The contemporary home is an expression of all we’ve learned about strength and beauty and how structures interact with and impact the environment. Every component of the contemporary home needs to be informed by this awareness and none perhaps more so than the garage door. Today’s beautiful, energy efficient aluminum garage doors save you money and allow your home to live in greater harmony with its surroundings.
Aluminum Garage Doors Show The Way Forward
Today’s aluminum garage door displays a range of aesthetic profiles from soft, satin finishes that perfectly complement contemporary building materials to faux wood textures for a more traditional look to the warmth and openness of aluminum-frame doors with tinted glass panels. They epitomize:
- Lightweight Construction – Old fashioned wood panel garage doors can weigh 400-500 pounds depending on the width of the door. An aluminum garage door by contrast weighs in at about half that much. This lightweight construction means the door is easier to install, easier on the motor and torsion spring and easier on your back if you need to open it manually.
- Environmental Awareness – The traditional wood panel garage door is a notorious heat sieve with few equals that drags down the temperature of the entire house. An aluminum garage door that’s fully insulated and professionally installed can reduce the amount of heat lost through the garage by more than 70% resulting in substantial savings on your energy bill.
- Aesthetic Versatility – Let’s not forget that aluminum garage doors do more than just save you money. They’re also available in a variety of colours and finishes that will complement and enhance the profile of any home. A variety of panel options allows you to add colour, texture and warmth while frame and panel widths can be varied to integrate with any design ethos.
- Durability – The lifecycle of wooden garage doors coincides with the life expectancy of the torsion spring. That equates to about 10,000 up/down cycles or about 10 years on average. However, because aluminum doors won’t rot like wood or corrode like steel doors this equation doesn’t apply. You’ll likely get 20-30 years or more out of your aluminum door.
Aluminum garage doors represent a significant advancement in garage door functionality and longevity and are the smart choice for discerning, environmentally conscious homeowners in Toronto and Richmond Hill. Call the pros as Smart Door today to find out more about how an aluminum garage doors can change your home for the better.