Overhead Doors Are In, Walls Are Out. How Overhead Doors Are Taking Over Home Design

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Gone are the days of boring overhead doors used to simply protect our cars and homes from the outside world.

Transitional spaces are all the rage and homeowners, architects, and designers are transforming traditional homes with non-traditional uses of overhead doors to do just that. 

Using overhead doors as a way to seamlessly transition a living room to a deck, a kitchen to the backyard, or a bedroom to a balcony is the modern way of letting the outdoors in. 

We’ve seen it used in restaurants for many years, but now, homeowners are jumping on the trend. But what does this mean for homeowners?

Before demolishing a wall, homeowners should take some things into consideration.

Types Of Overhead Doors For Interior Use

Not all overhead doors are created equal when it comes to installing them inside your home. One specific style of garage door has proven to be the most appealing garage door to homeowners as it offers great durability, provides natural light, and can be a great design element. 

Sectional Overhead Doors

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Sectional overhead doors are manufactured panels that slide up and overhead. One style of sectional garage door that fits the new and modern use is the full-view glass garage door.

With today’s modern design, it is no surprise that sectional glass doors are some of the most common overhead doors used in home design to open a space up to the outdoors. 

Sectional overhead doors are great for interior home installations as they require little space and are very durable, and even when closed allowed great views of the outdoors. 

Slide Up Overhead Doors

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Slide-up overhead doors are an excellent choice for homeowners seeking clear overhead space. Slide-up overhead doors do just that, they slide up during operation to open and down vertically to close, unlike other traditional overhead doors that rise up and over.

It should be noted that slide-up overhead doors for interior spaces require high ceilings but if that can be accommodated, these doors will provide a sleek, modern, and industrial style touch to any home. 

Pros and Cons Of Overhead Door Installs In Your home

While using an overhead door as a transitional wall in your home sounds like a great idea it is important to consider all aspects of such an installation. There are many benefits such as natural light exposure, improved home value, and the ability to easily connect to the outdoors, but homeowners should consider the potential increase in energy consumption. For that reason, homeowners must consider well-insulated overhead doors for this application. 

Cost To Install Interior Overhead Door

Creating a nontraditional opening in your home has the potential to be very pricey, especially in homes that are already built. These homes require specialists to design and install these doors to ensure the structural integrity of the home is maintained.

Between the cost of the door and the cost of the design, homeowners can expect to pay a pretty penny for this.

Homeowners who are in the process of designing a home are more likely to include interior overhead doors in their homes without significant costs. The high cost of insulated full-view overhead doors should be considered as this can range from a few thousand to upwards of ten thousand.

As you can see choosing to install an interior overhead door for your home offers many benefits. Working with an overhead door dealer such as OGD® will help you choose the perfect garage door for your home that is top-quality and sure to last for years. Give us a call at (844) 944-3667 or fill out one of our online forms to receive a free quote on your new steel garage door.

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