If your house has a garage, whether attached or detached, then the garage door will eventually need to be replaced. Luckily, when the time comes, homeowners will be glad to find out they have options. In fact, garage door suppliers make available to their customers a wide selection of different materials, including steel, fiberglass and wood.
Below is a closer look five popular materials to consider for new garage doors in Nampa, ID:
- Vinyl: Garage doors made of vinyl are also known as “kid-proof” garage doors. This is because the right type of vinyl material is very hard to break, dent or otherwise damage. These garage doors are similar to the construction of fiberglass garage doors, but quality vinyl doors are more durable and easier to keep clean and maintain. However, there are limited colors and designs to choose from with new vinyl doors. This factor alone has many people looking into other options.
- Aluminum: Because aluminum is extremely lightweight, it’s a material that works well for many applications, including garage doors. Aluminum is especially fantastic for extra wide double doors, but you should choose your model wisely. Older versions of aluminum doors were built strong, while manufacturers have designed new models to be sturdier and heavier. Aluminum garage doors vary in price, ranging from higher priced doors with heavy-duty frames to more easily affordable options that have door panels made of other materials. The downside to the latter is that they can dent more easily.
- Steel: Steel is by far the most popular material choice for garage doors, and there are good reasons for this. First, the best steel doors include two layers of galvanized steel. Steel doors are durable, easy to maintain, available in a range of styles and reasonably priced. Another big selling point is the fact that steel can be painted. It’s also available in a variety of textures.
- Wood: When residential garage doors first appeared, they were made mostly or entirely of wood. Today, wooded garage doors continue to be a popular choice thanks to their traditional look and style. Painted wood with flat hardboard panels is a low-cost option, while warm, natural stain-grade wood doors cost more. Done right, wood garage doors can boost the curb appeal of your house, but they need regular maintenance and refinishing. Wood is a better insulator than steel, though insulated steel doors do a better job of conserving energy.
- Fiberglass: Fiberglass is a malleable material, which allows it to mimic all sorts of other materials. Want the warmth and beauty of wood without the hefty price tag? Choose fiberglass doors and customize them. Want a small amount of soft light to come in? Choose fiberglass and keep its transparent nature. The thing to keep in mind about fiberglass garage doors is that they can yellow and break down over time, especially in colder climates.
If you need help choosing your new garage doors in Nampa, ID, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at Haney Door Service. Reach out to us with questions anytime!