Let me guess, your neighbour has just had their exterior garage door frame covered with aluminum and know you’re wondering if you should, too? Well, it’s certainly one way to reduce maintenance and to increase the door’s appearance, so why not!?
What type of aluminum is used?
First things first, make it easy for yourself and buy the sheet aluminum (sold in rolls) and take it to a garage door specialist. They’ll be able to bend the aluminum using specialized equipment to the exact dimensions of your door frame, and they’ll put it all together for you and install your new garage door. So, what are the real advantages to aluminum cladding?
Aluminum doesn’t rust or fade and requires very little maintenance. You’ll simply just have to wipe it down with soapy water every once in a while to keep it looking in top shape.
If you cover your wooden door in aluminum, you won’t have to re-stain it or paint it every two years, and it will be protected against the weather, preventing rotting!
You can easily get a good seal between the aluminum cladding and other components of your house by covering the joint between the weatherstripping on the frame and the exterior finish with a flexible sealant. Choose one designed for cold weather use if you live in a cold climate.
Everyone once their house to look nice, and this is especially true if your house in on the market. Garage doors (especially if you have an attached garage at the front of your home) represent about 40% of your home’s façade and so is likely the first thing people see when they pull up in front of your house. A good-looking garage door that fits with the rest of your home’s exterior will certainly improve your curb appeal, and if you’re thinking about selling, will sell your home quicker.
What’s the bottom line?
If you have any questions about aluminum cladding for garage doors, get in touch at 705-324-1005. As experts in our industry, we’re the best people to give you advice. If you want to know how much it will cost you, send us a request for an online quotation.
If you’re thinking about completely changing your garage door but don’t know where to start, why not have a look through our image gallery or play around with our Design Centre tool to find the best fit for your home?