Almost every home has a garage even if they don’t they want one.

Garages don’t just protect your car and you when the weather is messy, they also provide lots of storage space for all our garden tools, sports equipment and junk.

Due to lot size restrictions, many houses have what are called “front-load” garages, making the garage door a major feature on the house. Even with the 2 ½ acres that we had to work with for Bill’s house we still designed a layout with a front-loading garage.

We had considered consulting with a local firm that specialises in these kind of jobs (Balanced Garage Doors), but decided against it in the end to save money by doing it ourselves.

That wasn’t a problem. In fact, I had been wanting to do a project that would feature Haas Door’s new Residential Aluminum 360 Series garage doors.

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They bring a modern, contemporary look to a home with an elegant, hand-crafted aluminum garage door. Manufactured with rust and corrosion-free commercial grade aluminum, each 360 Series door is built with tongue-and-groove section joints for superior durability.

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The house plans included a three-car garage with a second-floor loft for storage and an under the stairs thermostatically controlled wine storage room. Inside the house there is a 2,500-bottle wine room in the center of the house but it wasn’t large enough to handle Bill’s ever expanding wine collection. Time to drink some of that wine!

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The 360 Series door are available in 14 powder coated wood grain color options, 10 painted finish options and 3 anodized color options. They can even custom-match a color or powder coating. I chose a dark bronze finish to match the windows and doors.

These beautifully designed contemporary doors feature frosted glass panels. The garage is bright and inviting even with the doors closed. Style doesn’t stop after dark. Turn on the interior lights for a dramatic contemporary look.

The doors were installed by Garage Doors and More of the Piedmont a locally owned family business since 2001 and a quality dealer for Hass Door.

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The size of the doors combined with the glass panels make them heavier than standard light-weight aluminum garage doors. Under the direction of owner Tisha and Robert Broome their technicians did a terrific job.

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Pavers from Pavestone provided the perfect transition from the gravel drive to inside the garage.

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To complete the job I called on Alan Privott, owner of Best In Show Garage to install an epoxy finish on the garage floor. He has worked with me in the past, in fact he did my own garage, and I knew that he could provide the professional look Bill wanted for this space. Alan worked with me to create a custom color finish with flecks of blue and gray.

I have lots of favorite features that make this house outstanding. One of the top items on the list is this garage! Love these doors. I might have to reconsider my garage doors. Maybe time for an upgrade.