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Garage Doors: Wood vs. Steel

Comparing one product to another is always an interesting exercise. Sometimes it only matters which one is cheapest. Sometimes it only matters which one looks a certain way. Sometimes you try to determine which one is going to annoy you less as time goes on. And most of the time, you are considering some variation of all of these things at the same time to see which one checks the most boxes. Today we are going to look at one of our favorite topics, garage doors, and compare two different styles: wood vs. steel.


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There’s no way around this one, steel doors are cheaper. The material is cheaper, it’s lighter weight so the shipping is cheaper, and generally the maintenance is cheaper.


However, while wood garage doors are more expensive, you get a certain timeless style with them that steel can never perfectly replicate. To be fair, steel doors can come in beautiful designs and tones to give them the appearance of wood. But if you want the real thing, then wood is the way to go.


Wood doors are heavy and strong. They also provide natural insulation. However, they will need to be inspected for rot and mold and generally do best in mild climates. Extreme heat, cold, or moisture can cause the wood to expand, contract, and warp over time. Steel doors work better in all climates, though they will need to be kept clean to prevent rust and corrosion, particularly in climates where salt is used as a de-icer.


All in all, steel garage doors are economical, all purpose, and generally unfussy. However, as mentioned before, wood garage doors provide a certain look and style that can’t be replicated in any other way. If you are in the market for a new garage door and are trying to decide which Raynor door is right or you, please let Gateway FS Construction Services know. Give us a call at 866-551-3454, and let our specialists help you find exactly what you are looking for. We look forward to providing you the best customer service experience.