Types Of Garage Doors

Types of Garage Doors for Tampa, Brandon, Lakeland, St. Petersburg, Clearwater & Beyond

Types of Garage DoorsIf you are in the market for a new garage door, it is important to learn about the different types of garage doors available today. Each type and style has its own advantages and disadvantages, which can help you determine which door is best for you.

Types of Garage Doors

Classic Steel: Steel garage doors are often available with or without insulation and can often be painted to match the exterior of any home or business. They are durable and long-lasting, but are also heavy and can be subject to corrosion – especially in the coastal regions of Central Florida.

Traditional Vinyl: Vinyl doors are extremely resistant to dents and other damage, and they are also often insulated with polyurethane for energy-savings. Vinyl garage doors also require very little maintenance. However, they are available in fewer colors and style options.

Full View Aluminum: Aluminum doors are growing in popularity, especially in Florida, for their rust resistance. They are also widely chosen for their color and finish variety, and they can even be combined with glass panels to bring in natural light. Unfortunately, aluminum doors do tend dent easily, so that should be kept top-of-mind prior to scheduling a new aluminum garage door installation.

Wooden: Much like vinyl doors, wood garage doors are often chosen for their versatility. Wood doors can be painted or stained to match nearly any design or taste preference. Drawbacks to wooden doors include their upkeep and cost. Wooden garage doors require more regular maintenance than other options and are also often costlier than vinyl, aluminum and steel garage doors. Still, they are an ideal choice for older homes that would be best suited with traditional materials.

Faux Wood: With faux wood, homeowners can enjoy the look of real wood without the upkeep. Requiring far less maintenance than traditional wooden garage doors, faux wood doors will never warp, rot or split like real wood could. The downside is faux wood doors can be more expensive than other suitable options.

Fiberglass: While not wildly popular, fiberglass doors are oftentimes the best choice for those in coastal communities since they are resistant to the corrosion that is typically found in those regions. They also tend to be poor insulators, which is another reason they tend to be used in beachfront properties or homes in other warm areas.

For more information about the types of garage doors available or to request an appointment for a new garage door installation, contact us today. Discount Garage Doors proudly serves Tampa, Brandon, Lakeland, St. Petersburg, Clearwater and beyond, and our team of experts can help you find a new door to meet your design and budgetary needs.


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