Wood Garage Doors
Garage doors have come along way in the last 25 years. Wood garage doors came in three different styles which are ruff sawn, flush, and raised panel. After you choose your style the next step was to choose uninsulated or insulated. The uninsulated garage door sections come honey combed on the inside while insulated garage door sections have a polystyrene insulation on the inside. The last step was to choose primed or not primed. The wood door manufacture either shipped the sections not primed which was standard and for a little bit more money you can order primed. Primed wood sections helped prevent damage from the weather but it’s up to the homeowner to seal the wood door or paint it.
As wood garage doors became more popular allot of door companies like Doortec started adding designs to the doors. These designs started giving plain wood garage doors more character and variety. This was the beginning of what we now call carriage doors. This went on for quite a few years until steel garage doors came along.
Steel Garage Doors
Steel garage doors hit the door industry with a bang. They were new, they were fresh, and they did not rot or warp like wood garage doors so almost every homeowner wanted one. The first design was similar to the wood door which was a raised panel design with a wood grain texture. That design went on for years then manufactures came out with a couple new designs. The designs consisted of raised panel, ranch, sonoma (v-groove) and flush with a wood grain texture.
Steel garage doors can be non-insulated or insulated similar to wood garage doors. The non-insulated garage doors are hollow and do not have allot of strength unless you add a strut to every section. When you choose an insulated steel door you will get a polystyrene insulation that should fill the complete cavity of the steel garage door. This type of insulation usually gives the garage door an R-Value 5.5. Then in order to get an higher R-Value Wayne Dalton started injecting there steel doors with polyurethane insulation. Wayne Dalton most common insulated door the 9100 series has polyurethane insulation with an R-Value of 9.
Steel garage doors give the homeowner a large variety of designs because you can choose a standard raised panel door all the way to a high end carriage door. Garage doors add huge amounts of curb appeal to your home so choose the garage door that best fits your homes style and needs.