Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma CityServing:   Oklahoma City, OK    Edmond, OK    Norman, OK    Yukon, OK     Midwest City, OK


garage doors front of home overhead door logo

The Everything Guide to Fiberglass Garage Doors

Fiberglass garage doors make up a small but growing segment of the garage door market. Knowing the benefits of fiberglass garage doors, as well as the shortcomings, can help you decide whether this type of garage door is right for you.


Fiberglass looks a lot like many other types of garage door materials. It can be given texture to look like wood, or can be completely smooth. It comes in a variety of colors and can be matched to nearly all homes and home exteriors. For homeowners seeking a flexible and attractive garage door type, fiberglass may be the perfect material.


There are many benefits to owning fiberglass garage doors.

  • Reduced wear and tear on the garage door opener. Fiberglass is so lightweight that it’s easy to lift, resulting in less burden on the automatic garage door opener. This can prolong the life of the opener.
  • Easy to paint. Fiberglass is easy to paint, so it can change colors as the house changes colors. This provides homeowners with ultimate flexibility in home design.
  • Very durable in coastal areas, less durable in cold weather climates. Some garage door materials can deteriorate in salty coastal air. Fiberglass is durable and resistant to salt water corrosion. However, fiberglass can crack in very cold environments. In other words, it’s more appropriate in some areas, and less appropriate in others.
  • Insulated. Most fiberglass garage doors are insulated, which helps control the temperature in the garage. For homeowners with attached garages, this can help keep heating and cooling costs down, by reducing drafts between the garage and house.


Fiberglass is a fairly costly material. Standard fiberglass doors cost more than steel, but less than wood. For a homeowner on a budget, fiberglass is a less-than-ideal garage door material. If you’re hoping to keep your garage door installation budget to a minimum, talk to your contractor about installing a steel or aluminum garage door, which is likely to be far less costly.

Contact Your Garage Door Contractor

Fiberglass garage doors are growing in popularity for a reason! Before deciding what kind of garage door is right for you, know the advantages and disadvantages of fiberglass. Talk to your garage door contractor to find out more about fiberglass options and whether fiberglass is right for your needs. Get a quote from a reputable garage door contractor before proceeding with a purchase.

Oklahoma City Overhead Door is happy to help you with your new garage door installation. Call us today to make an appointment for a consultation or to get a quote.

overhead door logo
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.

Ready to Find Your Next Garage Door?

Whether you need help selecting the right garage door for your home or business, or you need to schedule a service appointment — we're here to help.