While you’re focused on the interior, let us help you meet the requirements you need. As the New Braunfels experts in overhead door options, we are committed to helping you choose the best kind for your home. Previously, we talked about the different materials and customization options that are offered to enhance the exterior of your home.
Here, we share the key features of an overhead entry that focuses on function, performance and safety.
Not all doors are created equal. When it comes to insulating your space, you may have already covered the floors, ceiling and walls but have you considered your garage door? Buying an already insulated door, can help to regulate temperature – whether helping it stay cooler in the heat, or warmer in the cold – and in some cases, save on energy costs. Insulation can also ensure outside road noises and distractions are less prominent, so you can work all day without the hustle-and-bustle of cars and kids going by.
Two words – smart house. More and more, our electronic devices are becoming a critical piece to maintaining the safety and security of our homes. It allows us to regulate the thermostat, turn on lights and capture security footage with the click of a button. As garages are often the main entry and exit point for families, it’s a no-brainer that this cutting-edge technology is being applied here as well. From basic opening and closing, to monitoring package drop-offs, and providing temporary access to plant waterers and dog walkers when you’re not at home.
Another great feature that can be found on some opening units is a backup battery system that allows your garage doors to work even when power is temporarily out.
The typical garage door can be anywhere between eight and 16 feet-wide for single- and double-car options, respectively. Depending on the material, the weight of that door can be quite heavy, and if any issue arises, it could also be dangerous. That’s why in 1993, a federal law was made declaring that every door must have an automatic reversing feature to prevent damage, injury and even death. Nowadays, most doors come with the photo-eye or sensor that interrupts the closing of doors when obstacles, items or people cross the path – but it’s best to double-check.
Another way to keep yourself and family safe, is to make sure you are considering a security light as part of your main unit. Not only does this ensure that you can easily and safely walk around your car in the dark, but it also helps to deter unwanted pests and potential intruders.
So just remember, when it comes to buying the best kind of door, you should look beyond just the appearance of it. Finding a beautiful entrance that is also safe, reliable and functional is key to transforming your 21st century space into your private oasis. If you live in the San Marcos, Kyle, Buda and New Braunfels areas contact us today to begin the conversation.