What materials do overhead doors come in?

Overhead doors come in a wide range of materials including steel, composite, polycarbonate, aluminium, natural wood and glass. Most common are insulated steel overhead doors. Before you choose which materials your Easy Lift Doors are to be made of, please consider the overall style of your building and what the purpose of the overhead door is. Other factors to keep in mind are durability, energy efficiency and aesthetics. Please let us know about your needs and we will be happy to give you a free quote and discuss options.

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Can I choose where the window sections of my garage door are placed?

In residential garage doors the window section is placed in either the third section (second from the top) or the fourth (top) section depending on why you want to add windows. If you want to be able to look through the windows the third section is best. If you want privacy but still want to let daylight in, the fourth section is the best. If you want to be able to look outside but still want some privacy, you can request other window panes options such as obscure glass which still lets light in while maintaining privacy. It is also possible to place windows for example on only one side of the door in each panel, creating a vertical column of windows. This makes for a great contemporary look. For other window locations Styleview Series or Contemporary Series may be an option to pursue.

For generally larger commercial doors the placement of the window section depends on the surrounding structure and building aesthetics. Take into consideration where other windows in the building are placed and again what the purpose of the windows on the overhead door are. It is also possible to install several window sections on top of each other or make the entire door see-through. A so called full-view overhead door has glass windows in all sections. An alternative is installing an overhead door where see-through window panes are made out of lighter polycarbonate or acrylic material. Tell us about your needs and we can give you a free quote and discuss options.

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What is the difference between steel overhead doors and polycarbonate overhead doors?

Steel overhead doors are the most commonly used overhead door and come in a wide range of panel designs, insulation and price options. They can be insulated or non-insulated depending on purpose of usage. Thicker multi-layered doors provide greater durability, impact-resistance and thermal insulation.

Polycarbonate overhead doors are made out of a lighter see-through material. Their translucent multi-walled structure makes them strong yet lightweight and provides an excellent thermal insulation, reducing winter heating costs due to solar heat gain. They are a great choice for maximizing natural light in your building. Polycarbonate overhead doors are extremely impact and weather resistant, long lasting and retain their brand new look for a long time. Often polycarbonate doors are used for agricultural, commercial, institutional or industrial purposes but they are also suitable as residential garage doors to give a stylish contemporary look and feel to your garage for years to come.

Tell us about what kind of overhead door you are interested in and we will give you a free quote.

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