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Types of Garage Doors

There is such a wide variety of different types of garage doors that it may become confusing, but worry not, we have the experts that will help you understand the different types and the pros and cons of each type. First there are residential garage doors. These are used for homes, condos, town homes, and other residential properties. There are many types of doors that can be used for residential properties. The same goes for commercial garage doors, there are many different kinds and we will help you find the perfect one for you. Choosing the right type of door for your property is very important because these doors provide aesthetic purpose, and also add security to your home and the items stored in your garage.

When people think about garage doors, they automatically think about roll up doors that open up overhead. These are the most common garage doors and also take up the least amount of space, but they aren't the only kinds. There are also what are known as swing out garage doors, these open more like a gate, swinging open. They provide the same function and security as roll up doors, but they do require more space to allow for the door to fully swing open. There are also canopy style garage doors. Our technicians are highly skilled in installing all types of doors, and we will help you choose the best type for your home or business. Aside from the different types of doors, these doors also come in a variety of different styles, designs, sizes, colors, and materials such as metal, wood, and more. The material of your door is one of the most important decisions to make when choosing a new door for your home or business.

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Contact us today to allow us to show you some of the different styles of garage doors and explain the different pros and cons of each type depending on your property and what you are looking for. Our team is extremely helpful when helping you choose your new door and we are able to explain the ins and outs of each type in a way that anybody can understand. Shopping for a new garage door doesn't have to be stressful, when you work with us here at Proffitt Overhead Door, we make it easy and enjoyable.

Types Of Doors

Garage doors not only add security to your home or business, but they also provide an increase in curb appeal. This is why it is important to choose a garage door that is aesthetically pleasing because it makes the entire home or business more appealing.

When choosing a new garage door, it is also important to consider the types of springs, openers, and materials for your garage door. These factors can make the difference between a perfect garage door and one that you will struggle with for a long time.

When it comes to the different types of garage openers, we are the experts on them all. Most garage doors nowadays are opened and closed by an automatic system that is powered by an electric motor. One type of automatic system is called a Screw Drive, this utilizes a screw mechanism that rotates a threaded steel rod to open and close the door. This is one of the more popular options because it requires the least maintenance. Next is a Chain Drive, this system uses a chain which pushes and pulls a trolley up and down. This system is very affordable and makes little noise, while also being very reliable. Last is the Belt Drive. This system is normally the most popular choice for homes with an attached garage because it makes the least noise of all of the systems.

The material of your garage door is just as important as every other aspect. Aluminum is relatively inexpensive and lightweight, making it a great option for double bay garages. There is also more expensive aluminum garage doors that are much more durable and provide rust proof frames and panels.

Steel is another popular choice because it is extremely durable, so it requires less maintenance over time. Steel is also cheaper than wooden doors, but steel is also prone to scratches and nicks. Although some manufacturers have actually combined steel with fiberglass, which prevents scratches and nicks.

Wood is probably the most popular choice for garage doors for home and business owners. This is attributed to how easily customizable wood is. They can have pretty much any design and can be cut to any size needed. The drawback to a wood garage door is it will require much more maintenance over time.