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What Is the Best Material For a Garage Door?

Choosing the wrong material for your garage door will cost you time and money. There’s no best garage door material — all have their advantages — but you want to make sure you choose a material that suits your needs. This article will explore the pros and cons of each garage door material, helping you to find your perfect fit.

What is the best material for a garage door?

Steel Garage Doors

One of the most common garage door materials, steel has stood the test of time thanks to its timeless aesthetic and sturdy build quality.

The benefits of steel garage doors include:

  • Reasonably priced, though the price may vary depending on the thickness of the slats
  • Extremely durable
  • Long lasting and requires very little maintenance
  • Available in a wide variety of styles, colours textures and finishes.

Who should choose steel?

Opt for a steel garage door if closely matching the aesthetic of your home is a priority, or if you plan on using your garage primarily for storage.

Timber Garage Doors

The natural warmth and beauty of timber has kept it reigning as one of the most popular garage door materials.

The benefits of timber garage doors include:

  • Excellent insulation
  • A unique, natural look 
  • A sustainable material that is great for the environment

Who should choose timber?

Due to it being an excellent insulator, we recommend opting for a timber garage door if you intend on using your garage as a living area.

GRP Garage Doors

GRP combines glass and plastic to create a composite door that is as beautiful as it is robust.

The benefits of GRP doors include:

  • High resistance to harsh weather conditions and salty sea air
  • Canopy styles for limited headroom applications
  • Doesn’t rust, warp or rot

Who should choose GRP?

GRP is the perfect choice if you live in coastal locations or an area prone to adverse weather conditions.

ABS Garage Doors

ABS is a synthetic thermoplastic famed for being lightweight and low-maintenance.

The benefits of ABS include:

  • Lightweight, while remaining robust
  • Insect and rot-resistant
  • Waterproof
  • Requires almost no maintenance

Who should choose ABS?

Choose ABS if you are looking for a garage door that will work well without having to make any adjustments, upgrades or repairs over the coming years. 

At Doormatic we provide a range of garage doors in various materials, styles and sizes to customers in Surrey, Kent, Berkshire and the surrounding areas. We’ve been in the industry for over 20 years and can help you find your perfect garage door based on your requirements. To find your perfect door and begin transforming your home, get in touch with our team.

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