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The Pros and Cons of Wooden Garage Doors

Posted by Steve Bouchard on Apr 5, 2017 12:15:00 PM


Let’s be honest. Wood garage doors can be drop-dead gorgeous. If you’re building a new home or remodeling and would like to update your garage door, you may have considered a classic wooden door. Wood garage doors can add style and class to the home, but are they worth the trouble? Today, we’ll talk about the major pros and cons of wooden garage doors and let you decide if this type of door is right for you.


Pro: Customization

You have endless customization options when designing your wooden garage door. Choose from various types of timber, a color or stain that complements your home, windows if desired, and decorative hardware and accent pieces. You have dozens of paneling design options to choose from as well. You can customize your door to be exactly the way you want it.


Con: Price Haas design guide

Wood is generally more expensive than steel and other types of garage doors. Keep in mind that the more you customize your door, the more it will cost. By keeping the door simpler and more basic, you can keep the price lower.


Pro: Eco-Friendly

Wood is a renewable resource, making it more eco-friendly than most other types of garage doors. Additionally, unlike other types of doors, if a certain portion of your wooden garage door is damaged, you can replace just that portion or an individual panel instead of the entire door.


Con: Energy Efficiency

If your door is attached to your home or a living space, you may be concerned about energy efficiency. Typically, steel is a better insulator than wood. You can, however, choose wood doors that contain insulation. Higher insulation value also adds to the price.


Pro: Timeless

The timeless charm of wood is unparalleled. You can choose from rustic to classic to luxurious, depending on the style you like and the type of home you have.


Con: Maintenance

Wooden garage doors do require regular maintenance. Don’t spend the money on a wood door if you’re not willing to put in the time to keep it up; it won’t be worth your investment. You will need to inspect your door regularly for signs of rotting or damage and periodically reapply a protective coating to weatherproof your door. If you don’t maintain your door properly, it can begin to rot, warp, or chip.


Pro: Strength

If you hit a steel garage door, it could dent. Wood, however, is much less likely to dent or crack because of its hard, tough surface.


If you’re interested in installing a wood garage door for your home, call WD Door in Ankeny! We would love to help you design a door to perfectly suit your home. We also offer aluminum, steel, and fiberglass garage doors. Each door offers its own unique set of benefits. To learn more about various types of garage doors, check out our blog! Click on the button below to request a repair or installation quote for your Central Iowa area home or business.






Topics: residential garage door installation

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