Can the largest moving object in my house be dangerous? Make sure it isn't.
Safety is a concern with any product, and garage doors are no different. Since it is a large moving object that many family members interact with, it should have as many safety features as possible.
Pinch-resistant garage doors feature a design that pushes fingers out of harm's way should they accidentally be placed too close to a closing door.
Tamper resistant bottom brackets reduce the risk of injury from garage door components under tension. The polyurethane insulation even provides better fire safety in that this type of insulation reduces the amount of smoke and flames in the event of a fire.
How long your door will last, what kind of punishment it can take, or even how much annual maintenance it will require is strongly determined by the material used to make the door.
Our Classic Steel garage doors and Carriage House Steel garage doors are durable with only occasional need for cleaning or touch-up. Vinyl garage doors can last even longer, especially in environments with harsh weather conditions, and are more resistant to dents, are rust-free and never need to be painted.
If you love the beauty of a wood garage door without the maintenance, our Designer Fiberglass garage door Model 9800 can’t be beat. Our Model 9800 uses the Accugrain™ technology of Therma-Tru™ to create a natural-looking wood-grain fiberglass surface that is combined with durable steel construction.
The beauty and craftsmanship of our real wood garage doors is hard to resist. Although wood garage doors require painting or staining every few years, the effort is worth it when you see how it adds curb appeal to your home and makes your home the envy of the neighborhood.
Garage doors made from aluminum and glass offer a modern, sophisticated look. The aluminum frames are offered in many colors and finishes and you can choose from a wide selection of glass options including clear, obscure, and tinted. Aluminum garage doors are relatively maintenance-free, however they may not have as much insulation as other doors, so they may not be ideal for areas with extreme temperatures.