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Posted on: 21st August 2018

What’s the Best Material for My Garage Door?

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Every property is different and the best choice of garage door material will differ depending on your situation and tastes. We thought we’d take a look at some of the benefits of the four main materials you are likely to be choosing between: wood, steel, aluminium and GRP.


A wooden garage door has a character that other materials sometimes can't compete with. Wood is strong and durable and can withstand significant temperature changes. In countryside or period properties, wood is a natural choice. The wood will need occasional staining to protect your door – especially if you live in a damp climate. However, because the material weathers, over time your door will become unique to your home.


Steel is reliably tough and hard-wearing. Our steel doors are powder-coated with a plastic spray that makes them completely rust-resistant – so they will require very little maintenance. A double steel skinned steel door filled with polyurethane foam will provide excellent insulation for your garage


We supply and install GaraRoll Lite Roller Doors which are manufactured from rust-resistant aluminium laths. They have a compact lightweight design that enables them to be installed in cramped spaces where the ceiling access is limited or there’s no room for door tracks. Available in smooth and deco-paint (timber effect) finishes.


Glass Reinforced Plastic is a modern material that is used in everything from roofing to kayaks! GRP is a highly customisable option. Single panel GRP doors can be constructed in a variety of colours, and you can choose from a range of window options. A GRP panel door is virtually maintenance free.

If you have any further questions at all about what would material would work best for the garage door of your property, please don’t hesitate to contact our showroom on 01603 787069.

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