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Garage Doors: Type of Material, Insulation Factors to Consider

Garage doors can be made in a variety of materials. Each has distinct advantages and cost considerations. Wooden doors have a natural beauty, but tend to be more expensive and have more upkeep. You should expect to sand and repaint a wooden door every few years. Steel doors are more economical, but tend to dent easily. Fiberglass doors require minimum maintenance beyond an occasional wash down with a hose, but tend to be more expensive. You should also consider if you want an insulated door. This can cut down on heating and cooling costs. The quality and thickness of the insulation will depend on the R-value you choose — the higher the better.