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Garage Door Materials: What’s Best for You?

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If you are thinking of having a new garage door for your home or business, there is a wide range of choices in terms of materials, makes, and models. When it comes to garage door materials, there are four types of materials that are commonly used.

Here, let’s discuss the various types including their features, advantages and disadvantages. This will give you an idea of what’s best for you and your property.

 

  • Wood – People who want a luxurious, sophisticated looking garage door prefer using wood as garage door materials. It offers design flexibility with endless options on species and stains. Since wood doors typically weigh more than steel doors, an opener with high horsepower is needed. They may also need more maintenance but proper factory staining can help eliminate some of these concerns.
  • Wood Composite – Wood composite garage door materials are made from durable and low-maintenance polymer materials that create a wood- like appearance. They are best for those who like the looks of wood garage doors but not the high maintenance requirements. Wood composite doors also provide a wide range of design and customization options. High quality wood composite garage doors are UV resistant and invulnerable to moisture.
  • Steel – Steel is the most widely used garage door material. They are easy to maintain and light, making them easy to operate with openers having lesser horse power. Steel garage doors are reasonably priced and can be painted according to your preference. Some steel doors can also mimic the looks of wood but this type of look may cost more.
  • Aluminum – Aluminum garage doors have many qualities similar to steel garage doors. You also have to options on faux wood texturing and finish that lasts longer. Aluminum garage door materials are often lighter and less expensive than its steel counterpart. However, this type of material is more likely to dent, so they may have shorter life span.

 

Choosing the right garage door material is an important decision you need make for any home or business here in the Dallas Texas area so think through it thoroughly. Yet, whatever material you choose, make sure that you get them from reliable shops that only provide high-quality garage doors.

 

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