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Choosing Between Wood and Metal Garage Doors

Choosing between wood and metal garage doors

If you’re looking to install a new garage door in Calgary, there are a lot of things you need to take into consideration. One very important factor is whether you wish to purchase a garage door made of wood or one made of metal. Familiarizing yourself with the pros and cons of each option can help to facilitate the decision making process, and allow you to make an informed choice about which kind of door is right for you.


The installation process

When it comes to installing a new garage door, steel wins out over wood. Wood garage doors tend to be quite heavy, which makes them more difficult to install than their steel counterparts. However, worry over the added difficulty of installing a wood door can be avoided by hiring a professional to handle the installation process for you. This will also ensure that your new door is installed properly, regardless of what it’s made of.


Aesthetics

Your garage door is a major contributor to the curb appeal of your property, therefore you want it to look great and match the overall design and aesthetic of your home. The wood garage door is known for being a gorgeous addition to any house. If you choose wood over steel, your new garage door can even increase the property value of your Calgary home. If you prefer a steel garage door, but still want the natural appeal of wood, you can purchase a steel door that has been modeled to imitate the look of wood. Steel can also be painted almost any colour and can easily be fabricated to match the rest of your house. 


Durability

Humidity, rain and heat are all enemies of wood doors. Such conditions can cause warping and damage, therefore wood doors must be refinished every couple of years or so. On the plus side, wood doors are quite strong; it takes a lot for them to be dented or scratched. Steel doors can rust, but this is preventable by applying a polyester coating. They can also be susceptible to scratches and dents. This makes it important to make sure you look into the strength of the material used when selecting a steel door, as stronger steel is not as easily damaged. 


Garage door openers

Both wood and metal garage doors can easily be outfitted with an electronic garage door opener. This is an advantage, no matter which type of door you choose.

Get a new garage door today

If you’re on the hunt for a new garage door in Calgary, look no further than Crowfoot & Cross Town Garage Door Services. Contact us here for advice about your garage door, or to make an appointment. If you’re looking for inspiration, feel free to browse our gallery!

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