Choosing the Best Garage Door Material

Nov 24, 2017 | Garage Door

Garage doors are available in a number of different materials and each one has its own benefits and disadvantages. Choosing the best garage door material for you is your choice and you can compare the different options of the materials. In this article we will describe the different types of materials used for making professional doors and their advantages and disadvantages.

Steel Garage doors

The most popular material for garage doors is Steel and there are a number of reasons for it. Reasonably priced, Low maintenance, many styles and durability are the advantages of steel garage doors. The main disadvantage is poor insulation. Steel garage doors vary in thickness and lower cost doors have thin panels – 27-28 gauge. Top quality steel garage doors have at least 24 gauge thicknesses. The lower the gauge number, the higher the thickness of steel.

Aluminum garage doors

Lots of features are common in Aluminum and steel garage doors and an optional faux wood texturing and longer lasting finish is there. The main advantage of aluminum doors are lightness and less expensive than steel doors. But one big disadvantage is that the aluminum doors are more likely to dent.

Wood garage doors

Wooden garage doors give a traditional style to your home decor and are offered in a variety of styles. Painted garage doors with flat hardboard panels are low cost options and stain-grade wood garage doors cost more but give the look of natural wood adding to the curb appeal. Wood garage doors offer better insulation than steel doors but need to be maintained and refinished at regular intervals of time.

Composite doors

These are made of recycled wood fibers and offer the strength of steel as well as the look of the wood. They are better than solid wood doors and resist rot and splitting.

Fiber glass garage doors

Fiber glass garage doors have a small segment of the garage door market.  The garage door panels are encased in aluminum frames and can be painted and have high resistance to dents as compared to steel doors. The fiber glass garage doors are very light in weight. The disadvantages are poor insulation and getting fade by exposure to weather. Fiber glass garage doors are good choices for coastal region because it is well resistant to salt corrosion.

By reading the qualities of the different garage door materials explained above, it is sure that choosing the best garage door material will not be a big deal for you now.

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