Garage door hardware made of different types of materials is available. The ones most commonly used are the wooden, steel and metal types. A small study of each type is one here which might help you make your decision on the right one for you.
Wooden doors have always retained their old world charm and are still preferred by a number of people. They can be built in any design to portray a look of charm and elegance and stained to the color of your choice. These can be accommodated to fit into limited budgets also. The major advantage of wooden doors is that, in case of wear and tear due to adverse weather conditions, they can be refinished to bring back the lost shine and look.
Two types of wooden doors can be chosen namely the solid variety or the ones constructed of individual layers which come with foam insulation, frame, sheeting and an attractive outer panel. The solid variety definitely outlasts the other but cost wise the layered type is cheaper. The insulation helps to keep out the cold too and they are easier and lighter to handle.
Some people opt for steel garage doors because of their long lasting nature. There is no fear of rust and most of them come with life time warranty. They are generally thicker and heavier and provide maximum protection to the interior of the garage.
Complex mechanization have given way to a new concept known as garage gate screens which allows an atmosphere of open air as well as keeps off unwanted insects and pests.
Besides doors, another part needing attention is the garage-door threshold. In case you find seepage namely water and debris beneath your garage gate, this is an indication to replacing your threshold which may be damaged or deteriorated from weather conditions as well as years of driving over. The same applies to garage door seals too which may become brittle or distorted in time and may need replacement.
Additional hardware needed for your garage doors would include rollers, galvanized hinges, spring cables, lock packages, bearing less rollers etc.