4. Design options of the garage door
The selection of a garage door is also influenced by design options. Sectional and up-and-over garage doors can be adapted perfectly to the home. The door colour can suit the window frame colour, and the various surfaces and materials can have a decisive impact on the selection of the door. Wood, aluminium, and, above all else, stainless steel are the most common garage door materials. However, they must be protected against light, temperature, moisture, wind and adverse weather. With solid wood garage doors, a regular protective coating is applied; with metal doors, on the other hand, paint and a possible primer are applied. A harmonious styling is important to many homeowners. Therefore, special attention should be paid to the overall impression given by the up-and-over or sectional garage door to the area.
5. Wicket doors with multi-purpose garages make sense
If a garage is visited often, then a wicket door or a second access point into the garage is necessary. This means you can avoid the cumbersome opening and closing of the garage door. A wicket door not only saves time, it also saves energy: the body’s energy, if the garage door is opened and closed with muscle power, and electrical energy for garage doors with electric drive. A wicket or side door is ideal for sectional garage doors if you need regular access to the garage. Additionally, a long power outage does not pose a problem since you can get into the garage at any time through the wicket or side door in the garage door.