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Garage Door Materials: Wood, Metal and Fiberglass

The most common types of garage doors are made out of wood, metal or fiberglass. There are pros and cons to each of these garage door materials. Here, you’ll briefly explore a few of them.

Metal Garage Doors

Metal garage doors work best for shops and businesses, as they are the most secure. Here are some additional pros and cons:

  • Pros: strong, sturdy, durable
  • Cons: heavy, hard to repair, susceptible to weather

Fiberglass Garage Doors

Of the three most popular materials, fiberglass is the most cost-effective, making it perfect for most homes. Other pros and cons include:

  • Pros: lightweight, easy to insulate, comparatively inexpensive
  • Cons: susceptible to cracking, damages easily, requires special paint

Wood Garage Door Materials

Wood looks natural and has the potential for most curb appeal. The pros and cons of wood are:

  • Pros: unique, easy to repair, paints and stains well
  • Cons: heavy, susceptible to sun damage

The pros and cons of each material will impact your final choice of garage door material. Weighing factors like weight, weather durability, repairability, cost and curb appeal are all equally important and should help you make an informed decision. A Precision Torrance professional can help you narrow down your options.