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Have you ever stopped to look at your garage doors? Although most people don't think twice about how they appear, the fact of the matter is that garage doors can take up quite a decent amount of outdoors space, making your home look terrible. I took a good, hard look at my garage doors a few weeks back, and then I started making some changes that helped them to look better alongside the rest of my home. Read this blog to understand how to use your garage doors to improve the outer appearance of your home. After all, every detail counts.




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Vinyl And Aluminum Garage Panels

by Sheila Berry

Do you have a garage that faces the curb? Is it the closest thing to the street? If so, the garage doors can be one of the most prevalent and visible design aspects on the exterior of your home. Even though there are a lot of other exterior remodels that are more popular than garage replacement (like windows, roof, and siding) it is hard to argue against the utility of garage door replacement. New garage doors can have a great impact on the functionality and comfort of your garage space while also giving your exterior a great facelift. Since there are so many different garage door styles and materials on the market, this article discusses the most important differences between the popular materials—vinyl and aluminum.

Vinyl Garages

Vinyl is probably the most common and ubiquitous garage panel material. It can be used on garage doors of any size, and it comes in a very wide array of styles and colors. It also comes in a variety of insulation and thicknesses so there are products for any weather. Since vinyl garage panels are the most common, they are usually the easiest to find for a reasonable price. But, this is not the discount the fact that vinyl panels are also extremely functional. Vinyl is thicker than aluminum meaning that it has better natural insulation. Of course, you can also buy vinyl panels that have fiberglass insulation on the inside to give them even more weather resistance.

Vinyl panels are pressed with textured finishes that give them a more natural look. Most textures are wood grain style, and it also helps to make the panels a little more stiff and bend resistant.

Aluminum Garages

Aluminum has largely been replaced by vinyl as the most common garage panel material. Of course, you can still find aluminum products, but they don't perform as well as vinyl in many ways. Aluminum conducts heat much quicker than vinyl, so it can be much harder so the outside temperature can have a much greater effect upon the temperature inside your garage. In general, if you can find an aluminum product that you like, it will probably be cheaper than a comparable vinyl. This is why homeowners in mild climates still like the super affordable aluminum products.

Both aluminum and vinyl are affordable and durable garage panel materials. Either material can be a great choice for your new garage doors.