The Age of Steel

Steel continues to be the most popular material of choice for those buying new garage doors. However, steel garage doors don’t all have to look the same: thanks to advances in paint, laminates and glazing components, you can find the garage door that perfectly complements your home. However, while it might be incredibly flexible when it comes to aesthetics, it offers an awful lot more on top. If you’re considering upgrading your current garage door to a new one, here are some reasons why you might want to choose steel over anything else.

1) Versatility
Despite its inherent strength, steel is one of the easiest materials to shape, allowing it to be an integral part of virtually any garage door design. You’ll find steel is used to make sectional garage doors, around-the-corner garage doors, side-hinged garage doors and even roller garage doors. You’ll even find that many of the components of garage door operating mechanisms are made from steel! Double-skinning a garage door, properly insulate with foam, offer strength, energy-efficiency and noise reduction that tends to be superior to those offered by garage doors made from other materials.

2) Durability
Steel offers durability and resistance. For security purposes, a garage made from steel will stand up better to attempts to ram it, cut through it or break through it than most other materials. In addition, unless you live near the coast or in an area with high salt-saturation in the air, steel will stand up to the elements, with little or no problem at all. If the steel is professionally painted and galvanised, rust shouldn’t be a problem; all you’ll need to do is inspect it a couple of times a year and nip any signs of wear and tear in the bud.

3) Strength
Unlike timber, UPVC, fibreglass and glass-reinforced plastic (GRP), steel can be cut into the required shapes for garage doors, without compromising on its strength. In addition to providing security, choosing a steel garage door will ensure a longer lifespan than a garage door made from a lesser material. As long as you maintain your steel garage door, you can expect it to last for years.

If you’re unsure as to whether or not a steel garage door is for you, give us a ring. We offer garage doors made from a variety of materials and are always happy to help you find the best one for your specific needs and budget.

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