Choosing door materials for your garage can be a decision that seems simple — but in reality, the material you choose will have a lasting effect on the durability, maintenance and overall look of your home. Today, we look at some of the most commonly used garage door materials and how the various advantages each offers as a material for your garage door.
When it comes to garage doors, the materials used are one of the main contributing factors to the longevity of your structure. When you are considering the type of steel door you want for your garage, you need to be aware of the quality of the steel being used, its thickness and whether or not you will also incorporate insulation. Many people opt for Colorbond® steel; it offers a wide variety of choices in colour, style and design for you to choose from. You can see a substantial number of options in our collection of garage door options, while the details of each steel garage door option in our range can be found in our specification sheets. In addition, there are some premium coating upgrades available to the standard steel panel lift to give it a custom timber look and feel.
Wood or wood composite
Offering lovely street appeal for your home and providing better insulation capabilities than its steel counterparts, wood is unquestionably a stylish option among garage door materials. However, one of the main downsides of using wood for your door materials is the maintenance required. Wooden garage doors need refreshing and refinishing on a regular basis, especially when they’re exposed to the harsh conditions of the Australian climate. However, a viable alternative is using wood composite door materials for your garage. It offers a sturdier alternative to regular wood as it is resistant to rot and splitting. Wood composite is made up of recycled wood fibres, which can then be painted or stained to achieve the look you want.
Usually framed with aluminium, using fibreglass door materials can be a somewhat fraught process. It has a tendency to fade over time and is generally a poor insulator. However, it can be a good choice if you live close to the sea or a saltwater lake; fibreglass offers more resistance to salt-water corrosion than other garage door materials.
Consult the experts when choosing your garage door materials
When it comes to garage doors, materials are an important factor for their longevity and ensuring the security of your garage. So if you’re stuck on the best type of door materials to use for your garage, we offer a range of quality information in our blog. And feel free to contact us if you have any questions; we’ll be more than happy to discuss what kind of door materials will be most suited to your home.