Looking to replace your old garage doors or install garage doors from scratch on your new construction? Either way, you’ll have to do some thinking about what type of residential garage door is right for you.
Sure, you want your overhead garage doors to perform well and last for decades, but you also want them to look good, too! That’s why it takes a lot of researching, budgeting, and scrolling through photo galleries to see what the best garage door option is for your home.
To get you started, we’re breaking down the three most popular types of residential garage doors. These are the ones our customers are always happy with. Learn more below!
Three Most Popular Types of Residential Garage Doors
1. Sectional Garage Door
By far, this is the most common type of garage door for local homes in the North Fork of Virginia. It has multiple horizontal panels that hinge together, rolling up and down on steel tracks. A typical sectional garage door comes with built-in weather-stripping to protect against wind and moisture.
2. Swing-Out/Carriage Doors
This style is increasing in popularity because homeowners love its traditional, rustic look. Carriage doors are typically constructed with natural wood and open by swinging outwards. While they are good at sealing out the elements, they’re not suited for climates that get a lot of snow, as snowdrifts can block them from opening.
3. Sliding Garage Doors
This style resembles a set of sliding barn doors. The doors are hung from rollers that glide along a track so the doors open along a vertical plane. They aren’t as weather-proof as other styles, but they can operate smoothly in any climate.
Once you narrow down which style you want, you’ll be able to pick out colors, windows, accents, and other flourishes. Call Easy Open Garage Doors, LLC, if you need any help!