A garage door is truly a thing of beauty. It effectively secures the items inside a garage. When the motor drive, the hinges, the track, and the lock all work in sync, just as the performers in an orchestra, it illustrates the seriousness of its purpose – keeping things safe and secure.
Make your investment worth by always purchasing durable, long lasting garage doors Roswell GA. A good garage door should be strong, durable, and quiet in its use (in a way, it’s sort of like picking a significant other). This is because functionality is at the core of every good door.
One Panel Doors
Garage doors in older homes tend to be a one panel door. This type is one piece that tilts back and slides towards the ceiling. If they’re made of metal they can be quite durable. Newer homes have many panels which are connected together and roll upward on a track. These are more practical and durable as they’re made of strong polymers that withstand the elements. Furthermore they slide out of the way better than one panel doors.
Sectional Garage Doors
The sectional garage door is quickly becoming a popular choice, especially in expensive homes. They’re similar to French doors in that they open in a sideways motion as opposed to an upward motion. In addition they’re made of pre-tensioned steel, finished with either polyester paint or faux wood inserts. These are functional and stylish at the same time. They can be a little more expensive than the aforementioned two doors, but it’s a worth investment as it will add to the aesthetic beauty of any home. Adding curb appeal to your home increases its value well beyond the initial investment.
Types of Garage Door Openers
Having the right garage door opener goes a long way towards ensuring the durability of any garage door. Both are married together maximizing performance and longevity. For instance, the screw drive type uses a drive screw that is connected to the motor; this ensures the fastest speed. It’s the most expensive but requires very little maintenance.
Then there’s the belt drive opener where a belt is connected to the motor and moves along the track. This one isn’t as expensive as the screw type and is quite brisk in its movement as well.
The chain drive system is the least expensive; it’s a chain that moves along the track and works in conjunction with the motor, if available. Older homes use this type of opener; most of the time it doesn’t have a motor, meaning it’s opened manually. It requires frequent upkeep and maintenance.
For durability and safety purposes, modern garage doors have safeguards that prevent accidents. Torsion springs allow the door to be opened or closed only when there are no obstacles. If a child on a bike were to enter through an about to close door, the springs would activate a mechanism enabling the door to automatically stop; saving a life in the process. The really modern doors have sensors that detect an obstacle and act accordingly, similar to anti-lock brakes in a vehicle.
Therefore durability is all about having the right garage door and opener for purposes of convenience and reliability.
Wait, so which garage doors are THE MOST durable?
Well, we tested it. We decided to drive over some samples and see what happens. Check it out in this video! It’s almost like we’re the Myth Busters!
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