Pros and Cons Of a Wood Garage Door

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Wood and metal garage doors will both perform the same way, however, metal garage doors are slightly stronger. They are stronger in the event of an impact or accident, but there are several benefits to a metal door over a wood one.

 

Pros: I love the rustic look of a wood garage door, especially when it is made from local hardwoods like basswood. Plus, with the right kinds of woodwork tools, I can generally do this myself. Plus, it’s an easy project to make.

 

Con: Wood garage doors come with pros and cons. In the first place, you don’t have to go out and buy any hardwoods. Most woods are cheap and can be found at your local lumberyard, where you can pick up 4-inch by 4-inch timbers for about $4.00 per piece.

 

Reasons to build a wood garage door are manifold and you are sure to find some compelling reasons that you will apply if you choose this plan. For a garage door, a substantial amount of time can be invested in the hardware. You will need a carpenter to do all the design work. You can consider buying a door that fits the existing yard that you can customize and fit your own style.

 

A steel garage door will need to be secured and attached to a steel door in order to operate.

 

Doors of steel make for a more high-end style of the garage door. A ceramic tile door will surely have a softer and slightly warmer look that will not please all sorts of users.

 

There are a lot of advantages to building a wood garage door. I don’t have space to list all of them, but this video should give you an idea.

 

Cost

 

Since wood costs are so much less than other materials, a wood garage door is almost always less expensive than metal. Many homeowners are willing to make the tradeoff, and the savings can add up.

 

Risks

 

The wood construction involves so many hidden potential problems that the homeowner will be taking on all by themselves. It takes skill and experience to build a quality wood garage door, and a bad contractor will almost always make mistakes.

 

Benefits of Wood Garage Door Privacy Wall System

 

Modular garage doors make it easy to install. Simply screw on the door and your done! (Wall mounted version should require two additional screws.)

 

Wood garage door privacy system creates a natural wood look without adding much to the overall appearance of your garage.

 

Overall, there is a minimal amount of paint that is used to cover wood trim, using natural birch wood and aluminum instead.

 

Small cost savings for anyone switching from wood trim to aluminum.

 

Other benefits include the following:

 

The cost for some materials such as your ceiling finish (or stain) can be reduced

 

Installation is extremely easy.

 

Here are some of the downsides of building your own wood garage door:

 

Upgrading to a solid wood door is more expensive than upgrading to a …

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