Choosing the Best Garage Door for You09/17/2016 Back To Blog
You might currently be looking to replace an aged and broken design, or simply looking to change things up a bit. In this article we’ll go over the three core material options that a garage door can be made from.
Wood, metal and glass all have their pros and cons, and if you've never really given it a serious think, we hope this quick introduction into each style will help you decide what's best for you.
Wooden garage doors
One of the most attractive aspects of wood is its natural warm aesthetic. If you like the idea of a surface with a subtle pattern, you might find charm in a varnished finish that allows the natural markings in the wood to come through.
The problem with a natural material like wood is that it generally absorbs and reacts to the weather. A wooden door will expand in winter and contract in summer, take in water and over time will begin to decay or mold.
Metal & Steel garage doors
Of the three types, metal doors are generally the most robust. They won't decay or break as easily as wood or glass, and will require little maintenance as long as the paint that protects them stays intact.
Metal garage doors are, however, generally less detailed than glass or wooden ones. Their aesthetic is colder and commonly minimalistic. To many people, though, this will be a positive characteristic. One of the biggest downers of thin metal sheets, is that they’re inherently noisy compared to glass and wooden structures.
Glass &aluminum framed garage doors
Glass garage doors have become an increasingly trendy option in recent years. The artistic details you can achieve with glass are a huge attraction, so too is the fact that by turning the door into essentially a giant window, glass enables an abundance of natural light to enter the room.
Due to its popularity as well as the expertise required to construct and install them, glass garage door prices can be higher than those made from wood or metal. But owners often find the savings on electricity bills and the effect this upgrade can have on the value of their homes justifies the extra expense.