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Which Garage Door Material is Best


Many people wonder: “Which garage door material is best?” Is wood a smart choice for a modern home? Does steel offer better insulation? Which materials are the most eco-friendly?

When it comes to selecting a garage door material, it’s important to keep in mind the maintenance required, the insulation factor, and of course which style works best for you. To help you with the decision process, we have compiled a list of the most common types of garage door materials.

Wood
With their timeless appeal, wood doors are popular among those who are seeking style. Wooden doors often blend seamlessly into a house’s design even after a new paint job or renovation. However, keep in mind that wood doors require a bit more maintenance, and should be touched up yearly with paint or stain. Wood doors tend to cost a bit more, but if properly maintained wooden garage doors can last for years. Another great thing about wood is that it is a renewable resource, making it an eco-friendly option.

Wood Composite
Wood composite is perhaps one of the most environmentally friendly materials available today. These doors are made from recycled wood products, and are strong and durable. They offer the best of both steel and wood – having the wood texture and look, but the durability of steel. They are also rot resistant and the wood composite doesn’t split as easily as real wood does.

Steel
Steel is another popular material used for garage doors. Steel can be painted just like wood, but requires less maintenance. With so many types of steel doors available, it’s no wonder that this durable material is so popular. If you are considering a steel door, keep in mind that the steel panels come in different levels of thickness. Thicker panels hold up better against impact from items such as basketballs. Amarr steel doors are made with up to 90% recycled materials.

Aluminum
Aluminum shares many of the same features as steel but is lighter and usually costs less, making it a budget friendly option. Aluminum is ideal for homes where there is a smaller chance of dents and damage. Amarr uses recycled aluminum in their garage doors making aluminum another eco-friendly option.

Fiberglass
Firerglass panels are enclosed in aluminium frames, which can then be painted and are more durable than thin steel. Fiberglass doors are resistant to salt water corrosion, and thus are more popular among the coastal areas. Fiberglass doors are lightweight, and usually offer less insulation.

Garage doors come in many different styles and in a wide variety of materials. Your garage door specialists should be able to assist you with any questions you have on garage door materials or styles.