Steel vs. Wood Garage Doors

steel vs wood garage door

When it’s time to choose a garage door, you have two major choices: steel or wood. It’s easy to tell the difference between steel and wood garage doors, but it’s not always easy to know which one is right for you and your home. Here’s a look at the difference between steel and wood garage doors to help you make the right choice.

Benefits of a Wood Garage Door

The main benefit of a wood garage door, is, of course, its appearance. Wood doors have a classic look that can greatly enhance the look of your home’s exterior and improve curb appeal.


  • Beautiful and classic look
  • Enhanced curb appeal (added home value)
  • Resistant to impact

If maintained properly, they can last a lifetime. Wood garage doors are fairly resistant to impact, although they are, of course, vulnerable to fire.

Benefits of a Steel Garage Door

While they don’t have the classic, natural look of wood, they can be painted just about any color to fit with the décor of your home. They are much more durable than wood doors, and much lighter.


  • Ability to paint to match home decor
  • Extremely durable
  • High-rated insulation traits
  • Little maintenance required

They are also usually better insulators. Another big advantage of steel vs. wood garage doors is that steel doors require very little maintenance.

Steel vs. Wood Garage Doors

Alternative Garage Door Materials

A third option is an aluminum garage door. These are like steel doors but are cheaper to install and easier to maintain. However, they often do not have the durability of steel or wood doors.

But what if you want the ease and convenience of a steel door with the great natural look of a wood door? There is another option. Quality Overhead Door sells doors that combine the best qualities of steel doors with the look of natural wood. To everyone but those giving your door the closest scrutiny, your door will appear to be a classic wood door. You’ll know, however, that you have a door that is mostly steel, giving you the insulation, low-maintenance and durability of a steel door inside a classic wood look.

Quality Overhead Door Has the Garage Door You Need

Whether you like the idea of a composite door, are happy with steel or aluminum, or only wood will do, Quality Overhead Door in Toledo can install just the garage door you’re looking for. We have a full line of doors from top name brands like Clopay®, CHI and Wayne Dalton.

Find Your Perfect Garage Door With Quality Overhead Door Today

If you’re still struggling between choosing the benefits of a wood door or a steel garage door, or you’re not sure if one of the alternatives are right for you, Quality Overhead Door can help. Give us a call at 419-578-8700, and we’ll go over the relative advantages of each type of garage door and all of the great door options we have for you. We’ll figure out and install the type and look of garage door that is the perfect fit for your home.

If you do know which type of door is your perfect garage door and are ready for us to come down and install it, we service a wide area of Northwest Ohio and southeast Michigan. Contact us today for a free estimate or to request garage door installation service.

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