Garage doors can come in all shapes and sizes, often depending on the type of home you have and what you need your garage to be. Here are three garage door accessories you should use.
1. Garage Door Windows
Windows are attractive garage door accessories. There are many basic styles to choose from, such as various arched, rectangular and square options, as well as more elaborate styles. You can also choose from a wide selection of glass, including clear and frosted. If you live somewhere with very high or low temperatures, you should look into insulated window options.
2. Garage Door Seals
Like insulated glass in windows, garage door seals are ideal for weather and temperature control in your garage. You can get seals installed in the top, bottom and sides of your door, or on all sides. Seals are also ideal for helping keep pests and moisture out of your garage. There are several seal material options available, such as brushes, rubber or vinyl and metal.
3. Garage Door Openers
Many people choose to install automatic garage door openers, which can be activated with buttons or remotes. These take the legwork out of opening or closing your garage doors and allow you to open or close them without leaving your car. Being able to do this is useful when you’re entering or leaving your garage in cold or inclement weather, for example. Garage door openers are typically electric. The remote can be cloned so multiple people in your household have access to one. Garage door openers must be installed correctly and well-maintained for safety reasons. All openers also come with automatic sensors, tools that detect mass under the door and halt or reverse the door’s movement until the object is removed, and quick-release mechanisms, which will allow you to open the door in an emergency, such as entrapment.
You can pick and choose which accessories you want for your garage door, as long as you have the appropriate tools and parts for the type of garage door you have installed.