Whether you want to give your house a fresh new look or just have a beautiful garage matching your brand new house, choosing the perfect residential garage door can be sometimes be as hard as choosing a a car with all the options available nowdays!To give you an idea, here are the most commun questions/answers you should keep in mind:
Q: How do I know the dimensions of my garage door? A: Exact dimensions must be done by an estimator but most commun dimensions are 8″or 9″ in width (“one car garage”), 12″ or 14″ in width (“one car and half garage”), 16″ in width (“double car garage”). To give you an idea, just see how many cars can fit in your garage. If it is one, it is considered as a single car garage, if it is two, so it is considered as a double car garage. If you can fit one car and half, so it is considered as a one car and half garage.
Q:What is the difference between insulated and non insulated garage door? A: Insulated garage doors are recommended if your garage is heated and/or attached to the house, or if you have a bedroom above the garage, or even if you have kids playing hockey.They are more resistant and have a better warranty. Non insulated garage doors are mostly for detached garage doors or if you are looking for a nice door at a low price but still with a good quality.
Q: What is the R-Value? The R-Value is a measure determining the insulation rate of your garage door. It exists several R-Values depending on the type of insulation. Mostly they range between 5 (polystyrene insulation) and 18 (polyurethane insulation), the higher the R-Value, the better is the insulation.