Contemporary Garage Doors
Clean lines and functional details remain the key ingredients for a contemporary style garage door. Today Seattle homeowners have access to a wide variety of high-end collections. There are products that are made of rust proof aluminum with an 12 standard window option so that you can have control over the privacy and the light you are getting.
You can choose from several finish options and enjoy custom colors if you so choose. There are steel door designs that come with 3 construction options, wood grain textures if you prefer them, grooved standard colors that look similar to natural stucco texture, and options to integrate natural lighting and complementary architectural details through windows.
There are composite designs that have great insulation, clean horizontal lines, aluminum accents, and sleek windows. If you prefer wood construction there are plenty of contemporary styles made from the tree of your choice. When you’re investing in a contemporary style garage door, you can choose from many materials, from many brands.
Types of Contemporary Garage Door Styles
There are several types of doors and these obviously comprise the largest part of a garage door seeing as they are the door itself. Steel doors are great for homes that are located in Seattle because they are durable and able to stand up to extreme weather or stray basketballs without any damage. They are also low maintenance. You won’t have to paint them or stain them multiple times. Moisture won’t expand and warp the design. In the end, the steel garage door you choose can be insulated for optimum energy efficiency and quiet operations and it’ll look as great 20 years from now as it does the day you install it.
Wood garage doors are recognized for their elegance and their beauty. They are some of the most expensive options on the market and they are certainly some of the most beautiful. You will have to paint or stain them every few years of course, and if you live in an area with extreme weather problems, they might end up rotting or not working because of moisture.
Aluminum garage doors are still an option, but they will not hold in heat and they can become very hot when you touch them in the hotter summer months. Obviously if you have an air conditioning unit it will have to work twice as hard to compensate for the hot air through the aluminum garage door. If you live in an area with mild summers and tepid weather all year round, this probably isn’t an issue. But the doors do dent easily so if you have children be prepared for some dents and scratches.
Vinyl doors are a low maintenance and durable option and they will do well to keep outdoor temperatures from penetrating your house.
There are some terms you might need to know when you are measuring for your replacement door. The term single door means that only one car can pass through it. The term double door means that it is big enough for two cars. A double door is typically 16 feet wide while a single door is 8 ft wide. Another term you will hear is side room. The side room is the amount of space you have on both sides of the garage. The headroom is the amount of space you have on top. The path taken to open and close the garage door is referred to as the trajectory.
Calling on The Professionals
When you are ready to install a new contemporary style garage door, or you simply need to fix some of the components of your existing contemporary style garage door, give us a call. We can help you to review and identify what areas are causing problems to an existing door. We can diagnose situations where a replacement part is necessary versus when a replacement door is necessary. If you are looking for a replacement or a new door in Seattle, we can help you to look over the top brands that offer contemporary style options so that you can find one that offers the insulation, energy efficiency, aesthetic appeal, noise reduction, and natural lighting benefits that you prefer.