How to Select Garage Door Materials11/28/2014 Back To Blog
Some decisions are hard to make but we don't know that until the moment to put theory in action comes. The question is whether we know how to choose properly. The even more important question is whether we know how to think cleverly and take initiatives that will support our own interests. When it's time to choose new garage doors, people turn pale. Let's make things tougher for you now! Garage systems do not comprise solely of panels, and as you know they do have hundreds of components and the right choice of all of them will determine the lifespan, strength and resistance of the entire system.
Which materials are best for which doors?
Surely, there are many things to consider when you must replace the existing garage door or its parts. Though, choosing the right materials is always one of the first priorities. One thing is certain: all doors and parts must be strong even if you live in the nicest and sunniest place in the world. If you wouldn't need them for security reasons, you wouldn't buy them. So, consider your needs. Each location has different requirements. Glass doors look good but they're not appropriate for all residences. The same goes for aluminum doors!
An aluminum or glass garage door will be excellent for coastal areas where resilient materials are needed for long-lasting doors. So, it will depend on your priorities. If you mostly need an extremely strong door, you should stick with steel and in fact, low gauge steel. The same logic is applied to garage door parts as well. When you choose parts, think whether your environment is high-moisture. In this case, galvanized materials will last longer. They'll still need lubrication but with the right treatment, they won't rust.
Choose aluminum frames. Get zinc coated rollers and galvanized tracks. Though, if high moisture is not your prime concern, be sure to choose strong steel materials. Your decisions definitely depend on the requirements of the door, too. When the panel is very heavy and must be used for multiple cycles a day, investing in the strongest parts is wise. For instance, nylon rollers are excellent for quiet operation but they'll break easily if used for very heavy doors. Galvanized springs are fine but they'll need maintenance often and won't have the same strengths as oil tempered garage door springs. Always give priority to the stability and strength of the whole system.
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