Today’s garage doors are stronger, more secure, better insulated, and require much less maintenance than their predecessors.

In addition, you have many more choices in materials, styles, colors, and window treatments.

Most new garage doors are made of steel backed by rigid-foam insulation.

<h3>Steel Garage Doors</h3>

If you are in the market for a new steel garage door, look for panels made of 24-ga steel for the best durability and for a model with a baked-on primer and polyester topcoat for maximum rust protection.

Another thing to keep in mind is the warranty that comes with it. Warranties for steel garage doors start at 10 years; limited lifetime coverage is not uncommon.

<h3>Plastic Garage Doors</h3>

Like steel, plastic garage doors offer lightweight durability without routine upkeep. Unlike steel though, they are corrosion free, and they operate almost silently. They also contain UV-resistant additives, therefore light-colored versions can take sun without fading.

Plastic doors carry 20-year or longer Warranties.

<h3>Wood Garage Doors</h3>

Once the mainstay garage door material, wood has taken a backseat to other materials in the middle of the market. To a great extent, this is due to the added maintenance and regular painting wood garage doors require. Most wood doors are constructed with a hemlock frame and hardboard panels. But custom doors are often made from solid Douglas fir. The typical warranty for a factory-made wood door is one year; many custom doors are backed for 15 years.

Generally, steel doors are the most budget-friendly with wood and plastic garage doors being more expensive.

Steel garage doors and plastic garage doors also tend to be more safe for families with kids.

If you are in the market to purchase a new garage door in the Youngstown or surrounding Ohio areas, Contact Great Garage Doors for more information.