At Fenner Garage Door, we only use top quality products, to ensure you are satisfied with your purchase. For that reason, our manufacturers of choice are Wayne Dalton and CHI ovehead doors.
In order to make your decision on which garage door to choose, we have supplied some information below and some design links at the bottom of the page.
When purchasing a new residential garage door, what often comes to mind are style and color, but there are actually 4 main factors to consider. Budget, style, insulation and maintenance.
Budget is pretty self-explanatory. However, it is best to have a price range that you are willing to spend (from low to high) so you don’t leave out any important factors when making you decision.
Let’s face it, your new garage door is designed to last for years and will enhance the look and feel of your home.
The first step will be to set your budget, which will help to narrow down the options and make it easier to choose the style and materials that will suit your needs as well as enhance the appearance of your home.
Once you have set a budget, it’s time to pick the type of material it is made from and your choice of style.
When choosing the materials your garage door will be made from, you should consider, strength, durability, thermal factor and maintenance.
Thermal factor is basically the insulation characteristics of your door. Do you live in an area of extreme temperatures, and if so, how often are you in the garage? If you do not live in extreme temperatures, you may be fine with a non-insulated door.
The most common materials that residential garage doors are made from are: wood, aluminum, fiberglass and steel but this will vary some by style.
Some common style choices with residential garage doors are as follows:
The raised panels have a recessed edge, but the interior surface of each panel is brought slightly forward, adding just a hint of definition to a classic garage door design. They are available in both fiberglass and steel.
The recessed panels bring a classic look from the past, which gives the appearance of traditional wood frame and panel construction, shaped from steel and embossed with a natural wood grain finish. They are available in both aluminum and steel.
For those who prefer a contemporary look, flush panels provide clean lines for understated elegance, plain and simple. They are available in steel.
Carriage House Overlay
For those who prefer a more traditional look, the carriage house overlay allows for traditional styling of a wood grain finish to be formed from fiberglass, steel or wood.
Carriage House Stamped
For those who prefer a more traditional look with added strength, the carriage house stamped allows for traditional styling of a wood grain finish forged in steel.
For those who want to stand out from the crowd with accented woodtones in a micro-grooved door made of steel. This contemporary style adds beauty to durability.