3 Great Materials To Consider When Having Your Garage Door Replaced

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If you own a home, you're responsible for taking care of the garage door. If it becomes damaged beyond the point of repair, you'll need to find a suitable replacement. There are many material choices you can go with, but these three offer all sorts of advantages. 

Wood

If you're going for a more traditional style, wood should be at the top of your list. It works great for contemporary homes and offers a unique warmness to the exterior feel of the home. As guests approach your property, the natural glow of wood from your garage will make them feet at ease.

Wood garage doors also come in many varieties, from cherry to oak. It's important to research the different options so that you get exactly what you want in terms of properties. Finally, wood can be stained in so many different ways -- which is great from a design standpoint.

Steel

In terms of metal, one of the most durable material options for residential garage doors is steel. You'll pay a premium for steel, but you'll have the advantage of knowing it will hold up for decades without needing major repairs. You can thus save a lot of time on maintenance.

You won't even have to worry that much about dents, because steel is virtually indestructible. Since steel garage doors do weigh so much, you'll need to hire professionals to install one. This way, you can avoid injury and ensure the installation goes smoothly.

Aluminum

Another durable material for residential garage doors today is aluminum. It's pretty much weatherproof and will last a long time with proper maintenance. You can even get aluminum doors with dent-proof panels. This is important if you have children around who like to play in the garage area. 

Aluminum is a much lighter material than steel, and as a result, it isn't as difficult to install. This can save you a lot of money on installation costs. Finally, aluminum comes in so many colors today. From blues to reds, you'll have an easier time choosing an aluminum garage door that matches your home's exterior elements for an in sync look.

One of the more important investments you'll have to make eventually as a homeowner is a new garage door. There are a lot of material options on the marketplace. What you need to do is carefully assess the different options and choose something you think will work great long-term.

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