If you are going to invest in new garage doors for your custom home, you have a lot of fun, stylish, and innovative options to choose from. Many homeowners are amazed that garage panels have such a big impact on the way that the front of the home looks. If you choose the right product, it can make your actual garage space more livable and comfortable. Here are a three things you should consider when you are shopping for a new garage door.
How Much Insulation Do You Need?
When it comes to insulation, more isn't always better, but it usually is. Luckily, modern garage panels have better insulation, yet they weigh less. In the past, if you wanted a thicker product with better insulation, you had to pair it with a larger, louder, and more powerful openers and springer. While you might still need a slightly bigger motor, modern panels that are properly insulated for pretty much any climate, don't weigh too much. This is due to the fact that they utilize modern, the efficient materials like vinyl in fiberglass. They also have more effective weatherstripping.
Do Your Need Smart Controls?
You also need to think about the actual controls of your garage. Many modern garages have smart technologies that can be paired with a phone or tablet. This means you can open and close your garage, even if you don't have your clicker on you. Many people prefer this rather than having a keypad mounted next to their garage. It is a great safety measure that not only enables owners to open and close their garage, but they can also use the apps to check the status. So, if you left your house and maybe forgot to close the garage, you can double check your app.
Are Windowed Panels Worth It?
One question you need to ask yourself is whether you want windows or not. Many people think that they want windows to add style and class to their doors, but they end up regretting it. When you have windows in your garage, you don't have much privacy in it. This can be annoying if you spend a lot of time in your garage, or if you store a lot of things in your garage. That is, you might not want your neighbors or possible thieves being able to see what you have in your garage at all times.
Speak to local custom home builders for more information.