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5 Garage Door Materials to Consider

Knowing the different types of garage door materials to consider can help you make the best decision for your home. At Doorcare, we want to help you choose the right garage door material for your specific needs. That is why we offer a range of residential garage door services.

Types of Garage Door Materials to Consider

Choosing the right garage door material to match the style of your house, your budget, and your lifestyle, does not have to be difficult. Some of the different garage door materials you can choose from include:

1. Wood and Wood Composite Garage Doors

While many homeowners are drawn to the warm and natural feel of wood and wood composite garage doors, this type of garage door material is often on the more expensive side. Wood garage doors tend to stand up to wear and tear well but require frequent refinishing. All wood and wood composite garage doors can easily be customized to tie into the overall aesthetics of your home, boosting its curb appeal.

2. Steel Garage Doors

Steel garage doors tend to be the ideal choice for homeowners who are looking for a wider range of fashion, function, and price options. When selecting a steel garage door, consider choosing one that is made from two layers of galvanized steel or one that has a fibreglass overlay to help prevent rust and dents.

3. Aluminum Garage Doors

Since aluminum is an extremely lightweight material, aluminum garage doors are the ideal choice for extra wide garage doors. Newer models of this type of garage door are sturdier and heavier than previous versions and they come complete with laminated panels that are resistant to dents.

4. Fibreglass Garage Doors

Fibreglass garage doors can easily be customized to mimic other types of garage doors, allowing you to get the beauty of a wood garage door at a more affordable cost. While fibreglass garage doors are less susceptible to denting and cracking, they can break upon impact.

5. Vinyl Garage Doors

Vinyl garage doors are often referred to as “kid proof” because they are extremely hard to break or dent. Even though vinyl garage doors are similar to fibreglass garage doors in their construction, they offer a higher level of durability and only require to be occasionally hosed down.

If you would like to learn more about these 5 garage door materials to consider, or if you are interested in one of our residential garage door services or commercial garage door services, please contact Doorcare at 604-533-1125 or by filling out a contact form on our website.