Traditionally, garage doors have been designed to protect your car from the elements and store your trash cans. Today, however, garages are being utilized for so much more. From recreational spaces to functional workspaces, garages are evolving into more of an extension to our homes.
With that said, components such as lighting, outlets and insulation are becoming increasingly important to homeowners but what about design? After all, a garage door is typically the largest blank canvas on our homes yet is often neglected and many times becomes a downright eye sore rather than curb appeal.
Welcome the Horizontal Garage Door! Now I am not saying that there is no such thing as a cool overhead garage door. Overhead door companies are coming out with fabulous new designs all the time; the issue is they are constrained by the weight of the garage door panel and the complexity of the installation as a whole where the horizontal garage door is not.
So, what does that mean to homeowners who want to get creative with their garage door design? We have a lot of options to customize our HAAS and Artisan doors with colors and windows designs but if you want to really get creative, the DIY horizontal garage door package is for you!
The DIY Door package consists of everything you need to install our horizontal garage door system minus the garage door panel itself. So here is what you get:
- Your choice of assembled steel or aluminum garage door sections (I recommend steel due to its resistance to corrosion and strength)
- All hardware needed to hang your door (based on measurements you provide)
- Garage door motor with remote (we will work with you to determine the best motor based on the weight of the material you are using for your panels)
- Window frames and glass if you need them
The rest is up to you. Build your panels out of your favorite wood species or decoupage your family portraits. The cool thing about the DIY package is that not only can you create your own design but if you get tired of it, you simply take the panels down and do something else. The DIY packages offers the best of both worlds; it allows you to let your creative juices flow but also the ability to change it when you need to prepare your house for resale. How fun is that!