Residential Garage Doors
Choosing your new garage door can be a very exciting process! Garage doors are widely customizable, so you have the freedom to be creative. While people tend to think of garage doors as mainly for storage space and security, they majorly factor into the style and overall exterior of the home. In fact, garage doors have the ability to completely alter the look of a home by adding character, style, and flair, which all greatly contribute to overall curb appeal.
Our team here at Ellis and Parrish Overhead Door are experts on garage door installation. We’ll help you every step of the way. We only work with the best manufacturers to produce high-quality garage doors that you can depend on. There are five main facets to choosing your garage door: style, material, colors, construction, and interior features. Start designing your garage door today with doorLink Garage Doors!
Choose Your Garage Door Style
Traditional Garage Doors
Traditional garage doors are the most popular choice for homeowners. They are classically simple and won’t ever go out of style. They are sectional doors, which means that they are made up of panels. They can be customized to include windows, designs, and any color you desire.
Carriage Garage Doors
Carriage garage doors have handles in the center, designed after old-fashioned carriage houses. Don’t let this fool you though; the handles are just for show! These garage doors function like any sectional garage door, giving you easy access to your home. Carriage garage doors are elegant and timeless.
Modern Garage Doors
Modern garage doors favor clean, geometric designs with bold colors. The garage door material is typically metal, glass, or a combination of both. Modern garage door designs are also on the rise with Farmhouse Modern, Contemporary, and Mid Century Modern becoming increasingly popular.
Choose Your Garage Door Materials
Glass: Glass garage doors are beautiful, full-view doors that allow natural light into your garage. They can be insulated and built with aluminum frames for premium durability. We offer options for full view glass doors with added features like frosted, tempered, or colored glass.
Steel: Steel garage doors offer a sleek look, while also being very durable. You can get them with polyurethane insulation, which will add temperature control and energy efficiency. Steel is an affordable option that requires little maintenance, which is why it’s a popular garage door material.
Wood: Wood garage doors are always a stunning addition to a home. They will certainly differentiate your home from others, which buyers love to see. However, they do require additional maintenance and refurbishment. Wood garage doors are also not cheap, but you may find that the investment is worth it.
Faux Wood: Faux wood garage doors give the same look as wood, without the expensive price tag. In reality, the garage door material is steel. Steel requires a lot less maintenance and can be painted to look just like wood. Wood look garage doors are becoming one of the most popular choices for homeowners looking to increase their curb appeal.
Aluminum: Aluminum is typically used with steel or glass. It’s a durable material that can resist dents and scratches. It is typically more expensive than steel but may be worth investing in depending on what features you’re looking for. We have options available for aluminum sectional doors and glass garage doors with aluminum frames.
Choose Your Garage Door Panels
Raised Panel Designs
Short Panel Raised
Raised Ranch Panel
Recessed Panel Designs
Short Recessed Panel
Long Recessed Panel
Carriage Panel Designs
Short Grooved Panel
Long Grooved Panel
Modern Panel Designs
Full View Panels
Choose Your Garage Door Color
Black: Black garage doors are on the rise in the garage door industry. They’re bold, elegant, and create a stunning focal point to increase your curb appeal. If you want a modern look, black garage doors are the way to go.
Sandstone: Choosing a classic neutral for your garage door color is always a great choice. It will cause your garage door to blend in with the exterior of your home. It’s simple, yet still elegant.
Gray: Another color gaining traction for garage doors is gray. This is not a traditional color for overhead doors, but when done right, can look gorgeous. If your home’s exterior colors revolve around gray, this may be a great option for you.
White: Using white for garage doors is another simple, classic option. Depending on your exterior colors, it can cause the garage door to pop or blend in.
Faux Wood: Completing your garage door with a faux wood finish will make it the incredible statement you’re looking for. DoorLink offers three wood look finishes including Driftwood, Walnut, and Oak to complement the design of any home.
Choose Your Garage Door Construction
Pan Garage Doors: Pan garage doors are usually the cheapest option on the market, but there’s a reason for this. They’re constructed with just a thin layer of steel, which makes them flimsy. They can only be installed on certain garage doors, as they cannot support very much weight. Over time, these doors can start to collapse in the middle and can wear out your garage door opener and other parts. So while you may think you’re getting a great deal, in reality, it will cost you more money in repairs.
Two-Layer Garage Doors: These doors are constructed better, while still being an affordable option. They have an outside steel layer with an inside layer of exposed polystyrene insulation.
Three-Layer Garage Doors: These garage doors, also called sandwich garage doors, have three layers: outside steel, middle polyurethane insulation, and inside steel. This is the best garage door in terms of durability. If you’re planning on staying in your home longer than five years, we always recommend getting this insulated garage door. They’re durable, polyurethane insulated, conserve energy and temperature, and also offer noise reduction.
Choose Your Garage Door Interior Features
Garage Door Tracks: Garage door tracks come in three different types: standard lift, vertical lift, and high lift. Typically, standard lifts are used for residential homes, while vertical lifts are needed for commercial doors. Vertical lift tracks don’t use a horizontal track, but a vertical one to move the door around the opener. High lift tracks are similar to standard tracks but are most often found in homes with tall ceilings. Our team can take a look at your garage and help you decide on the best option.
Standard Track Sizes: The standard horizontal track size has a 15-inch radius, which means that there needs to be 15 inches of headroom. You can find tracks with radius sizes of 20 and 32 inches, but these will require more headroom. For vertical tracks, the standard size goes from 6 feet 4 inches up to 14 feet and 4 inches. The widths come in 1, 2, and 3 inches. Thickness comes in: .055, .062, and .075 inches.
Low Headroom: This type of track requires less headroom space. It contains a second horizontal track that moves the top section of the door, while the lower track moves the lower sections. If you have a low or slanted roof, this may be a great option for you.
High Lift Tracks: These tracks are a combination of standard and vertical lift features. It comes with a vertical track, horizontal track, and high lift extension. The garage door sits higher and closer to the wall. Because of this, you’ll have more space in your garage.
Garage Door Openers: There are five standard types of garage door openers: chain drive, belt drive, screw drive, jackshaft, and direct drive. They all function differently, and as a result, have varying price tags. If you’re looking for a garage door with the quietest operation, you’ll want to look at direct drive and belt drive openers. They are among the more expensive openers but are worth the investment if you value quiet functionality.
Start Designing Your Garage Door Today!
Contact Ellis and Parrish Overhead Door today to begin constructing your new garage door with doorLink Garage Doors! Once you’ve made all the decisions on your garage door, we’ll handle the installation with accuracy and attention to detail. Give us a call today or make an appointment online. Look at our Gallery to get inspiration for your new garage doors!
Do you offer emergency garage door repair?
Yes! If your garage door stops working unexpectedly, give us a call! We are available 24/7 in emergency situations.
How can I tell if my garage door cables need to be replaced?
Garage door cables typically need to be replaced every 8-10 years. If you notice frayed, broken, or separated cables, or any rusting, it’s time for a replacement. Ellis & Parrish Overhead Doors can help you with all your garage door repair needs!
How long do garage doors last?
With proper installation and consistent maintenance, a new garage door should last 15-30 years.