STI Garage Door has garage door styles to complement any home. Types of garage doors include minimalistic steel-and-glass designs, wood carriage house doors and insulated vinyl doors. Whether you’re looking for a utilitarian steel door or a custom-made wood door with casement windows, we’ve got garage door styles that work with your budget and design aesthetic.
Steel and Aluminum
Among the different types of garage doors are rust-proof aluminum and sturdy steel. Both materials require almost no maintenance, although each is susceptible to dents. If you want the freedom to change the color of your garage door, steel and aluminum can be painted; however, professional painting is recommended to ensure the paint adheres properly and doesn’t crack.
Fiberglass and Glass
Steel doors with a fiberglass outer layer are moisture-resistant and are well insulated. For homeowners who want wood doors but need a lightweight, low-maintenance alternative, some fiberglass garage door styles mimic the look of real wood.
Glass doors with an industrial look are a trend in modern design, but they lack insulation, and large glass doors may be extremely heavy. Substituting polycarbonate panels for glass reduces the weight.
Wood, Wood Composite and Vinyl
Solid wood is one of the most expensive garage door types, but it’s a material with many customization options. Because solid wood is heavy, it’s often used for carriage house style doors that swing outward, rather than lift upward. High quality wood composite doors are a better option for homes with a single large door, and composite wood is resistant to rot.
Vinyl doors are dent-proof and low-maintenance, and many vinyl garage door styles offer high-efficiency insulation. Vinyl is tinted during the manufacturing process and cannot be painted.
With so many different types of garage doors, you may wonder which one is the best for your home. Our technicians at STI Garage Door can explain the various features of garage doors – cost, insulation, durability, maintenance and design – and help you find the perfect door for your home. We also offer routine maintenance and emergency service, so you can count on us to keep your door working safely.