Double vs. Single Door

November 17, 2016

If you are a homeowner and you have a larger garage than the average home, you might be wondering whether you should add a large double door to your garage or two single doors. As experts in garages, we can help with a quick list of the pros and cons of either option so that you can make up your mind.

The pros for choosing a double door include less maintenance since you won’t have to take care of two separate systems and only have to install the one system. Another benefit is having more room and an easier angle to park the cars. The cons include possible higher costs for a garage system that is able to handle the load of an extra heavy door and if the door stops working, then both cars are stuck inside and can’t be reached until the door is fixed.

Now onto the single door options. The benefits of choosing to install two single doors are having more flexibility if you use one door to access the car and the other half of the garage is used for other purposes like work, play, or storage. The other benefit is being able to control how much the temperature fluctuates in the garage since the entire garage doesn’t have to be flooded with cold or hot air if only one of two doors is opened at a time. The cons include higher electrical costs because of two seperate garage door openers using electricity and the two separate garage doors will have to be maintained, and if you use both regularly, you will have to pay for the upkeep up both systems.

These are just the pros and cons regarding the function of a double or single doors but don’t forget to also think about the aesthetic you want as well. Check out how either option looks on homes and do your research on the different styles and materials available to you. You can even choose a custom made garage door from Precision and make your garage door as unique as you want.

For any other garage related questions, call the experts at Precision Door today!

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