Choosing the right garage door is about more than just function. Whether you like it or not, your garage is one of the dominating visual features of your home. Choosing one that doesn’t suit your style will detract from your home’s curb appeal. Luckily, garage doors are more customizable than ever before, so your primary concern should be about picking the right material for your door. Here are some of the pros and cons of steel garage doors.

The Pros:dreamstime_358621

  • Steel garage doors are incredibly durable. They are more resistant to temperature and weather changes than wood and aluminum options and won’t warp or expand due to changes in humidity.
  • These doors incredibly eco-friendly. Steel doors are often made from 80% recycled steel and if you ever need to replace your door, the material is completely recyclable.
  • Depending on your needs, steel doors can provide enough insulation to keep your garage a temperature controlled area. If you’re looking to transform your garage
    into a living area, steel doors make a fantastic choice for insulation and soundproofing.
  • They’re long lasting and do not require the same amount of maintenance that wood doors require. As long as you maintain the garage door opener and keep the finish of your door in good repair, your steel garage door should last as long as you need it to.
  • The designs are extremely customizable. If you like the look of wood, steel doors can be textured and painted to look like a handcrafted wood door.

The Cons:

  • Steel can rust when not properly treated or painted.
  • Steel garage doors can dent easily and may be damaged by flying debris in severe weather.
  • Cheaper options may be more unattractive than similarly-priced aluminum and wood doors.

Contact Lifetime Garage Doors for more information on the right type of garage door for your home. From garage door installation to simple repairs, we can help with all your garage door needs.