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Wood Garage Door vs. Faux Wood: Which One Is Right for You?

So, you want a new garage door for your home – and you’re having a hard time choosing between faux wood and authentic wood. Each material has its own benefits. When it comes to appearance, maintenance and value, there’s something to consider for each type of garage door. Here’s what you need to know when choosing between a wood garage door and a faux wood door.

Maintenance

Natural wood is hygroscopic, which means it absorbs water from the air. When wood absorbs too much moisture over time, it can rot. That’s why real wood needs to be refinished or repainted regularly: the sealant or paint closes the pores in the wood and prevents it from absorbing moisture. Natural wood garage doors need to be refinished every several years, as the sealer wears off.

Faux wood, also known as composite wood, isn’t porous and won’t absorb moisture. This means that if you own a composite wood door, you’ll never have to reseal or repaint your garage door. Simply install the door, then sit back and enjoy its beauty.

Appearance

Nothing is quite so beautiful as a natural wood garage door – except faux wood, which comes close. Faux wood garage doors are so realistic-looking that it’s hard to tell whether the material is natural wood!

If you want the appearance of a wood door without maintenance, a faux wood door will probably be just what you’re looking for. If you don’t want anything less than a real wood door, then Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City can help.

Value

Natural wood and faux wood are both high-value materials. Because they look very similar and are difficult to tell apart, the value difference between these materials is difficult to calculate. Ultimately, if it’s important to install a high-quality garage door in your home, the most effective thing you can do is install a garage door from a quality garage door installer.

Want a Wood Garage Door? Contact Us To Get Started Today

Hire Overhead Door Company of Oklahoma City to get the most value out of your garage door installation. We sell natural wood garage doors and faux wood garage doors to meet the needs of our clients. To learn more, call us today.