But if you haven’t bought a new garage door, the very thought can be daunting. Where do you start? In today’s market, the options for material and style are overwhelming.
What Kind Of Material Is Best For Your New Garage Doors?
Whether you want Steel, Wood, Aluminum, Fiberglass or Copper, each one has positive and negative qualities.
Garage doors have been made of steel for many years. They provide a low cost, low maintenance and are very durable. You can get doors that look like they are made of wood and they come in many different design patterns. Steel garage doors are also paintable, which offers a low cost way to change the look. Steel also offers durability that lasts for many years. With varying thicknesses of steel, your garage door can be resistant to the normal bumps and bruises possible. High gauge steel offers the most strength. Commercial steel garage doors are heavier and thicker than residential because of the continuous use and potential for damage from trucks.
Aluminum is an excellent alternative to the heavier steel. More designs are available and aluminum garage doors are less expensive than steel. The downside to Aluminum is because of the lighter weight, dents and dings are almost impossible to avoid.
Wood garage doors are the quintisential cream of the crop. The beauty that a wooden garage door brings to your home is unmatched by the regular steel or aluminum doors. Though it is possible to mimic the look of wood on aluminum and steel garage doors, it is obvious they are not wood. Wood gives your home an inviting and unique charm ummatched by other brands. Wood composite doors offer the wood appearance but at a more economical cost
Garage Doors made of Copper and not only energy efficient, they are absolutely beautiful. Copper garage doors give your house an elegant old style look. They last for many years and resist damage. Excellent choice for that efficient, special look for your home.
Unless your new garage door will live along the coast, where salt water damage may occur, there is little incentive to select a fiberglass door. Beyond its dent resistance, fiberglass is a weak insulator and may quickly fade from exposure to the elements.
What Garage Door is Right for Me?
The choices are vast and the options are many. The main thing to look for is funtionality of your new garage door. If it looks great but doesn’t function or last, you may have wasted your money.
Probably your first thought should be selecting a design will match your home design. You don’t want to put Colonial doors on a ultra modern home. Having a new garage door is not a plus if it makes your home look silly.
If we can ever be of service to you for your new garage door needs, please give us a call. We proudly serve the greater Austin Metro Area, providing garage door service, repair, and installation with the most trusted brands in the industry. Whether you require residential or commercial garage door service, we’re here to help.