Metal Garage Doors

Metal garage doors are one of the most popular types of garage doors. Steel is the most common metal used, as it has many benefits. It is stronger than wood, aluminum or fiberglass. Steel can have a very nice wood grain finish due to new technologies available. The various coatings applied to steel doors create color and prevent rust. The primary downside of steel garage doors is that they can be dented, and repairing them can be difficult.

Aluminum is another popular metal used for metal garage doors. Durable finishes and wood grain embossing can also be applied to aluminum garage doors. Aluminum doors are popular because they are lightweight and relatively inexpensive. The downside with aluminum is that it is not as strong as steel and dents easily.

Your choice for metal garage doors often comes down to your budget - steel for durability and strength or aluminum for a lower cost and lighter weight. This section contains many helpful tips for you.

Metal Door Ideas And Articles

A metal garage door can change the look and feel of a house. Here are some metal garage door ideas for you to consider. The door can:

  • be the same color as the exterior of your house
  • be given an attractive wood grain finish to complement the house
  • be insulated to help control temperature, save energy costs and reduce noise
  • provide additional security to your home
  • give your home a very distinct and unique look
  • increase the value of your home
  • be fitted with a remote door opener to make it easy to enter
  • come in metals such as steel or aluminum

    There are many more metal garage door ideas which can turn an ordinary house into something special. There are so many alternatives available that you should be able to find the perfect metal garage doors for your home.

    • January 06, 2010

      While steel is typically the choice metal for garage doors, aluminum garage doors have been making more of an appearance in contemporary styled garage doors. Metal garage doors tend to offer the best value and durability for value conscious consumers. Alumin... More >>

    • January 05, 2010

      Metal garage doors have long been the first choice of homeowners looking for affordability and energy efficiency in garage doors. Metal garage doors are now offering another bonus to homeowners - style! With the garage door accounting for up to 30% of the vis... More >>

    • December 23, 2009

      Steel metal garage doors have long been a favorite of homeowners looking for affordability and energy efficiency with a shot of style on the side. But metal garage doors vary in quality, and it's important to choose wisely to make the most of this investment ... More >>


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