The most common materials used for garage doors are:
- Steel: Steel garage doors are durable, low-maintenance, and affordable. They come in a variety of designs and finishes, and they are available in insulated and non-insulated options. They are also resistant to fire, termites and other pests. However, they can dent or rust over time if not maintained properly.
- Aluminum: Aluminum garage doors are lightweight, rust-resistant, and low-maintenance. They are also a great option for coastal areas, as they are resistant to salt corrosion. They come in a variety of designs and finishes, but they are not as strong as steel.
- Wood: Wood garage doors are a traditional option, and they are available in a variety of designs and finishes. They can be painted or stained to match the exterior of your home. They are also insulated and provide a good sound barrier. However, they are not as durable as steel or aluminum and require regular maintenance, such as painting or staining and weatherproofing.
- Fiberglass: Fiberglass garage doors are similar to aluminum garage doors in that they are lightweight and low-maintenance. They are also resistant to rust, rot, and corrosion. They are a good option for coastal areas, but they are not as strong as steel or wood.
- Vinyl: Vinyl garage doors are similar to fiberglass garage doors in that they are low-maintenance and resistant to rust, rot, and corrosion. They are also energy-efficient, but they are not as strong as steel or wood.
Ultimately, the best material for your garage door will depend on your budget, location, and personal preferences. It’s always best to consult a professional at Paramount Garage Doors to help you decide which one is best for you.