Modern garage doors have changed a lot over the years. Not long ago, most garage doors came with decorative carved panels and wood grain texture. Today, modern garage doors have a smooth, minimalist aesthetic and (often) sophisticated frosted windows. If you're a homeowner who would like to purchase a modern garage door, know your options. Doing research will help you choose a garage door to match your budget and personality.
Modern garage doors can be made from many materials. However, the most popular materials tend to be wood, aluminum and steel.
Wood has warmth and beauty that draws the eye and makes the design of the garage stand out. Wood needs regular maintenance in order to maintain structural integrity.
Aluminum is sleek, attractive, and lightweight. In fact, it's this lightweight quality that makes aluminum garage doors last so long; less weight means less wear and tear on the garage door opener.
Steel is durable and relatively affordable. It's also a tried and true product that has been used for garage doors for a very long time.
Windows are another important component of modern garage doors. This may be due to the fact that modern architects prioritize use of natural light in most structures. Often, modern garage doors come with different window configurations to allow the homeowner maximum natural light while also giving the homeowner control over the look of the door.
Some modern garage doors feature a row of windows across the top or down the side. Some garage doors are more windows than any other material. Ask your garage door contractor to show you pictures, so you can choose the style that's right for you.
Garage doors typically cost anywhere from $700 to $1,400 depending. Some features, like extra windows, can bump up the price. If you're on a tight budget, work with your garage door contractor to find a garage door that you can afford.
Finding the Right Contractor
Finding the right garage door contractor is important! These tips can help:
- Get quotes from at least three contractors.
- Remember the cheapest door isn't always the best door.
- Check references before signing a contract.
- Always read the contract from start to finish.
At Overhead Door of Oklahoma City, we help homeowners like you to purchase quality garage doors at an affordable price. We also perform garage door repair. Whether it's time for a tune up or for a new garage door installation, we can help. To schedule a consultation or to schedule a repair, contact us today.