If you’re looking for a new garage door, then perhaps you need help determining the right garage door material.
Here’s what you need to know:
Steel Garage Doors
- Popular, versatile, cost effective
- Poor insulator for heat and noise, cheap doors are usually thin
Wood Garage Doors
- Beautiful, good insulator, durable
- Expensive, low cost usually means less durable, requires regular maintenance
Aluminium Garage Doors
- Affordable, versatile, light
- Easier to dent, easier to break, not ideal for families with bikes, balls and other outdoor toys
Fiberglass Garage Doors
- Lightweight, customizable, innovative designs
- Can weaken and crack in cold winters, poor UV radiation protection
What should you think about?
What sort of look are you going for? Is your house modern or traditional? Do you want something beautiful to look at, or does your new garage have to be functional first?
2. What size of garage?
Thinking about the size of your garage and garage door will help you to decide what will work best for you.
Do you want several smaller doors? Do you want a single swing-up garage door? Are you looking at folding doors?
3. How often will your garage door be used?
If you’re constantly in and out of your garage and use it all the time, then you’ll have some obvious requirements, which will help you choose the right material.
4. Who will use it?
If your children use the garage as much as you do then your garage door needs to be easy to use. Will they benefit from an automatic garage door opener?
5. What’s do you use your garage for?
Do you keep your classic car in there? Is there a boat? Your work supplies? A home cinema? A spare bedroom?
Depending on what you keep in your garage, you’ll want a suitable garage door.
Again garage door security will be an important consideration, so that what lives in your garage stays there.
If you’re spending time in your garage, or using it as an additional room then insulation will be important so that your garage door doesn’t leak heat.
You might want windows in your garage door to bring some much needed light if you’re using your garage as another room. Perhaps windows are not important if you’re simply using your garage for your cars and tools.
9. Do your homework
If you’re not sure what garage door material will be best for your needs, then why not ask friends and family about their garage doors, and read online reviews?
Whilst it’s never a good idea to buy things on price alone, you’ll want to have some idea of what your new garage door will cost.
If this has helped you determine what your new garage door material will be then why not order your new garage door today?
If you’re still none the wiser, why not Contact Us at 651-702-1420 today, and tell us what you need from your new garage door?