Best Material for Your Garage Door

Posted on: February 05, 2019

Best Material for Your Garage Door

If you’re in the market for a new garage door, how do you determine the best style and material to use for it? There are so many options when it comes to styles and materials it can become a daunting task! Don’t become frustrated, break it down into simple questions and the answers will come to you.

Garage Door Styles

Let’s begin with the type of style you want for your garage door. There are only four types of garage doors:

Swing Out: A swing out garage door is also called a carriage-house door. If you use the ceiling to store bikes or other items, this is an excellent option for a garage door.
Swing Up: This type of garage door is seen in older homes. It is one panel that swings out and then up when open. This type of garage door is not that popular nowadays.
Roll Up: This is by far the most popular door found in homes throughout the Midwest. The garage door opens up.
Slide to side: A slide to the side garage door is not very popular today. It is one of the first types of garage door manufactured and was used when there was not much headroom in the garage.

Most likely you will be in the market for a roll-up or maybe a swing-out. There are several viable options when it comes to choosing the best material to use for your new garage door. Your choices include wood, wood composite, steel, aluminum, fiberglass, and vinyl.

Garage Door Materials

Now that you know the type of garage door style you want, it’s time to pick what material will be best. Here are your choices:

  • Wood. A garage door made of wood always looks very stunning, but wood takes a lot of maintenance and is very expensive.
  • Wood Composite. A wood composite looks like wood but is durable like steel.
  • Steel. Steel is an excellent choice for a garage door, but they can dent easily and may be prone to rust.
  • Aluminum. Aluminum is an affordable choice and is a smart choice, but you do need to watch for dents.
  • Fiberglass. Fiberglass is best for southern coastal regions because cold temperatures can cause it to break.
  • Vinyl. If you have children, vinyl is the best material to use because it is hard to dent.

Any of these materials will meet your specific needs when you are thinking about what is the best option for your garage door. Make sure you talk with the professionals to discuss all your options.

Contact us at Affordable Garage Door, Inc.

We only carry Clopay garage doors and are confident you will find the style and the material you are looking for in a new garage door. At Affordable Garage Door Inc. our professional team of technicians has been helping customers in Northwest Indiana for over 20 years. Feel free to either contact us online or call us anytime at 219-696-4279. Be sure to visit our showroom too.

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