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Which Material Should I Choose For My Garage Door?

Posted by Andrew Levick on Nov 6, 2018 12:00:00 PM


External features, such as a garage door, are often the first things that a visitor sees and are vital for creating a positive first impression. Here are some tips to help you choose the right style for your home, whether you need to replace a broken garage door or upgrade your current one to boost your property's curb appeal: 

The main options for garage doors are steel, wood and aluminium.  


Galvanised steel is extremely strong and long-lasting and is the most popular option in the UK for garage doors. It is the ideal choice if safety and security are your main concerns. Steel is also very low-maintenance as it will not rust or rot and is available in a wide variety of panel styles and colours. 

Steel is available in different grades,  therefore you have the flexibility to make a decision on the specification that suits your needs and budget.  


Wood is a beautiful natural material that makes for a stunning garage door. Wood looks classic and unique, effortlessly adding a touch of class to your property. It's the number one choice when it comes to improving the curb appeal of your property. 

To optimise the wooden garage doors aesthetic owners regularly apply protective varnishes, stains, and seals in order to maintain their sleek finish. 

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Aluminium garage doors have the same benefits as steel ones however, with the additional benefit of being lightweight. This makes the installation process quick and easy, meaning there will be very little disruption on the day of instalment.  The lightweight material also places less tension on the springs, which means that these doors stand the test of time. 

Additionally, Aluminium doors are well insulated, which in turn will reduce heating costs and increase efficiency. They can also be recycled so they are an environmentally friendly option. 


Once you have selected the material of your garage door, the next thing to think about is the colour. Of course, if you are choosing wood, you may well opt to leave it in its natural state, other than a clear protective varnish. 

Here are some tips for choosing the right colour for your garage door: 

If you're thinking about enhancing the curb appeal of your property, choose a colour that is conservative and in keeping with the surrounding area. You don't have to match it with the colour of your front door or the exterior of your home.

It's also necessary to consider the style of garage door and what function would suit your needs. There are many styles available that allow your garage to be an extension of your home. Think about the period in which your house was built and select a design that is in keeping with the overall look of your property. You can buy garage doors with windows that reflect the windows of the main property, which creates an attractive and streamlined look. 

Choosing a garage door is a very personal consideration and there are a lot of individual facts that need to be considered. For more information and advice about different styles of garage doors, contact Shutter Spec Security who are experts at supplying and fitting all types of garage doors.

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Topics: Garage Door