commercial garages. They make a good choice because they allow for an efficient use of space.

If you need to add one of these to your home, overhead garage doors are available in a variety of materials. These include:

* Wood is the most expensive. It looks great with many different home styles but does not last as long as the other types.

* Aluminum is popular because it is cheap and will last much longer than wood. The drawback is that it is very light so it dents easily and does not provide much insulation.

* Steel does not look good in every home but is a nice compromise between aluminum and wood. It can be made to look like both of them and will last a very long time without deteriorating. However, it is twice as expensive as the aluminum doors.

* Fiberglass is sometimes used in houses along the coast because it will not corrode or deteriorate in the salty air. It is very light and tends to crack or break easily so it is not the best choice for any other location.

No matter which type of overhead garage door you choose it is a good idea to have it insulated. You can lose a lot of your hot and cold air through your garage door if it is not insulated.

Sometimes overhead garage doors do not close properly due to some obstruction in the way of movement, which can lead to a host of problems. Here are a few safety measures you can take to prevent that:

* Keep the floor clear of clutter.

* Keep your overhead garage door lights covered and use the correct wattage.

* Keep the overhead garage door tracks clean and clear at all times to avoid functional failure.

Overhead garage doors can provide efficient protection for your vehicle and are easier to maintain than other varieties.
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This article was published on 2010/12/31