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Fiberglass vs. Steel Garage Doors—How Do I Choose?

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Jul 8, 2019 1:03:00 PM


There are several components to consider when installing a new garage door. The new door needs to complement the look of your home, enhance its curb appeal, and last for years to come. You’ve narrowed your choices down to fiberglass or steel. Now how do you choose?


Benefits of Fiberglass

If the area where you live experiences harsh weather conditions, a fiberglass door may be the way to go. These doors are made with a steel core that’s molded to a fiberglass surface, so you get the best of both worlds. The combination of these materials helps the door last longer than the usual steel door while also being lighter weight. As an added benefit, fiberglass doors don’t dent as easily as steel ones do. 


A potential downside of a fiberglass garage door is the cost: while less expensive than wood, fiberglass is more costly than steel. According to ImproveNet, the national average cost for a fiberglass door in June 2019 is between $1,150 and $2,030, compared to steel doors, which start at around $750 and top out under $1700.


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Choosing Steel

Homeowners choose steel garage doors again and again because of their durability and cost effectiveness. You can trust steel to last a very long time, particularly if you choose one of ours at WD Door. Our steel garage doors are built with heavy gauge galvanized steel and have some of the highest energy ratings in the industry.


Steel doors require less maintenance and are less expensive than their fiberglass counterparts. You can customize a steel door to match the style and aesthetic of your home. By selecting an insulated door, you can also save on energy bills!


If you’re still unsure whether a fiberglass or steel garage door is best for you, the experts at WD Door in Des Moines can help! Contact us today to discuss options for your new garage door, or click the link below to request a free quote.


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