Choosing the Right Material for Your New Garage Door
In the Chicago and DuPage County area, we experience cold winters, warm summers, and everything in between. Any homeowner will want to make sure their garage will survive these extremes, as well as the abrupt changes in temperature which can often occur. One key area of consideration is the material used for your garage door. Whether you are planning to replace your garage door or completely renovate or rebuild your garage, it is important to understand the pros and cons of the different types of garage doors that are available.
Steel Garage Doors
The most popular type of garage door is made out of steel, which is affordable and durable. Steel garage doors typically last for a long time and are weather resistant, making this type of garage door the best choice for any climate. Another benefit of a steel garage door is that it is possible to customize the door with different colors of paint, paneling styles, or window designs. Steel garage doors will not warp or crack, and they do not require much maintenance, since this type of material is very strong. Steel garage doors, however, do not provide much insulation.
Aluminum Garage Doors
Aluminum garage doors are lighter than doors made of other materials, but they tend to be more expensive than steel garage doors. Even though aluminum garage doors are easier to dent, they will not rust, and they will last for a long time. Unlike steel garage doors, aluminum garage doors tend to provide better insulation.
Fiberglass Garage Doors
Fiberglass garage doors are light, and they are considered to be very stylish. However, this type of material does not provide very good insulation, and it does not respond well to colder temperatures. Even though fiberglass garage doors are relatively inexpensive and low-maintenance, direct sunlight may cause the fiberglass material to fade over time.
Wood Garage Doors
Wood is one of the more expensive choices of garage door materials. This type of garage door can be beautiful and stylish, but it will often not last long due to potential rotting of the material, and it can also involve high maintenance costs. However, wood garage doors are strong and durable, and if they are maintained well, they can last longer than most other garage door materials.
Call Blue Sky Builders
If you have any further questions about your garage door options, the garage experts at Blue Sky Builders can give you the answers you need. With our 39 years of experience creating custom garage solutions, we can work with you to build an attractive, functional garage that meets your unique needs and adds value to your home. To get started with your garage project, please contact us at 630-852-8485. Please visit our gallery to view some of our previous work.