If you want to change the look of your home, the garage door may be something that you want to add an attractive look to. There are many materials to choose from, but few look as good as a wooden door with trim and accents. Wood doors can be faux (imitation) designs made of metal, or they can be real wooden doors in several different styles. Here are some of the choices you may want to consider to add a new wood garage door to your home:
1. Using Modern Materials With A Faux Wood Finish
A faux finish is an imitation of other materials, which is often used to describe garage doors with wood details. These doors can be made out of metal, vinyl and synthetic materials. The finish on the exterior can be a painted finish, real wood or other materials that resemble wood. You can even give your door a DIY faux finish by using wood to change the exterior of your door and make it look like a wooden door.
2. Real Wood For Folding Garage Doors With Conventional Openers
Another option that you may want to consider is a folding garage door, which can be made out of real wood. These can be more conventional doors, or they can be a tri-folding door for solid hardwood materials. If you have a lighter door installed with a conventional design, conventional openers can be used. The heavier doors like hardwood will need to have heavier hardware and special openers to handle the extra weight of these materials.
3. Sliding Barn-Style Garage Doors With An Optional Gate Opener System
There are also options for sliding barn-style doors. The sliding doors will need to have enough wall space to be able to open them freely. With a barn-style door, you can also have an opener installed, which will need to be a gate opener. If you do not want or need an opener, you may also want to consider a swinging garage door, which can be good single garages or if you use your garage for something other than parking cars, such as a shop or storage space.
These are some of the options you may want to consider to add a wooden garage door to your home. If you are ready to give your garage an elegant wood finish, contact a garage door contractor (such as one from Shank Door) and talk with them about some of these wood door options.