The garage door is a convenient and durable way to add storage space. Leno Martin first created the single panel overhead style in 1936. Still, the popularity of this type has waned since another design became popular: the side-swinging carriage doors that were awkward for those larger than average height or weight.
The multiple panel garage door has come a long way and is now the most popular residential home style. It was only in recent years that it became more commonplace, but today there are no other options for homeowners who want to make their driveways look just as nice!
You may not know it, but your garage door is an important part of the curb appeal for your home. The last thing you want to do is leave a bad impression on potential buyers by showing up with a tired old single panel garage door when they come over! If this sounds like something that might be happening in your own neighborhood, then take my advice and replace those doors before anything else starts looking shabby too. I’ve got some great reasons why upgrading now will pay off big time later.
1. Safer Lift Design
Have you seen those garage doors that are counter-weighted, meaning they open and close by themselves? They're pretty awesome. But did you know it's not just a gimmick to impress your neighbors! Counterweights actually make the door safer--no more slamming or accidental accidents from faulty springs! You might be thinking, "I'll never need this," but if I were in charge of any construction site, I would insist my staff have these installed on all their buildings right away.
Spring safety is always at the forefront of garage door design. With new and innovative features like lift cables, wrap-around torsion springs, safety brackets, and more, you can feel reassured that your family is safe in their own home.
2. Additional Material Options
One-piece wooden doors are popular. They can be made of different types of wood, but cedar and redwood are the most common. These doors need less maintenance than steel because termites cannot get in them like they would through paint on metal.
Sectional panel garage doors are made of different materials. You can choose from steel and aluminum, or wood panels. You can also get ones that imitate the look and feel of natural lumber.
Carriage-style doors are easy to make with a grid-style, multi-panel garage door. With an overhead lift for one-piece doors that goes up and down when you want them to, this two-part system will remind you of the olden days.
3. Easy To Replace
At first, it may seem cheaper to replace the panel with a single garage door. But if your car slams into that panel and leaves dents or scratches, then you'll need to swap out every other piece of metal too – which can be expensive as each one is usually customized for its location on the frame. Or better yet: take care not hit anything!
A sectional door may be a better choice for someone like you prone to parking accidents in their garage. Rather than replacing the entire door after an accident, one or more panels can be replaced instead!
4. Small Operating Space
The one-piece garage door has always been a great option for people with limited room in their homes. The only downside is that the large shape of it makes operating the door take up more space than you may have to offer, which can be an issue if there's not enough parking or storage around your house and especially on those days when things are tight! So what do you need? A two-door opener system like our 2x6 Door System from Matthews Garage Doors because now all manufacturers make doors big enough to open both ways, so they're easier to use even if yours doesn't come assembled as such.
For a more space-conscious area, the paneled garage door is perfect. It not only allows you to enjoy some extra room in your driveway and on your street but also provides an opportunity for easy access when parking long vehicles like trucks or vans!
Do you know those old, ugly garage doors? It’s time to trade them in for a new one that will make your home look modern. Call Matthews Garage Doors today and ask about their multiple paneled selections!