Garage doors come in a variety of materials and styles, so that when the time comes to select a garage door, you can have your pick. Contemporary garage doors are known for their clean lines and minimalist style. They're unobtrusive, geometric, and understated.
If you're thinking about installing a new garage door and your home is built in a modern style, a contemporary door may be right for you. Here's what you need to know.
Contemporary garage doors tend to be innovative and subtle, often with few or no defining lines on the face of the door. Seams are often non-present, or if present they are difficult to see. The effect is that contemporary garage doors are a seamless, flat plane.
Contemporary garage doors are often made from aluminum. This material is preferred because it is lightweight and completely rust-resistant. Because the door is lightweight, this may extend the service life of the opener, which will not have to work as hard to do its job.
Sometimes, other materials are used. Homeowners with contemporary garage doors are often drawn to light-colored or dark-colored wood. This material looks great but requires more maintenance, so homeowners should be aware of the maintenance obligations before purchasing this type of door.
Windows are an important architectural element in garage doors. A row of windows provides visual interest while also allowing light into the garage. In contemporary garage doors, the row of windows may extend horizontally across the top of the door, or it may move in a vertical line down one side or the other.
In some cases, contemporary garage doors are covered in windows. Homeowners thinking about installing this type of garage door should pay close attention to the type of glass in the windows, as some types of glass will contribute to the warming of the garage's interior. Glass with window tinting or low-e coating will prevent this from happening.
Want a Contemporary Garage Door? Contact Your Garage Door Contractor
Are you trying to select a garage door that's right for your contemporary home? Work with your garage door contractor to review the various styles and materials available to you. Your garage door contractor should be able to show you pictures and samples that can help you make an attractive selection. Once you know which type of garage door is your preference, ask for a quote to get started on your garage door installation process.
For more information or to start your initial consultation, contact Overhead Door of Wilmington. We'll send a representative to your home to discuss your options and provide a quote.