Many people still prefer wood garage doors for a myriad of reasons. Even though metal garage doors have received a lot of positive press in recent years, wooden garage door have received some negative press. However, there are instances where you’ll want to install wooden garage doors and not any other. In this article we’ll look at what advantages wood offers over other materials.
We know that the majority of Americans care deeply about the environment. So, everyone wants to use a material that’s environmentally friendly and so wood is an excellent material in this regard. Wood is a renewable resource and is thus a sustainable material. Not to mention that under the right conditions it can last for decades. Many garage door manufacturers use sustainable practices when it comes to sourcing the wood and manufacturing the resulting doors.
Sure wood comes from trees but that does not make it necessarily bad especially if the resulting garage door lasts you a few decades.
Add Curb Appeal
The reason why homeowners consider wood and not other materials is because of wood having timeless beauty. There is a certain elegance about wood which makes it hard to match even with the best aluminum and steel garage doors. Installing wood can thus boost curb appeal. Even if you have a detached garage door people can still see it directly from the road so it will without a doubt have a positive impact on the value of your property.
You should also consider the fact that the return on investment on a garage door in the South Atlantic region of America is above 93% percent on average. So, with a wooden garage door your return on investment is going to be huge regardless of the design so as long as it looks good.
Even though just about every wood garage door will work to improve a home’s aesthetic appeal some may do a better job than others. You need to find a garage door that ties the garage’s appearance with the overall design of the home. The good news is that there are a myriad of garage doors out there so it is easy to find one that suits your home perfectly. That said you can also choose a basic design and then have the door customized including paint, staining, etc.
Apart from being sustainable and very attractive wood is also durable. It has a strong surface and is not as easily vulnerable to dents like metal is. That means if your kids love playing soccer outside unlike a steel garage door you don’t have to worry about the ball leaving sizable dents in the door. Though the only thing you’ll have to deal with are slight marks on the wood surface. Depending on the finishing you may not have to deal with any type of marks either.
If you need help choosing a wood garage door our team of experts can help you with it and we can help with our professional garage door installation too.