Door Materials

The Many Different Garage Door Materials

 

Fibreglass

fibreglassFibreglass doors occupy a small percentage of the garage door market. The greatest benefit of the fibreglass garage door is its durability.

Garage doors can take a lot of stress and strain over their lifetimes, and the fibreglass door is more resistant to dents than its steel counterpart.

The door is constructed of a steel or aluminum casing with the fibreglass inside which makes it very light. The downside is that the fibreglass does not insulate very well. Extreme sunlight or adverse weather conditions can cause this type of garage door finish to fade.

 

Aluminum

aluminumThe greatest benefit if aluminum is that it’s a lot cheaper and not as heavy than its steel counterpart.

Aluminum is a very versatile material, but it can dent easy.

Aluminum garage doors can come in many different finishes such as faux wood and other protective finishes.

 


Wood Composite

wood-compositeFor composite wood finishes, wooden fibres are collected and re-used. The finish of this material is very realistic, it looks like real wood but it is also a strong, versatile material, perfect for the garage door.

If you live in an area that is prone to harsh weather conditions, then your composite wood garage doors offer increased durability.

 

Steel

steelThe material that’s mostly used for garage doors and is the most popular is steel. The reason for this is the fact that steel is very easy to resource, is inexpensive, and it can withstand the wear and tear of heavy usage that a garage door experiences.

Although steel garage doors are relatively cheap most, steel doors are not insulated. It may be worth spending a little more and upgrading to an insulated model.

 

 

 

Wood

woodenThe garage door was first created using wood. Wood is a fantastic material both in it’s natural look and its inexpensive cost.

The great thing about wood is that you can change the colour and finish of your garage door, but you may have to maintain the woods health as it’s impacted by the weather.

Wood outperforms steel as an insulator but like for like, steel is better at conserving energy.