Garage Door Fundamentals
A few things to consider before selecting the perfect door for your home.
Components of a Garage Door
Knowing the basics of a garage door and what your needs are is important before making a purchase.
Garage Door Materials
Insulation and the steel gauge of a door is important. If you plan on spending a lot of time in your garage, have a room above or adjacent to your garage, or have a lot of activity, such as children playing in front of the doors, then you want to consider the R-Value and the thickness of the steel. R-Value is a measurement of thermal efficiency of a door. The higher the R-Value the better insulated the door. If there is the chance of basketballs hitting the outside of the door, you need to consider a heavier gauge steel, such as a 24 gauge. Remember, the lower the number, the stronger the steel.