Garage Door 411

Posted Thursday, May 25th, 2017

Garage Door 411

Are your garage doors in bad shape? Is the visual curb appeal of your home leaving something to be desired? Springtime in Seattle is a great time to consider replacing or upgrading your garage doors. Give your neighbors something to talk about all summer long.

If you are in the market for new garage doors, here’s what you need to know.

Garage Door 411

Materials Options

Wood Carriage House Doors

Wood garage doors offer the widest range of design options and work well in all climates. Keep in mind that while you have a lot of options, wood doors often are the most expensive. Constant upkeep is necessary to keep a beautiful appearance. View Our Wood Garage Door Gallery

Steel

Steel garage doors can be less expensive than wood, and now they come in all kinds of wood finishes. We like steel because it is easy to install, low maintenance, and can have the best insulation options. View Our Steel Garage Door Gallery

Aluminum

Aluminum garage doors are a terrific solution for the Pacific Northwest. Since they do not rust, they are great for coastal regions. With the different anodized colors and powder coat finishes, your color options are endless. You can also customize your aluminum door with different glass patterns and styles that lend a beautiful and secure look to your door, while letting light in. View Our Aluminum Garage Door Gallery

Tempered Glass

Tempered glass garage doors are usually framed with wood or aluminum. These doors look amazing on contemporary and modern homes. Manufactured to show only the glass, these doors dress up the front of your house and give them great style. View Our Tempered Glass Garage Door Gallery

Fiberglass

Fiberglass garage doors are one of the easiest doors to maintain due to the prefinished fiberglass. More and more entry doors are fiberglass, and these garage doors will match the front entry seamlessly. The deep cut grain creates an awesome wood grain look, however design options are limited. View Our Fiberglass Garage Door Gallery

Vinyl

Vinyl garage doors or easy-care-living garage doors are a great solution for people who want a door that won’t dent, crack, or rust. Perfect if you live near salt water. If your garage door is also your backstop, goal, or basketball backboard, these doors can take the punishment that kids can dish out and still look fantastic. They last a lifetime and require very little upkeep. View Our Vinyl Garage Door Gallery

Styles & Options

Choosing the best garage doors to complement your home can be challenging. It’s best to match your garage doors to the style of your home. Here are some great ideas to consider:

  • Traditional homes benefit from an arched garage door with pane glass windows.
  • Farmhouses are idyllic with rustic barn-style garage doors.
  • Craftsman homes beg for traditional wood, carriage style garage doors.
  • Modern homes would do well with sleek glass or aluminum garage doors.

Garage Door Price Estimates

Wood

$1,000 – $10,000

Steel

$300 – $3,000

Aluminum

$1,500 – $3,000

Tempered Glass

$4500 – $10,000

Fiberglass

$2500 +

Vinyl

$800 +

If you have questions or would like a personal consultation on the best material, style, or color of garage door for your home, don’t hesitate to give us a call. One of our experienced team members will gladly assist. Contact Cressy Door and Fireplace Now!