Because garages are becoming a more and more essential part of the home for many NJ residents, more attention is being paid to the style and material of the garage door. Beyond simply existing as a space to contain a vehicle or two, garages are more frequently being used for storage, as a workspace, even as an extra living space. From steel to wood to fiberglass, different garage door materials offer different benefits and aesthetics, designed to complement the lifestyle of the resident. Installing a new garage door made from the right material can ensure the functionality your demand for years to come.
Types of Garage Doors for Every Kind of Homeowner
At TGS, we have a large variety of residential garage door materials to choose from. Each has its benefits, designed to suit your needs and preferences:
Steel Garage Doors
Of many garage door materials, steel is the strongest, meaning doors constructed from this material tend to be the most durable, less prone to warping and cracking. However, they don’t stand up quite as well to impacts, such as the strike of a basketball, for instance. On the plus side, steel garage doors tend to be the most budget-friendly and are relatively low maintenance. However, steel isn’t the best insulator, so you may need to invest more if you’d like to save energy and reduce noise.
Fiberglass Garage Doors
Fiberglass garage doors offer a greater resistance to dents than steel garage doors. Similarly, homeowners with fiberglass garage doors do not need to worry about salt or water corrosion, making them a great choice for those living near the coast. However, like steel, fiberglass garage doors tend to offer little insulation and their surface can fade from exposure to sunlight.
Aluminum Garage Doors
Aluminum garage doors are lightweight, making them easy to manually lift and control. They also offer better insulation than other garage door materials, and are virtually rust-resistant. However, because of these benefits, aluminum garage doors tend to be more expensive than steel. However, while the initial outlay may be a bit more of an investment, the long-term benefit of opting for an aluminum garage door is that you’ll likely have fewer maintenance costs down the line.
Wood Garage Doors
Wooden garage doors tend be a popular choice for aesthetic purposes. They look beautiful and make a big difference to the curb appeal of a home! Garage doors made from wood also offer impressive insulation, meaning they can be one of the more expensive garage door options. It is important to know, however, that wooden doors tend to require a bit more maintenance than other materials, as wood doesn’t stand up to wet weather conditions as well as some other materials.
Hurricane Garage Doors for Jersey Shore Counties
For those living in New Jersey shore counties, such as Monmouth and Ocean, weather conditions may very well play a big role in your decision. Strong and forceful hurricane winds, salty air, and humidity can all affect the look and appearance of your garage door, meaning some materials may be more preferred than others. TGS Garage and Doors is dedicated to helping these residents install just the right garage door. In fact, we are pleased to offer a selection of coastal garage doors, made from reinforced steel and aluminum, designed to withstand hurricane conditions.
With so many garage door materials and styles to choose from, it can be intimidating to make just the right decision. Thanks to our expertise, TGS Garages and Doors can help you find a garage door that complements your home while maintaining the functionality that your lifestyle demands.
Contact us today to arrange a no-obligation appointment from one of our friendly and knowledgeable representatives