Automatic garages use an electrical motor to open and close the door. Because garage doors are so heavy, this motors connects to a cable and pulley system and a large torsion spring to convert the fast motor rotation into a slow and smooth pulling action.
Some different types of garage doors for the home include short and long raised-panel doors, flush panel doors, garage doors with grooved panels and carriage house styles. Additional garage door types include aluminum and glass styles, insulated doors and full glass doo...
Garage doors typically range from 9 feet to 20 feet wide and 7 feet to 8 feet tall. Popular widths for one-car garage doors are 8 feet, 9 feet or 10 feet, while those for two-car garage doors are 12 feet, 14 feet or 16 feet.
Most garage doors are 8 feet by 7 feet or 9 feet by 7 feet. The size of the doors is dependent on the home and what will be stored in the garage.
In the United States, the standard width of interior doors is 34 inches, while the standard width of most exterior doors is 36 inches, according to the Chicago Tribune. These figures do not include jambs, trim or molding.
The price of a used garage door depends on its condition and its material, but some can cost nearly the same amount as new doors, especially wood doors. Buyers can often find good deals on doors made from aluminum or that are no longer in style.
The best material for a garage door depends on the type of door, the location of the garage and the budget. Doors made of aluminium and steel provide good durability and a wide range of design options.