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Tips For Choosing A Garage Door From Your Houston Garage Door Repair Specialist

Tips For Choosing A Garage Door From Your Houston Garage Door Repair Specialist

November 23, 2015

When it comes to building a custom home or replacing an existing garage door the amount of options you have can seem endless. There are many different styles to choose from, materials the door might be built with, and a large variety of accessories to go along with it. Luckily for you Houston Overhead Door has you covered. Choosing the right door will depend on how you want the garage door to look and the purpose you’d like it to serve. While some garage doors only cover your garage, ours serve many purposes. Our steel doors increase energy efficiency, our wood doors add character to the outside of your home, and our glass/aluminum doors can be used on the interior and exterior of your home. Here are the different options you’ll have when trying to find a new garage door system. Steel Garage Doors •   Premium Series – In the premium series you’ll find galvanized, pre-painted steel doors. These doors utilize polystyrene or polyurethane foam to create and insulated barrier. This allows the doors to excel in delivering exceptional energy efficiency, strength, and durability. In the premium series, the doors come in two thickness options, two insulation options, and eight factory finish paint color choices. •   Value Plus Series – The garage door options included in the Value Plus series are made of heavy-duty steel. To increase their energy efficiency, they are also paired with polystyrene while remaining no more than 2 inches thick. This allows them to stay appealing to the eye and maintain a quieter operation. The Value Plus series doors come in two thickness options and six factory paint color choices. •   Value Series – The Value series doors are made of a single-layer, heavy duty steel meant to be attractive yet affordable. This option was named Consumers Digest “Best Buy” in 2008. This type comes in five factory paint color choices. •   Carriage Collections – The Carriage garage doors we carry come in two options the Coachman Collection or the Gallery Collection. With both options you get a durable, low-maintenance, insulated steel garage door. The design of the Coachman Collection can be changed to complement a wide variety of architectural styles with over 100 unique style combinations to choose from. The Gallery Collection has a more charming vintage style and each door comes in five factory finish paint color choices or an Ultra-Grain stained wood look. Wood Garage Doors •   Reserve Collection – In the Reserve Collection you’ll find garage doors made of natural wood with a hand crafted two, four, or five layer construction. The doors in this series come in custom, semi-custom, or limited edition options. They are meant to be charming and full of character while still providing energy efficiency and protection from the elements. •   Classic Line – The Classic Line focuses on simple forms of beauty with its natural handcrafted wooden garage doors. The doors in this series come in three different model types: all focusing on protecting your home while keeping it warm and inviting. Glass/Aluminum Garage Doors •   Avante Collection – The garage doors included in the Avante Collection will modernize any home. You can install an Avante style garage door on the outside of your home to protect it from the elements, on the inside as an interior loft partition, or as a patio door that can be raised when you have guests over for an industrial look. The appeal of the Avante Collection is wide and the options are vast. There are thirteen different window options to choose from. Each option has different degrees of light transmission to increase privacy and protection. The Avante Collection doors come in seven standard frame colors. This includes the Ultra-Grain wood prints, which are great for a home surrounded by trees. 2 to 1 Conversions Along with great new garage door options we also offer a 2 to 1 garage door conversion service. This allows you to take your home that may have 2 garage doors, with a pillar in between, and combine them down to one easy to open and close door. This not only increases ease of use, but it also increases energy efficiency. By having one door instead of two you’ll decrease cost of repair and replacement in the future. This is great if you are looking to update the look of your home with a new garage door. You can choose a style from any of our series to put on your home. Different Types of Openers Once you’ve chosen the perfect garage door for you you’ll have to decide on the type of opener you’d like to use. Believe it or not, there are many different types depending on what you’re looking for. •   Belt – With a belt drive garage door opener you’ll get a quiet and smooth operation. The belt drive is as tough as a steel-belted tire so you won’t have to worry about durability. This option will provide you with the quietest and most reliable operation. •   Chain – A chain drive garage door opener will provide rugged and reliable performance. While it won’t be the quietest garage door opener it will be smooth and steady for years to come. •   Screw – A screw drive garage door opener will provide you with a smooth-running performance. It’s known to hold up in even the most extreme temperatures. Best of all, the drive system is completely maintenance-free. This makes the care and keeping of this system a breeze. Price Our garage doors come in a wide variety of price ranges. It all depends on how customized you want your garage door to look. We’re sure to have something that will fit your budget. Take a peek at the different options and see which garage door will work best for you. Once you have an idea of what you might want, give us a call or send us and email. We’d love to hear from you! Sources:


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