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How to Select the Perfect Garage Door

10th June, 2020

​If you’re thinking about getting a new roller garage doors or electric garage doors, there’s a lot to consider. Since your garage doors are usually at the front of your home and directly in street view, they can add or detract value from your home, increasing or decreasing curb appeal. Your garage door choice should complement your home’s exterior, while reflecting the lifestyle and personality of your home and family.

Whether you’re replacing an old garage door or are in the process of building a new home, you’ll need to consider factors such as size, climate, insulation properties and door material, to help determine which option is best for you. You want something that suits your budget, is durable, secure, provides convenience and blends into the design of your home.

Materials

​Garage doors can be made of aluminium, steel, fibreglass or wood. Each have their pros and cons. Wood, for example, is beautiful but are prone to damage and require painting and staining every year. When comes to durability, nothing beats steel. However, your steel garage door may require more insulation.

Choosing a Style

​Whether you’re looking for something with natural beauty or a more practical and contemporary design, you can choose from a wide range of styles from high end custom designs to traditional options. At Dominator Christchurch, our wide range of steel sectional doors include minimalist options with classic ribbed profiles in a range of varieties, as well as doors suited to traditional, colonial era homes. You can also choose to add windows.

Colours and Textures

​Design your garage door so that it perfectly suits the architecture of your home by choosing the right style of texture and colour. Dominator garage doors can come in up to 18 different colour styles ranging from creams to blues, greens and dark grey. As pre-painted steel, you can be certain they’ll look great for years to come. You can also choose from a smooth finish or a wood grain texture depending on what works best with your home.

Insulation

Insulation comes as an optional extra for all our electric garage doors at Dominator Christchurch. If your garage is connected to your home, garage door insulation is just as valuable as anywhere else in your home. The thermal properties of insulation are expressed as an R-value, with a higher R-value being better at reducing noise and regulating temperature.

There are two types of insulation for garage doors – polystyrene and foamed-in-place polyurethane. Polystyrene comes in sheets that fit between the front and back panels of the door. Garage doors with polystyrene insulation can be thicker, but tend to have a lower R-value than polyurethane-insulated doors.

Quality Electric Garage Doors in Christchurch

​From roller garage doors to electric garage doors, we at Dominator Christchurch have the finest quality garage doors for your home. Our team can advise you on our range of secure, stylish and durable garage doors to help you find the perfect solution for your home. Get in touch with our team today by calling 03 669 4256 or contact us online to organise a free measure and quote.

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