Steel is one of the most common garage door materials. It is reasonably priced and benefits from many properties that lend it to outdoor use. These include its durability, low maintenance, and aesthetic appeal. Steel can also be manipulated to suit the style of your home, including mimicking a wood pattern with a special coating or being painted any colour you wish!
Compared with natural wood, steel is significantly lighter, stronger, more practical and easier to maintain. However, when compared with wood, a few things to consider are that steel garage doors require fitted insulation and are vulnerable to dents and corrosion. To maintain and extend the life of your steel garage door, we recommend cleaning it to remove any dirt and grime at least twice a year.
Advantages Of Steel
- Low maintenance.
- Extremely durable.
- Available in various styling options and available in an array of colours, textures and finishes.
- It is reasonably priced.
Disadvantages Of Steel
- Prone to becoming dented.
- It needs additional insulation to retain heat.
- It can become prone to rust and corrosion, primarily if scratches and scrapes aren’t dealt with quickly.