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Old 05-27-2007, 08:49 PM  
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Garage Doors: Wood, Steel, or Aluminum?

If money weren't an object and you were buying new garage doors, which material would you get and why?

If you have either steel or aluminum, how have they held up and would your recommend them?
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Old 05-27-2007, 08:51 PM   #2
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I don't know shit about this, but I would say, Aluminum, with a steel frame.
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Old 05-27-2007, 08:56 PM   #3
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Wood, it looks swanky.
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:20 PM   #4
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:23 PM   #5
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:34 PM   #6
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:44 PM   #7
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:47 PM   #8
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Fiberglass.
Home-owner's association says "no".
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:57 PM   #9
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We have frosted glass with an aluminum frame. Though, it has to go with a certain kind of architecture.
The bonus is, the garage is BRIGHTER with the door down. When the sun is on that side of the garage, the panels glow and throw light all over the garage.

But if you're looking for a solid door, I'd say aluminum. Steel is probably galvanized or powdercoated, so probably as durable. But regardless of material, I'd say the first thing you should go with is the look you want. What type of architecture is your home? or, what type of look are you trying to achieve. Then go with materials from there.

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Old 05-27-2007, 10:13 PM   #10
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I'd buy high end natural wood doors, but they're high maintenance. I'd buy well insulated metal for low maintenance options.
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Old 05-27-2007, 10:14 PM   #11
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Wood looks nice and sounds nice, but does not wear well. If you get an insulated metal door they are usually of high quality and will last a really long time.
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Old 05-27-2007, 10:15 PM   #12
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Old 05-27-2007, 10:44 PM   #13
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This is the style im talkin about
bunch of millionaires use wood
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Old 05-27-2007, 10:50 PM   #14
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dude, 88tg88, is that your garage?
What kind of Medievel Times house are you sportin??!!
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Old 05-27-2007, 10:53 PM   #15
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dude, 88tg88, is that your garage?
What kind of Medievel Times house are you sportin??!!
No, I have a regular aluminum but my friend has something similar and it looks really nice.
I like yours though the modernish frosted look is nice
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