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How old is the garage door on your home? Does your garage get very cold during the winter and very warm during the summer? If your garage door is quite old, it likely does not have the same insulating factors that are included in the manufacturing of the garage doors manufactured today. So, how do you know if your garage door needs to be replaced? Does the hardware need to be replaced if you replace the garage door? Go to my blog to find out all about the features included in the design of today's garage doors. Hopefully, you will find everything you need to determine if your garage door is in need of replacement.

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Accessories To Consider For Your New Garage Door

by Eva Richards

Getting a new garage door is an excellent time to consider a few other upgrades. Most door accessories are purely decorative, but they can make a stock model look much more attractive like a custom door. A few upgrades can even serve a purpose and improve the operation of the door. The following are just few ideas to consider.

Threshold and weather kit

If your driveway slopes toward your garage door, a threshold kit can keep your garage dry. This kit forms a seal that keeps water and leaves from blowing beneath the door. Combine this with full weatherstripping around the garage door to ensure it stays warm and dry inside.

Decorative hardware

You have many options in decorative hardware. You can, for example, add decorative hinges and handles to the door to make it resemble custom-fit carriage doors. Barn door style hardware is another option if you prefer a more rustic look. These hardware options are made to attach to any type of garage door without weighing them down or interfering with their movement.

Panel kits

Do you love the look of decorative panels but not the cost? If so, get creative with door panel kits. Much like decorative hardware, these faux panels are attached to the door but they are not a functional or built in feature.You can find panels in a range of designs and materials. Some are simple, unfinished molding frames, which you will attach and then paint in the color of your preference to create the look of inset panels.

Window kits

Window kits are designed to provide privacy. These stick to the window after they are cut to the appropriate size. Tinting is the most common type, but you can also find kits that give the appearance of leaded glass, stained glass, or window frosting. Since these are stuck to the window, you can always remove them later if your design preference changes.

Window panels

If you like windows, choose a window panel for the door of your choice. These panels can feature a simple row of rectangle windows, or a decorative arch of glass. You can also opt for faux windows if you like the look of a windowed door but don't actually want windows due to security issues. These doors have windows "painted" on with a high gloss paint so it resembles real glass.

Visit a local garage door installation company to learn more about the accessories available.