What Type of Garage Door Material Should You Consider?

Thinking of replacing your garage doors? The first thing you should consider is what materials to use for your new garage doors. There are a few garage door material options available.

Wood is a great garage door material option if you own a beautiful home and want to give it a classic look. On the flip side, wood is also more expensive than other options and will require a lot more maintenance over the years. Not only can wood get damaged by external elements and bad weather, but it will need to be repainted and refinished as often as every few years. In addition, a faux wood look can be obtained even if you use other materials.

Steel is another popular option. Steel is one of the sturdiest materials you can choose for your garage doors. It increases security. It does not require nearly as much maintenance as wood. On the other hand, it can rust under bad conditions.

If you are looking for a cheaper and lower-maintenance garage door material, consider using aluminum. Aluminum is a lot lighter than steel, making it easier to open and close your doors while applying less stress on your springs and opening system. Unlike steel, it is not as prone to rust. On the other hand, it is not as sturdy as steel and can get dented easier.

Design, costs, and maintenance are not the only things to consider when choosing the material for your garage door. How much time are you going to be spending in your garage? Will you be using it as a gym, work area for your projects, a play area for your kids, or for where you do laundry? If so, consider whether or not you want your garage doors insulated. Typically, steel doors will offer better insulation compared to wood, though wooden doors can come with insulation too.

For more help on deciding which garage door material is best for you, contact us today.