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Fiberglass Garage Door Vs. Wooden Garage Door: Which One is Right For You?

When the time comes to get a garage door, many homeowners must decide: which type of material? The variation in garage door material makes this decision an important one. The type of material you choose for your garage door can have an effect on garage door security, maintenance, appearance and functionality. Choosing the right door can lead to years of happiness with your garage.

Fiberglass Garage Door Pros and Cons

Fiberglass doors are relatively lightweight, so they’re easy to operate even without your automatic garage door opener. In fact, the weight of the door puts less wear and tear on your automatic garage door opener, so your equipment can last longer.

Fiberglass can easily be molded to match the texture of wood grain, if that’s an aesthetic choice you like. It can also be painted to match the color of wood grain, so that from a distance, your garage door will look like it’s made of wood.

What are the disadvantages of fiberglass?

Fiberglass can crack in times of extreme temperature and during freeze/thaw cycles. Fiberglass is also easy to dent, and many would say that it’s less secure than some other types of garage door.

Wooden Garage Door Pros and Cons

Nothing matches the beauty of hardwood. The variations in color and textures found in wood grain doors are unparalleled. When your garage door is made of real wood, that becomes abundantly clear to everyone who passes by your home.

Wood is very sturdy and secure. And, for homeowners who like style and beauty, wooden garage doors are perhaps the most attractive option on the market.

Of course, there are down sides. Wood requires a lot of maintenance that other types of garage doors do not. Every few years, it must be sanded down and stripped of its finish, then a new finish must be applied. If this is not done, wood can start to rot. Wood is also vulnerable to pest infestation. If it is compromised by termites, it may need to be repaired or replaced.

Which One is Right for You?

When trying to decide between one type of garage door and another, consider your budget and the amount of maintenance you can put into your garage door. Wooden doors, while beautiful, tend to cost more than fiberglass. Wooden doors also require a lot of maintenance that many other doors do not. If you have a sizable budget and time to perform maintenance, consider a wood door.

Fiberglass can be affordable and functional, but also shorter lived than some other types of garage door materials. If you’re on a budget, or if you have little time to perform garage door maintenance, fiberglass may be the garage door for you.

Contact Your Garage Door Technician for a Quote

At Overhead Door of Oklahoma City, we’ll provide a free quote to you for garage door replacement. Contact us today to find out more about buying a new garage door for your home.

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Kristen Mangum
Kristen Mangum
Friendly customer service. Bought a hard to find remote for an old garage door opener. Opener has 3 buttons so I can program both doors to it. Easy to find location right off 29th St.
Robert Ballinger
Robert Ballinger
Great people
Betsy Chronister
Betsy Chronister
I was given a very fair quote. A week later a tech came and installed. Then came back to install lock. Tech was very professional and polite. Spen time with me making adjustments to my liking. I totally recommend Overhead door to my fellow Okies.
Hendrix Morrow
Hendrix Morrow
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
Sandy Molleda Molleda
Sandy Molleda Molleda
A very good place for a new garage door and a new remote.
John Ehrhardt
John Ehrhardt
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.

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