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What’s Better – Wood or Steel Garage Doors?

When you’re thinking about replacing your garage door, there are many options to consider. Picking out materials and styles is sometimes stressful for homeowners. Neighborhood Garage Door Repair has some helpful tips on choosing the right material for your door.

Garage Door Materials

Manufacturers offer different materials when it comes to designing a garage door. Wood and steel materials are two common choices for residential doors. Choosing a material is an important option since your door is a huge investment for your home.

Before you choose a material for your door, you want to make sure it’s the best option for your area. If your region has high winds and harsh weather, you want to pick a durable material. This is why wood and steel are popular options.

Considering Your Options

It’s not only important to think about durable materials, but also about appearance, costs, and other factors. Here are a few things you need to know about the two most popular options.

Wood Doors

Wood doors are beautifully crafted and many homeowners have enjoyed them for decades. Since woods doors look elegant, they will add to the curb appeal of your property. Another great about these doors is that they are easy to customize.

Wood doors do need more maintenance than other materials. If you paint your door, you’ll need to repaint every few years. You’ll also need to add extra insulation in your garage since wood doesn’t insulate as well as other materials.

Steel Doors

Steel is another great option for a garage door. It is a great insulator and durable enough for any weather type. When you’re choosing materials, you need one that will withstand humidity, rain, heat, and more. Steel doors do a great job keeping a controlled temperature in your garage.

Most homeowners may worry about rust on their steel doors. Newer models now have a special coating that prevents rust on your door. If you do notice any rust, it is not difficult to remove.

Pricing Comparison

Affordable pricing is always a factor when it comes to big purchases. Steel doors are usually half the cost of wood materials. This doesn’t include installation costs and other supply fees.

You can also choose to buy a door that is steel but looks just like wood. This faux wood option gives you the benefits of steel while looking like wood. The pricing for the option is different than the other options.


Keeping up with garage doors is as important as any other appliance maintenance. Steel doors do last longer and require less maintenance than wood doors. They also tend to dent or bend over time.

Wood doors are susceptible to termites and wood rot like other wood foundations. They require frequent painting or refinishing to keep up a fresh appearance.

Which Door Is More Efficient?

Another thing homeowners often think about is energy-efficiency. Both wood and steel doors have the ability to increase energy-efficiency. You can choose to have extra insulation in either material.

These are a few things to consider when you’re choosing material for your garage door. The team at Neighborhood Garage Door Repair is always here to help you with your garage door needs.  


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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
~Joyce N

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