The sectional doors are the new tendency for the single family homes. Sectional doors accomplish various functions all of them very important and below you can find the principal characteristic and details you must know if you’re thinking about getting sectional garage doors for your single family home or a community garage.
Sectional homes not only provide security for your home but they also provide thermal isolation, additionally they offer sound isolation and aesthetic value thanks to their modern and actual looks. All of these advantages come at a really affordable price, making them one of the most interesting choices when it comes to modernize your home.
Taking into account that most of the garage doors are between 6 or 7 square meters and its thermal isolation is between 1,8W/m2 and 1,3W/m, this represents an energy saving in relation to conventional doors in which the U valor can be of 10W/m2 or higher if it has spaces where the air can flow.
Better insulation represents notable savings in the electricity or heating bills. Also we have a significative advantage with the stored vehicles in the garage, being stored in the cold temperatures during winter, which makes the heating process quicker and allows you to save good amounts of electricity.
You can substantially save energy with properly insulated sectional garage doors. These doors can down their performance and enter a standby mode which can represent an additional saving of around 20 dollars per year. If you take into account that its lifespan is between 12 to 15 years, this represents around 280 euros in savings, compared to other doors.
However, there are a few things you must keep in mind before buying a garage door:
The doors original certificate and warranty.
This might not seem like a huge thing but it’s the only way to ensure the door actually complies to the quality standards of the brand and that any damages the door may sustain that were not caused by misuse will be repaired.
This is also more important that what it seems. The aesthetic value of your garage door will have direct impact on your curb appeal and it can make a huge difference in your property’s market value and how easy or difficult it would be to sell it. Not to mention, that better your door looks and the more it matches the rest of your home the better your property will look as a whole.
It is important to make sure that your door can be easily inspected, maintained and repaired by a local expert. If the door is from a rare model or if the replacement pieces are hard to come by, things might end up not being very convenient for you and your budget.
High quality components.
Aiming for high quality motors and doors is the key. Nevertheless, the other components should also be of good quality or at least easily replaceable to avoid major complications.
Cost vs Value.
Keep in mind that expensive is not always better. A door can be very expensive and still poor quality. Further, a door could be very expensive, fairly good in quality but rare, which will make it very hard and even more expensive to repair if it ever sustains damage.
Although new sectional doors provide great benefits, compared to the classic garage doors it is always recommended to consult with a reliable garage doors expert from your area to ensure that you’ll spend your money wisely on a door the properly suits your needs.