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Garage Door Materials: Vinyl, Fiberglass, Aluminum

In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over a couple of the most common and popular garage door materials often purchased by home and building owners today. Steel and natural wood are incredibly popular options for various structures, but they aren’t the only ones available. 

At Overhead Door Company, we’re proud to offer a huge range of garage door materials for both commercial and residential needs, including everything from modern aluminum garage doors to steel, wood and more. Here are some basics on a few of your other top options in the garage door materials world.

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Vinyl Garage Doors

A material that’s exploded in popularity for garage doors over the last decade or so is vinyl, which is a type of durable plastic. Vinyl windows and siding are becoming more and more common, so it makes sense that this would be seen on the garage door as well.

Vinyl is incredibly easy to care for, which means it can also look great with very little effort on your part. This material is so versatile because you’ll find it in a huge range of colors and styles, so you’re sure to find one that will fit your home or building’s aesthetic. It’s also naturally rust-resistant, plus stands up strong against dents.

Fiberglass Garage Doors

If you’re searching for a garage door that’s lightweight and super strong, fiberglass might be the perfect option for you. Fiberglass is a blend of plastic material and a special resin, which means it’s incredibly durable and strong with almost no maintenance needed to keep it looking great.

It also comes in an extensive range of colors, styles and textures — all of which will help you customize it to fit your home or building and enhance its value. In fact, you can even purchase fiberglass doors that have realistic wood grain textures and panels, thanks to the material’s incredibly realistic design.

One tip if you go with fiberglass: You will have to apply a clear protectant every few years to help it resist UV rays and fading.

Aluminum Garage Doors

A newer material that’s becoming increasingly popular for garage doors is aluminum. This metal is lightweight but incredibly strong, making it a great choice if you’re looking for a durable door that won’t add too much extra weight to your opening.

Plus, aluminum comes in a range of beautiful styles and finishes that will really give your garage door a custom look. It’s also rust-resistant and low-maintenance, making it a great option for busy homeowners or business owners.

As you can see, there are a variety of materials to choose from when it comes to garage doors. Not all materials are created equal, so speak to the pros at Overhead Door Company for more information on these or any of our other garage door services today.