Converting Garages to Living and Working Spaces: Garage Door Blog

Converting Garages to Living and Working Spaces: Garage Door Blog

Top Things To Consider When Selecting Your Garage Doors

by Landon Little

Great garage doors should be both functional and attractive. Depending on how large a house is the garage doors will likely take up a significant portion of the front or side of the structure. They are one of the first things that people will see when they approach your property, so you need them to add to your curb appeal as well. When you're picking out your garage doors, use the following information as a helpful guide that can assist you in making the best choice.

R-Values Are Very Important

When you walk into many garages, you probably notice that the temperature changes drastically the moment you cross the threshold from the inside of the house to the garage. This happens because garages are typically not a climate-controlled space. If it's cold outside, it's usually going to be just as cold in the garage. Conversely, when the weather turns hot, you can count on the garage holding blazing hot temperatures as well.

The problem with this setup is that your garage is attached to your home. This means that the air in the garage can so easily seep into the house and mix with the tempered air which is there. When this happens, it creates a situation where your heating and cooling system has to work that much harder to keep your indoor temperature steady. As you can probably imagine, this won't bode well for your energy bills.

Your garage door can be a strong barrier that helps to keep more outdoor air where it belongs:  Outside. Try to get a door with the highest R-value that you can afford. Garage doors with a high R-value have more insulation inside of them, and this prevents that seepage which can be so costly.

Doors That Open Sideways Might Be More Practical

You should also consider whether you want your garage doors to lift and lower or if you would prefer doors that open and close from the side. Doors that lift and lower might wear out quicker because they are fighting the forces of gravity. Doors that open out from the side work with the flow of gravity so that they could be the better pick.

If you choose well you can count on your garage door being with you for a long time. Let these tips and your own experiences guide you into choosing the perfect doors for your next home. For more information, you can learn more here!


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Converting Garages to Living and Working Spaces: Garage Door Blog

Welcome to my corner of the internet. My name is Gina, and I have always loved making the most of spaces. In this blog, I am going to give you the tips and tricks you need to turn your garage into a living space. Here, I plan to cover everything from insulating the garage to installing new garage doors. If you need to add anything from a music studio to a kids' play room in your garage, you have come to the right place. I have been converting garages both professionally and personally for years. Please explore, and I hope you like these posts!