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We’ve done the thinking, you do the choosing

There are a number of garage door designs out there, and that’s because a garage door performs more functions than you might think. Don’t worry, though, because we’ve done the hard thinking for you. We know things such as material flex coefficients, bowing factors, wind-load maximums, and we build our doors to endure everything that wind, sun, and kids can throw at them.

If you would like to learn more about our doors, these articles will help:

  • Read The Steel-Craft Advantage to understand why our doors are over-engineered and made with Canadian winters in mind.
  • Check out our Garage Door 101 to learn more about doors.
  • Visit our FAQs page to see if your question has already been answered.
  • Want to know even more about our products? Read About Steel-Craft.

For now, some things you’ll want to think about when choosing a garage door include:

Looks

We carry different lines for different looks. For example, our ThermoCraft doors have smaller embossed panels, while RanchCraft doors have longer panels. That might not seem like a big deal, but consider how your home will look with many smaller panels spanning a door or with three or four larger panels across the door. If your home is already visually busy, a more minimal look might be best.Find out more.

Wind

If you live in a windy place, you need a thicker, stronger door. We love our T-12 ThermoCraft door, but we would rather see someone in breezy Lethbridge with a thicker T-16 door. Ask us if you need more information.

Sun

Does your garage door face south? If so, the sun beats on it most days. We recommend that you stay away from dark paints or colours that fade easily, such as red. If you don’t want all that heat entering your garage, go with a door that offers premium insulation – an R-value of 16.04 is best

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