Published at Sunday, September 23rd 2018. by Manuela Dodson in Garage Modern.
Panels come in horizontal vertical and even chevron angles. Panel styles are available in Georgian which are the raised square panels Tudor and Winsor which have sloping curved tops to each panel and Stuart which have horizontal panels in Craftsman or Mission style. Before putting up your money spend a little time doing due diligence before you buy! Choose carefully and you can have an attractive and functional entrance to your cars domain! Drive around your neighborhood to get a good idea of what fits and what looks best. Search online for comparison pictures. Keep in mind that a street-facing garage makes up of about a third of your homes visible appearance making the garage door design a matter of importance.
So what do you look for overall when buying a garage door for your home? First you want to look for the ones that match The daily needs of your home. Consider how many times you will be using them. Also consider how many times you will need to have them open and shut. In other words think about what the daily use of the doors will be. If you are going to store your car in the garage then you better get sturdy ones that will stand the test of time. All of these factors are an important part of choosing the correct garage door for your home.
And of course the roof should consist of 1 roof vent per 1 car in garage. Vents allow the lumber to breathe and not rot and buckle. If the garage door is over 16 feet in span it is recommended to use laminated veneer lumber as a header which supports the weight of the roof and overhead door. The header is installed above the garage door opening. A ½ horsepower garage door opener with two remote controls is also recommended to make life a bit more convenient instead of opening the overhead door manually.
Now look at the history of these useful doors. The history of garage doors is story as well. The first garage doors were barn doors. They opened in a very rustic manner. The more stately homes had carriage houses. These were like barns. They were completely separate from the home. They offered a place for horses and their carriages to reside. The separate carriage house was for the rich of the time. Their use was practical with a touch of high style. They were all practicality and not a fashion thing
Then came the desire for ease of use. People wanted to make them able to be opened with less fuss. This is the place that garage door openers started. They used to simply lift up on a slide. After that came the rollers. Finally the garage door of today arrived with the electric opener. This allowed ease of use and a fashionable look to the home. Over the years things have changed. The original style of garage door openers have been mostly the same though since the beginning of the garage door. Safety issues have been the main consideration of modern garage doors. Their ability to be safe and still remain useful is very important.
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