When you need or want to replace your garage door, you will be faced with a lot of different styles, colors, and materials. Style and color is personal and each homeowner will be drawn to a garage door of their own taste. However, what homeowners need to consider is the material used to make the garage door. There are four different materials used to make a garage door and each will vary in the benefits and strengths as well as their weaknesses. AAA Action Garage Doors would like to share more detail on the materials used for garage doors to help you get the right material as well as the right color and style.
Are Fiberglass Garage Doors Good?
A fiberglass garage door uses an aluminum frame, where each panel is then wrapped in a fiberglass material. Fiberglass garage doors are very popular since the fiberglass exterior is designed to resemble wood, metal or other materials. Fiberglass garage doors come in a wide variety of designs from rustic wood barn doors to modern glass paneled garage doors. Its variety is one of the fiberglass door’s main benefits. Fiberglass garage doors are lightweight, low maintenance and they are not prone to rusting. However, one down side to fiberglass is that it will break down over time and is prone to fading. If the garage door is facing the sun it will break down and yellow even faster.
Traditional Steel Garage Door
Before fiberglass or aluminum garage doors, steel was one of the most popular garage door types and is still seen in many homes today. Steel garage door are popular because they to come in a wide range of styles and can be painted any color. Steel garage doors do not need a lot of maintenance. They will not crack, warp, or delaminate like other materials. Steel garage doors also can be made to mimic other materials like wood. Steel is still one of the better options. They are more expensive and heavier, which means you will need a more powerful motor and garage door system to operate the garage door. However, a steel door will last you decades with little maintenance.
Wooden Garage Doors
For those who love the traditional and authentic look of wood, there are garage doors that come in actual wood. The wooden garage door comes in a range of styles and finishes. The natural look of wooden garage doors truly enhances the look of the home. Wooden garage doors also offer greater insulation than other materials. However, like all wood, it requires maintenance. Your wooden garage door will need to be refinished and sealed every few years to ensure the wood is protected. If you want a wooden garage door you must be willing to put in the work and money to keep the garage door protected and maintained.
Aluminum Garage Doors
When you have a double wide garage door you will want an aluminum garage door. Aluminum garage doors are lightweight which makes it easier on your operating system to lift and close the garage door. Like other materials, you can find plenty of styles, designs, textures and colors. However, aluminum garage doors are more fragile and can dent easily and will need to be maintained.
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These are the four most common materials used for garage doors. If you need a new garage door, its operating system installed or require other garage door services, contact AAA Action Garage Doors today.