If you have an abundance of space at the front of your home (22 ft or more, to be exact), you must wonder if a double garage door is a good option. We’re here to let you know that it just might be! Today, we’ll be discussing three different benefits of choosing a double garage door, keeping in mind aesthetics and functionality.
Let us first address the elephant in the room. Why would you choose a double garage door instead of two separate garage doors? Well, to start, it would save you money in the long run. With two garage doors, you aren’t just talking about the cost of two separate doors, but the cost of two tracks, two photo sensors, and two garage door openers.
Not to mention if one or both of the doors breaks down. That’s an extra maintenance cost and double the hassle.
A Double Garage door can also offer you much more space when parking cars. If you or a family member own a larger truck or SUV that you would like to go in the garage, having a single door or two separate doors can make parking a bit of a chore.
With the extra space, you are free to park your car in any part of the garage, also offering you more space on either side of your vehicle for other things that may be going on in your space.
While two separate doors can take up a hefty amount of room at the front of your home, considering that aside from the doors, there is typically 2 or 3 feet of space between them – a single double door allows you to create a beautiful focal point.
Adding windows or handles can help you achieve this, but we at Doorman Services love our Coachman doors to give you a beautiful carriage house look.
Storage vs. Car Park
Now, there is an argument for having two separate garage doors versus one bigger, double door.
Some folks opt for two garage doors for more flexibility and privacy options for their garages. Two separate doors make it easier to designate one side of your space specifically for your car and the other for organization and storage.
Alternatively, two doors can be helpful in the event of a door needing maintenance. For example, if you’re having trouble with your door opening – which typically happens when you least expect it and need to leave the house to be on time for that appointment or meeting – a second garage door can be a saving grace.
Garage Door Maintenance, You Say?
If that last paragraph had you thinking about that garage door maintenance that you’ve been putting off, if you want to install double garage doors, or just contact a garage door specialist to help you choose the best option for your home, look no further. The experts at Doorman Services have been serving the Puget Sound for over 40 years and are happy to point you in the right direction to have a functional garage door, and a beautiful one at that!