Congratulations! Now that you have made the decision to purchase a new garage door for your home, it is time to educate yourself about sectional garage doors. Do you know the difference between a pan door and a sandwich door How about the advantages of a fiberglass door or a composite door? To make an informed decision about what’s best for your home, you should know your options. American Empire can help!
American Empire Garage Door offers a complete product line of sectional garage doors. They include traditional raised panel and carriage house styles. Doors are available in steel, wood, vinyl, composite, and fiberglass. Decorative window designs can be added for curb appeal, as well as upgraded decorative glass. A wide selection of exterior decorative hardware is also available to enhance the beauty of your door. The high quality components used in our garage doors will give you long-lasting performance for many years to come!
American Empire Garage Door offers the best warranty in the industry at no additional charge. All garage doors, with the exception of Wood Carriage House Doors, come with a 2 year labor warranty and a 3 year spring warranty. This warranty is in addition to the manufacturers warranty. When you have a door installed by American Empire Garage Door, you can be assured that your door will be installed by local experts with the utmost attention to detail, and backed by the best warranty in the industry.
Steel Raised Panel Garage Doors
Steel garage doors are the most popular doors installed, require very little exterior maintenance and offer reliability, style and safety. Steel doors come in different gauges or thicknesses of steel, with 24 -gauge being the strongest and heaviest gauge you can get in a residential door. The higher the number, the thinner and less sturdy the door. Entry level doors are usually 25 or 26 gauge, are not very durable, and will typically last 5 to 7 years before they start to crack and break.
Steel doors come in 3 types:
- Non-insulated pan door which consists of 1 layer of steel. This door is typically the noisiest.
- A 2″ inch polystyrene energy efficient insulated door with a vinyl backing or 1/4″ thick poly backing. This door is stronger and quieter than the pan door and provides a greater insulation R-value which will keep your garage warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
- A 2″ polystyrene energy efficient insulated door with steel backing. This is the top of the line door, is extremely quiet and the most durable of the three types of door.
Production options include unique panel designs, designer windows with a choice of different glass options and decorative hardware. Our primary supplier is Unique Garage Door. We also install doors from Doorlink Garage Door, Clopay, Amarr, Wayne-Dalton and CHI garage doors.