How to Choose the Right Garage Door Material

Choosing the right replacement garage door material can seem like a daunting task. In this video, you’ll learn about the various garage door materials and which will work for you depending on what you’re looking for in a garage door.


Steel doors are quite common and are known for their durability and rust resistance. However, some steel doors can dent and if not treated properly may be susceptible to rust over long periods of time.

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Vinyl doors are also pretty common in regions that do not experience extreme heat or are high in elevation. A vinyl garage door is durable and will resistance dents un, unlike steel doors. Even better, vinyl doors do not rust and thus keep their appearance longer. Just make sure you don’t live in an area with extreme heat as that will weaken the door and cause it to fall apart over time.

Real Wood

Perhaps the nicest-looking material for a garage door is real wood. This material will spruce up your house and increase the beauty of any garage. However, this material type also requires the most amount of maintenance for any garage door material. Think of wood like indoor furniture; it will need annual treatment to stay fresh, healthy, and strong.