The overhead garage door frame is constructed with kiln dried 1-1/2” thick hem-fir wood for its stability and its resistance to decay. Each sections meeting rail has a 1/4” shiplap joint to act as a weather blockade. The frame rails and stiles are joined with mortise and tenon joinery along with type 3 waterproof glue.
The backside of the garage door frames, or what is visible from the inside of your garage is a clear stain grade 1/4” exterior grade mahogany plywood that creates a finished look.
Popular choices are quarter sawn sapele mahogany, clear vertical grain western red cedar, clear vertical grain Douglas fir, and meranti.
The inlay of the garage door can be made up with endless designs. The most popular choices are 5” and 3” v-match, raised panels, flat panels, and beadboard. Inlay materials are held together with stainless steel fasteners and waterproof glues.
Endless designs are available for the layout of the overlay. My typical overlay edge profile is a 1/2” radius thumbnail. Many other profiles are available.
Dsb uninsulated glass is the standard but 1/2” insulated glass is available. If your garage is heated or well insulated you would want insulated glass to eliminate condensation.
We use 2” and 3” clip angle track of various radius’s, high lift and low headroom, torsion spring system, nylon rollers, steel struts, aluminum bottom retainer with bulb seal and vinyl perimeter seal. Powder-coated hardware of many colors is also available.
We use Liftmaster 8550w and 8500w openers. They feature 3/4 hp, battery backup, WiFi compatible, and come in either side mount or trolley configurations.
Depending on your location installation of overhead garage doors may be available.
Doors can be finished with 3 coats of Proluxe Door & Window Cetol, Proluxe Log & Siding, or Proluxe SRD for a stain grade door. Ben Moore primer and latex can be applied for a painted door.