Did you know that aluminum is one of the most lightweight materials for a residential garage door? It’s also one of the most popular choices for homeowners looking for a modern aesthetic. If you’re leaning towards aluminum and are doing your research, you’ve come to the right place!
At The Overhead Door Company, we provide overhead garage door service and repair, and installation of aluminum residential garage doors in Calgary and surrounding areas, Lethbridge, and Cranbrook. Here’s what you need to know about this lightweight and durable material.
Reasons to choose aluminum for your residential garage door
When it comes to garage door materials, there really is no ‘wrong’ choice but rather an ideal choice that matches your budget, needs, and the style of your home. The following are some of the most common reasons people choose to go with aluminum:
- Lightweight properties – As mentioned above, aluminum garage doors are very lightweight but what does this translate to? It means that this type of material is easier to install and puts less stress on the components, resulting in fewer repairs and a garage door that is easy to maintain.
- Corrosion-resistant – Aluminum is naturally resistant to result and corrosion, which makes this material an ideal choice for the harsh weather conditions we often experience in Alberta.
- Environmentally friendly – Aluminum can be recycled at the end of its life and some garage doors are made of recycled materials.
- An affordable option – Aluminum is less expensive than a steel garage door, making them a good option if you’re on a tighter budget.
- Can let it in more natural light – You can design your aluminum garage door with light-filtering glass, which is an especially beneficial feature if you use your garage to work or exercise.
Our aluminum collection
We have two options in our aluminum collection that will produce beautiful results:
- Envy Model 9980 (956) – Featuring a frameless design with glass panels mounted on top of an aluminum structure. This is the ultimate choice for a modern house wanting to achieve a sleek, minimal look.
- Modern Aluminum Collection – Design with corrosion-resistant aluminum frames and light-filtering glass, the modern aluminum residential garage door delivers elegance and simplicity.
Designing your garage door
Would you like to see how your finished product will look like on your garage before you make a purchase? Try our Garage Door Designer App, an interactive tool that lets you play around with different styles, materials, and colours to help you visualize the end result.
As the original garage door company, we’re here to help you select the best style of garage door for your home and needs. Contact us with any questions about garage door service and repair, and installation. We provide both on-call and regularly-scheduled maintenance to keep your garage doors operating efficiently year-round.