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Choosing the Best Garage Door Material For Your Home

September 24, 2020

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Choosing a garage door for your home can be difficult and there are multiple materials to choose from. Some things you will want to consider before purchasing a garage door for your home: appearance and style, efficiency, durability, and security.

What is the best Material for your garage door?

In this post, we will walk you through some of the materials that we offer at Door Systems and the benefits to each. Ultimately, you will want to choose the garage door that fits your style but offers you the security and durability needed for your home.

Hand-Built Real-Wood Garage Doors

When the look, desire and value of true craftsmanship is important to you, a real-wood garage door is a perfect solution. We handcraft all our real-wood garage doors in our two shops right here in America for reliable performance and long-lasting beauty. With multiple trim overlays (including rot resistant), wood options and beautifully designed options to choose from, there’s a color and wood finish that will suit your needs. Finish options include paint, stain and wire brush distressing for a unique, weathered look. And if one of our popular carriage house styles isn’t quite what you had in mind, a real-wood one-of-a-kind garage door can be totally designed for you. Simply put, this is a gorgeous door and great conversation starter.

Commercial Grade Aluminum

If you’re looking for strength, durability and contemporary design features, our commercial grade aluminum options are for you. Machine crafted by our own ASSA ABLOY employees in the heartland of America, aluminum is perfect for custom oversized garage doors and can safely hold expanses of glass up to 8-foot wide. Commercial grade aluminum is extremely low maintenance and corrosion resistant. Aluminum makes a statement and is the perfect material to guard your luxury automobile and custom-built road bike. With a virtually limitless color palette of frame and panel colors, there’s a modern and sleek design for everyone.

Versatile and Durable Steel

As one of the strongest metals in the world, steel will deliver on durability and performance, while improving lifetime value. It can stand up to your kids playing basketball in the driveway and whatever is thrown at it. When you want the look of a wooden door but unwilling to sacrifice on durability and performance, steel is even offered in three dual-directional woodgrain finishes to offer a more realistic look. Rest easy because even though these steel doors are tough, they come with pinch protection, perfect for families with kids and a young neighborhood. Our steel doors are available in all sorts of price ranges.

Maintenance Free Vinyl

A garage door made of vinyl is the must-have door for those living in harsh elements or for those who want a practically maintenance free garage door without sacrificing aesthetics. Resilient vinyl seals out the all elements so your garage door will not warp, rot, split or crack. Vinyl is dent resistant so the neighborhood kids can’t destroy it. It’s very easy to clean and maintain, aside from an infrequent hosing. It’s perfect for the busy family who doesn’t have time to worry about their garage door. There are many design options available with vinyl including old world carriage house to traditional design. Know this material comes with a lifetime warranty and delivers beauty without sacrificing performance.

Choosing a Garage Door to Fit Your Style

All our garage doors are available with single, double or triple layer construction. Double and triple layer construction includes either polystyrene or our premium polyurethane insulation. It’s the perfect solution if there’s a living space above your garage as it reduces the noise of your garage door and further insulates your home. You’ll be able to beat the elements and use your garage space for comfortable activities.

With a multitude of garage door materials to choose from, there’s a perfect solution for all our garage door families. And you can take pride in your garage door knowing it was handcrafted right in here America.

Contact one of our garage door designers today by calling 1-800-THE-DOOR or you can fill out our contact form. We look forward to connecting with you to help you select the best garage door entrance system on your block or repair your existing garage door!

Open Yourself, Open Your Door, Open Your Day!