Trying to decide on which type of garage door material you should get?
Whether you’re installing garage doors on brand-new construction or you’re replacing your old ones, you’ll want to consider your budget and style preferences when choosing the best garage door material.
To get you started, here’s a breakdown of the most popular materials for residential garage doors.
Steel garage doors are extremely popular among homeowners because they’re budget friendly, low maintenance, and durable.
You might not realize how prevalent steel garage doors are because they very rarely look like steel. You can paint them any color you like, and you can even get them in a texture that mimics the appearance of natural wood!
However, because steel is not a good insulator on its own, you’ll want to consider adding insulation for the sake of energy efficiency and noise reduction.
Aluminum garage doors are marginally less popular than steel ones because they aren’t as durable. They dent much more easily than steel. Apart from that, however, the two materials share most of the same, appealing qualities.
While not made for the budget-conscious homeowner, wooden garage doors are sought-after because they bring natural warmth and a traditional appearance.
Bear in mind, wood garage doors require much more upkeep than steel and aluminum, with regular refinishing a must. However, for homeowners who have the resources to spare and want to invest in their curb appeal, the trade-off is worth it.
Offering the durability of steel and the appearance of natural wood, composite garage doors are a satisfying compromise for many homeowners.
They’re composed of recycled wood fibers and, unlike natural wood doors, are resistant to rotting and splitting.
Fiberglass garage doors are the least popular of this group because it is very lightweight, a poor insulator, and prone to weather fading. However, fiberglass may actually be a smart choice for coastal residents in the Northern Neck of Virginia, as it’s surprisingly resistant to saltwater corrosion.
Have any questions? Don’t hesitate to reach out to Easy Open Garage Doors, LLC!