Metal garage doors: upgrade your home
Metal garage doors are typically available as aluminum or steel. Both materials can be painted in a variety of colors, but they differ in price, insulation capability, finishes and other features. Aluminum doors offer a sleek, modern design for residences and often cost less than steel. Steel models may have traditional spring or roll-up designs, and wood-grain laminate finishes can mimic the look of expensive hardwood, while varying levels of insulation capabilities are designed to meet your heating or cooling needs.
Top brands to look for include Clopay, Overhead Doors, Amarr and Raynor. Installation can be challenging, and in the case of high-tension springs, there are even safety concerns. Prices run from the low $200s to thousands of dollars, depending on the material and finishes that you choose. Upgrading your garage door could have a positive effect on not only your energy bills but also the value of your home.