The garage door is an important part of the curb appeal of your house. It can be the difference for the whole look of the home. If your garage door is damaged, visibly scratched, or otherwise not up to standards, it can diminish the value of your home. Depending on how long you’ve been a homeowner, you may have never had to look into replacing a garage door. If you’re currently searching for a new garage door, you likely are finding many more options on the market than you expected. While the options for garage doors used to be limited to wood and metal, today there are also vinyl garage doors that are beautiful, functional, and easy to maintain. Before you decide on a classic wood or metal garage door, consider the many benefits offered by vinyl doors.
How They Look
The biggest concern people have regarding switching to vinyl doors is that they don’t want them to look cheap, ugly, or plastic-like. Rest assured that vinyl garage doors are beautiful. From a distance, and even up close in many cases, most visitors would have trouble telling the difference between a vinyl door and the wood or steel styles that it is emulating. Vinyl can be molded to achieve a wood grain look so that your garage door will match the aesthetic of your home perfectly.
How They Hold Up
Vinyl garage doors perform as well as any other garage door, and in some ways even better. Since the color of the vinyl is imbedded in the material, any scratches are much less visible. On steel, any scratches are immediately visible, since the color is on the surface of the metal. Vinyl also will not rust like metal will and will not dent easily. Vinyl doors are filled with insulation that can help regulate the temperature inside the garage and limit the sound that bleeds through. Vinyl doors are also much lighter than wooden and metal ones, making them easier to install and service.
The Cons Of Vinyl
The biggest drawback of vinyl for most people is that it is a larger up-front purchase to buy a vinyl garage door. But that cost comes with less maintenance over the years, and is usually accompanied by a better warranty. And since the doors hold up as well or better, it truly is an investment in quality that will pay for itself as time goes on.
Let First Choice Garage Doors Find The Right Door For You
Since 2004, First Choice Garage Doors has been providing quality service in Maryland, Delaware, Northern Virginia, and Pennsylvania. We offer services like garage door installation and replacement, as well as maintenance and repair. We specialize in the repair and maintenance of garage doors and their accessories. Here at First Choice Garage Doors, we work with top manufacturers in the industry, including Amar Entrematic, Clopay, Wayne Dalton, and Artisan.