A garage door is one of the most prominent features of your house; therefore, you should ensure that you buy the right door that will accentuate the design of your house. Garage doors are usually made from three main materials: wood, steel and aluminum.
Wooden doors are usually elegant looking-if they are well constructed. And as a result of this they tend to greatly increase the value of your house. Although, the doors are usually elegant looking, they tend to require frequent refinishing and repainting which can be quite expensive on your side.
If you are looking for tough, but easy to maintain doors, you should go for steel doors. Although, the doors tend to be tough and require little maintenance, their main drawback is that they tend to easily rust; therefore, you need to touch up scratches promptly.
To reduce the chances of scratches and dents developing in your doors, you should use 24-25 gauge panels instead of the common 27 or 28 gauge panels.
Aluminum doors are quite popular and they are preferred by many people because they are usually rugged and rust-proof. While this doors are rust proof, their main drawback is that they tend to be expensive.
For example you can find a door going for as high as $10,000. Although, the doors are usually expensive, there are some less expensive doors which have frames and panels made of other materials such as polyethylene.