Titan Garage Doors NE got a call from a homeowner in Omaha, NE, who needed a garage door replacement. We dispatched a team to the location immediately to give them an on-site estimate, as requested. We showed the owner our most recent garage designs and building materials and gave them cost estimates for the two options they chose. They carefully studied their options before deciding on a vinyl sectional overhead door. After placing an order with a reputable manufacturer, we completed the garage door replacement two weeks later. They were very pleased with the results because it was within their budget - something they had not expected. 

A garage door is a vital part of any home. It provides security and privacy, as well as temperature control for your vehicles. While many issues that may arise with a garage door over its lifetime, such as broken springs, dented horizontal panels, and noisy rollers, can be fixed, there comes a moment when it is best to invest your money in a new one. It is not worth the cost of repairs if fixing the door would cost more than half as much as a replacement.

When it comes to choosing a new garage door, you have many options available to you. The first thing you need to consider is what material the door will be made out of. There are many different materials to choose from, so how can you be sure that you are picking the best one for your needs? Use the following guidelines to help you make your decision.

Know the Pros and Cons of Each Materials

There is no one-size-fits-all when it comes to choosing the right garage door material. Steel, aluminum, and wood each have unique benefits that homeowners should consider before deciding.

Steel doors are less expensive than their wood counterparts and require less care. They can also be insulated to be more energy efficient. However, if not properly cared for, steel doors are susceptible to rust and corrosion.

Aluminum garage doors are usually the least expensive option and are very light, making them easy to lift manually; however, they are also more susceptible to dents. Nevertheless, aluminum doors have several advantages over their steel and natural wood counterparts. For one, aluminum is resistant to rust and corrosion, making it ideal for coastal areas. Additionally, aluminum doors are less expensive than natural wood doors, which require annual painting or staining. 

Composite garage doors are a type of door made from multiple synthetic materials bonded together. These doors can be made from particle board, glass fiber, and foam, with a glass-reinforced polymer veneer or wood grain appearance applied to the surface.

One disadvantage to composite doors is that they can crack more easily than other types of doors when hit with a sharp object. Another is that, despite being made of strong material, the veneer does not provide much resistance against impact.

Keep in Mind the R-Value of Garage Door

There are many things to consider when choosing a garage door, especially if you live in an area with extreme weather conditions. One of the most important factors to consider is the R-value, which measures how well a material insulates. The higher the R-value, the better the insulation. It is especially important if you have living space above your garage or if you use your garage for purposes other than parking cars, such as a workshop or laundry area. In addition, price is often a deciding factor when it comes to garage doors. The higher the R-value, the steeper the price tag. However, weighing all your garage door installation options is important.

If you are trying to figure out which garage door is best for your home, save yourself some time and hassle by reaching out to Titan Garage Doors NE. With over two decades of experience in garage door service, we can help you make the right choice and will be there for you every step of the way - from purchase to garage door installation. Plus, we offer free estimates! So do not wait and give us a call today.