What material should I choose for my garage door?

Fiberglass. Wood. Steel. It can be difficult to know which material to choose for your new garage door, but it’s an important decision because it can impact the look of your home and its safety – and can even help determine how long your garage door will stay working at its best.

Before you decide, learn about your options, and there are several to consider. Garage doors are typically crafted of wood, wood composite, steel, aluminum, glass, vinyl or fiberglass. Whew!

The most popular choice for Vacaville homes are wood or wood composite garage doors. However, many homeowners choose steel garage doors, too. These are especially ideal if you’re on a budget but want a garage door that looks great and is highly durable.

Pros and Cons: Here are some important things to know about garage door materials.   

Steel garage doors. As we mentioned, steel doors are a great choice if you want to keep costs down. Most are made of two layers of galvanized steel so they are very durable. They can also be painted and come insulated or without insulation. Cons: They can be dented easily during a storm or in high winds and are prone to corrosion.

Aluminum frame garage doors. Worried about rust? Choose an aluminum frame garage door. Like steel doors, however, they can be easy to dent.

Wood garage doors. Stunning to look at and available in a variety of woods including cedar and fir, wood garage doors are a great choice for homeowners looking to add curb appeal. They can also be stained and customized in other ways to fit the look of your home perfectly. Cons: They can be higher in price and can require more maintenance.

Wood composite garage doors. Like the look of wood but want a garage door that’s easy to clean? Consider wood composite garage doors that look like wood but are made from a wood frame covered with sheets of fiberboard.

Fiberglass & vinyl garage doors. Both fiberglass and vinyl garage doors are a great choice for anyone looking for a durable garage door that can be customized in a variety of ways.

Ready to learn more? The team at Ramirez can help you choose the best material for your next garage door. Take a look at our residential garage doors and give us a call.