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Garage Doors

Dover Garage Doors

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!

Residential Garage Doors

Sectional Garage Doors

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.

How to Pick the right door for you

Style:

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.

Non-Insulated Vs. Insulated:

When selecting a door besides the style your going for an even more important option to decide in the selection of a door is if you want an non-insulated or insulated garage door. One of the first factors to if you want to get non-insulated or insulated garage door is if the garage door is currently attached to the a home. If you garage is attached to a home then your going to want to purchase a insulated door because the amount of heat you will lose through a non-insulated door will cause heat loss to not just your garage but your home. If the building is not attached you then have to focus on the amount you will be using the building and if your planning to heat the building. If your going to be spending minimum amount of time in the building then you can get away with non-insulated but if you plan to use the building a lot or plan to heat it then your best choice is to go with an insulated garage door.

One of the factors as well in selecting an insulated door is to focus on the R-Value of the door your selecting. The higher R-Value represents the lower loss of heat and decrease in energy bills.

The R-value is a measure of how well a two-dimensional barrier, such as a layer of insulation, a window or a complete wall or ceiling, resists the conductive[5] flow of heat.

Color:

Beyond selecting the style of your garage door and if you want it insulated or not another big option you have to pick from is the color. When selecting the color you can look at a few different ideas in if you want the color to stand out or if your looking to blend the color into the color of your house. Below is a selection of the most common colors we have to pick from for our non-insulated and insulated doors.

Windows:

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.

Design A Garage Door

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.