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Whether your old garage door is broken beyond repair or you want to upgrade your home's curb appeal, you have several factors to consider when purchasing a replacement. Price, material, appearance and function will play a role in your final decision and the experts at Plano Garage Door Repair want to help you make the right one. The home's architectural style will often have a large impact on which type of garage door will look best. You can choose from a wide variety of wood, steelback, aluminum, insulated and custom garage doors.

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Wood garage doors complement most types of architecture but may not be the best choice if you want something that requires minimal maintenance. To preserve its appearance, a wood door requires occasional painting or sealing to keep the surface from cracking, splintering and peeling. Even with the proper maintenance, a wood door is susceptible to accelerated deterioration in moist climates.

Wood vs Steel Doors

The advantages of wood include its natural strength and potential for customization. With the right color paint or stain, homeowners can create a look that provides a seamless transition between the door and the surrounding structure. Depending on the wood species and the quality of construction, this type of door will stand up to a minor impact with minimal damage. Steelback doors are easier to take care of and offer a durable option at an affordable price. A door consisting of a steel frame with a composite overlay that mimics the appearance of real wood is a suitable substitute for the real thing, especially in geographical areas where the harsh climate favors steel. Thicker doors made of 24-gauge steel can withstand a minor impact without denting. A thinner door costs less but is more susceptible to damage upon impact.

Aluminum Garage Doors

Experts recommend lightweight aluminum doors for homes with double car garages. This material eliminates strain on the operating mechanism offering smooth and quiet performance. Aluminum doors vary in price according to construction. A door consisting of high-density synthetic material overlaying an aluminum frame is less expensive than one that features dent resistant panels and rugged, extruded frames.

insulated garage door

An insulated garage door is the obvious choice for any garage that serves as a game room, hobby shop or some other functional living space. Insulation makes it easier to regulate the interior temperature during the summer and winter without wasting energy. At the same time, it blocks a certain amount of outside noise. Doors of all types are available in a variety of styles. Those with raised panels have dimension and serve as focal points because they draw the eye. Flush panel doors are perfectly smooth, blend in the surroundings seamlessly and are less obtrusive.

Odd shape or size of the door

Homeowners who have a door opening that is an odd shape or size can have custom builders fabricate doors to any specifications. The top edge may be slanted, domed or arched. Some consumers choose to have windows, which are also optional on some prefabricated door designs. We stock a wide selection of garage doors and can install them the same day. Ask about our preventive maintenance service to keep your new door performing and looking like new for many years to come. Call Plano Garage Door Repair to review your options for purchasing a new garage door.

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