comparegalleryGarage doors are made of several different types of materials.  In this article, we’re going to look at the different types of materials and their implications when choosing a garage door. The various materials used to make garage doors include:

  • Steel: These are pretty inexpensive,  sturdy, extremely durable, and come in a variety of thicknesses and textures that can complement your home or building. The drawback to steel doors are they’re not very good in providing insulation to the garage itself; therefore if insulation is an issue, it’s best to go with another option.
  • Wood: Wood doors are extremely appealing to more traditional homes. They also require the most maintenance. They come in a variety of styles and they can also contain windows. Wood doors also provide more insulation than steel doors. The least inexpensive wood door option is a door made of hardboard panels.
  • Wood Composite: Wood composite doors are comprised of recycled wood fibers and are much more advantage to traditional wood doors in terms of their longevity.
  • Aluminum: Aluminum doors are the less expensive option to steel doors; however they are much more prone to denting due to the fact that they are much thinner and therefore cannot absorb as much punishment as steel doors.
  • Fiberglass: Fiberglass doors are the least desirable when it comes to the materials because fiberglass is poor when it  comes to insulation and can fade faster than the other doors.

There are other considerations when choosing a door made of a certain type of material, and that is how it absorbs sound.  If your teenagers are part of a rock band and they practice out in the garage, it’s a better option. Geographic locations also come into play when selecting a garage door.

It’s important that you know all the ins and outs of each type of door in order to make an informed decision, and we’re here to help you discover the best option. Call us today!