There are few homes that wouldn’t benefit from the visual impact provided by a wooden garage door. With the range of finishes and colours available, even the most modern of homes can be complemented by the timeless beauty of wood. However, wooden garage doors aren’t for everyone. At the Garage Door and Automation Company, we’ve seen more than our fair share of customers who’ve been advised to buy wooden garage doors, only to discover they weren’t informed about the level of maintenance and care they require. We’ve built our reputation on ensuring that we only provide our customers with the garage doors that are best for them, and with all the information they need to make an educated choice. With that in mind, here’s our guide to the pros and cons of buying a wooden garage door.
There’s no doubting the aesthetic appeal of a wooden garage door and the positive financial impact one can have on the price of your home. However, wood requires regular maintenance, particularly to protect it against the ever-changing British weather. With hot summers, wet autumns and cold winters, wood can expand and contract. Without regular varnishing, wooden garage doors can warp, crack and even rot.
Wood can be one of the most cost-effective options when it comes to buying a new garage door. As with metal doors, it can be double-skinned, to offer extra insulation, improved sound-proofing and greater security. Up and over wooden garage doors are among the most popular, offering good headroom in the garage and a convenient entrance and exit.
When people think of wooden garage doors, they tend to assume that these are best for rustic, characterful or older properties. However, thanks to leaps in garage door technology, you can even buy roller doors that feature wooden panels and slats. Alternatively, other materials, such as aluminium and fibreglass, can be crafted to look like wood, offering all the appearance, without the maintenance. No matter how modern your home might be, there are sure to be colours and finishes in our collection that fit the bill.
With over 30 years’ experience and expertise under our belts, we’re always happy to advise customers on the garage door that’s bet for their needs and budget. Get in touch, today.