Garage doors are a big part of your home that is used daily to gain access to your home. They can be made of many different types of materials and customized to meet your needs. Our team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair is here to teach you about how garage doors are made.
Garage Door Panels
Most residential garage doors are made up of 4 panels. If made from steel or vinyl the panels are stamped and molded for the appropriate style. Once the panels are assembled they are injected with polyurethane liquid that expands inside the panel to make a solid core inside the garage door.
Wood doors are more expensive but offer the most style flexibility. Wood can be customized to any style and painted or stained whatever color you want. Each panel is constructed with a wood frame and filled with a sheet of polystyrene insulation. Then sheets of exterior plywood are added to the outside part of the panel and the panels are cut to the correct lengths.
Hardware Holes and Customization
Once the base panels are built, a template is used to drill holes in the proper location. This is where the hinges and other hardware will be placed during the installation process. The weatherstripping will also be added to the bottom panel of the door to keep water from entering your garage.
If windows are ordered, a router will be used to cut a hole out in the appropriate spots and windows and the window trim will be added to the panel. If there are any decorative pieces, these will be added at this time as well.
The Installation Process
Once the manufacturer has built the pieces to your garage door it is time to be shipped to the dealer. After it is received you will get a call so that you can make an appointment for the installation. When the garage door technician arrives at your home, they will assemble the door and install it for you.
Garage doors have many pieces that work together so that it runs smoothly so it is best to have a professional do this step for you.
Styles To Choose From
When you are looking at purchasing a new garage door there are so many options to choose from. From the materials, they are made from, to the paint or stain color you are sure to get a door you love. Some of the styles you can choose from are:
- Traditional Raised-Panel
- Vertical Lift
There are also many features you can add. No matter what you are looking for we can have it custom ordered and made exactly the way you want.
We Know Garage Doors
Here at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair, we know garage doors and can answer any questions you may have. We have partnered with the top garage doors manufacturers in the industry so that we can provide our customers with quality products. Give our friendly and professional staff a call today and we will be glad to help you with your garage door.