When you’re looking to enhance your home’s curb appeal, add resale value, or improve garage door safety and security, Dover Doors and Windows has you covered. Since 1936 Dover Doors and Windows has been your source for Garage Doors.
The Invention of the Garage Door
The garage door as we know and love it, was co-invented by C.G. Johnson in 1921 and he demonstrated it at the 1923 New York Automobile Show. Interestingly enough, Johnson is also credited with developing the first garage door opener, which he did after becoming frustrated by having to open the door manually every time he came home. Who can blame him? Garage door openers are life savers!
Sectional doors are usually constructed of three to eight panels and
slide up and overhead. Some advantages of sectional doors include Sectional doors do not require any space outside the garage to
open. and each panel of a sectional door has its own connection to the door track.
Garage doors can be made out of many materials, but steel, aluminum, wood, copper, glass, and vinyl are the most popular materials. Some manufacturers incorporate foamed-in-place polyurethane insulation within the sectional garage doors.
When selecting a door one of the first things that comes to mind is the style of the garage door. Below are a selection of photos ranging from a classic garage door to a country style and a more modern look.
Finding the perfect garage door for your home and lifestyle does not have to be time-consuming. Understanding R- Value is an important part of making your decision.
R value measures the thermal efficacy of your garage door, representing the ability to block cold or hot air from entering your home. The higher the R- value the greater the insulating power.
In general, an insulated garage door is the best long-term investment. Though insulated garage doors are more expensive than non-insulated, the energy savings and year-round usability of the garage allow the insulated door to pay for itself. Insulated garage doors are stable all year round and are more durable and have a sturdier appearance.
DO YOU NEED AN INSULATED GARAGE DOOR? ANSWER THESE 5 QUESTIONS:
1.Do you have an attached garage?
2.Do you live in an area where temperatures either a) vary drastically throughout the year, or b) are extremely hot or cold year-round?
3.Do you use your garage as a workspace for hobbies?
4.Do you keep any animals or pets in your garage?
If you answered NO to three or more of the above questions, you may not need to spend the extra money on an insulated garage door.
If you have a detached garage, you are probably not too concerned about the temperature inside your garage. Likewise, outside temperatures and noise will not be able to creep into your home from your garage.
You could also bypass the expense of an insulated garage door if you live in an area with a mild year-round climate, as outside elements will not have a significant impact on temperatures indoor.
Another factor to consider is how often you operate your garage door throughout the day, and if you tend to leave it open for extended periods of time. Each time the garage door opens, your home’s thermal envelope is broken – insulation will not serve much value to you if your garage door is constantly being operated or is kept open for long time spans.
Regardless of your decision, Dover will be sure to find you that perfect door at the perfect price.
Your homes overall appearance can help you pick out a garage door color. A bold, unusual hue is a nod to modern exterior. But don’t be afraid to break the rules -Using an unexpected color can add personality and liven up a traditional facade. Use a neutral hue such as brown, black, or gray for a look that will withstand the test of time. If your style changes or you alter your home’s exterior later, neutral hues will adapt with you. Whether you want to stand our or blend in we can help you make the right decision., Still unsure? Try using our visualizer where you can build the door of your dreams right on your home! We offer 8 solid color options, 3 woodgrains, as well as the Sherwin Williams color wave option – we can match any SW paint sample, bringing your vision to life!
Now that you have your style, insulation and color your asking yourself what is next when it come to designing my idea door, well the final option to pick is if you want windows. The selection of windows comes to the idea on both the level of privacy you want in your garage and the desire to have natural life. If you make the decision to include windows in your garage door then you have a wide variety of styles for windows along with a few options for different types of glass. Listed below are some of the most common options for the style of windows along with the different options of glass types.
Another option in this process is to design a garage door from start to finish. Using the visualizer we have right on our website you can create the garage door of your dreams while being able to see it change as you select the style, color and windows. Click the link below to get started and see all of the exciting options to design your next garage door.
When it comes to installing a garage door you might think that if I install the door on my own I can save some money but when ordering a new door with Dover Doors and Windows your purchase price includes installation. Since your installation is included then you don’t need to worry about this process of doing the work yourself. Dover Doors and Windows has been a family-owned business for over 80 years of experience. When you choose our qualified and professional team then your getting factory train technicians and with your job in our hands you can rest easy with our next level service.
We will also install doors that you have purchased from other businesses so if you would like more information on getting a garage door install then call Dover Doors and Windows at 810-235-2573 to discuss our cost.