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Picking the Right Garage Door Material

Published on February 20th, 2018

Being a top garage door installation company near Cicero, we understand that garage doors must be made from durable materials. A garage is like your second home, and garage doors are exposed to the harsh weather conditions year-round. Garage doors can be made from a numerous amount of materials. Read below to pick what garage door material best suits your needs and budget.


This material is appealing to those seeking a more traditional garage-door style. Flat hardboard panels are the cheapest wooden door option while stain-grade wooden doors are on the more expensive side, with the upside of offering more warmth. One downside to wood is the maintenance and refinishing that accompanies it.

Wood Composite

Not to be confused with traditional wood, wood composite is made from recycled wood fibers. This material offers the strength of steel with the looks and textures of wood.


Steel is probably the most popular garage door material. They’re reasonably priced, durable and low-maintenance, making them perfect for the rugged Chicago winters. Make sure you give some thought to insulated doors, as the level of thickness varies amongst garage doors.


Aluminum doors come in many finishes and, unlike steel, do not require wood-grain texture. We commonly personalize doors via powder-coated custom colors. It’s a bit more expensive than steel but it looks more modern and its completely resistant to rust and corrosion. Larger windows work well with aluminum doors as well; think auto-body shops and restaurants.

Whether you need a commercial or residential garage door installation near Cicero, Roberts Garage Door Professionals in Chicago is happy to help you pick the right door for you.

Some information courtesy of The Spruce

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