The Pros of Real Wood Garage Doors
When someone places their hand and runs it across your garage door and has an involuntary “nice!” reaction, you know you’ve made the right choice. The tactile beauty isn’t even the prime benefit – few options can top the aesthetic premium of well made and properly finished wood garage doors. No faux wood finish can duplicate it, no steel door can touch it. It will not crack or dent like steel, vinyl or aluminum doors.
Their biggest perk is that they can be customized to fit your home and style. You can keep the natural color, or accent it with complementary stains. Varieties include: cedar, fir, oak, mahogany, redwood, tropical hardwood, and even reclaimed wood.
A new, custom-built garage door is not only a big investment, it is also a big part of your home’s curb appeal. A garage door can take up more than 30% of the front view of your home (six times more space than your front door entry). Additionally, a new garage door can:
- Provide up to an 85% return on investment.
- Increase the appraisal value of your home by 1% – 4%.
Wood is an excellent insulator and absorbs sound well, cutting down neighborhood noise pollution. The energy efficiency of a solid wood door lowers heating and cooling costs. And for the environmentally minded owner, few things are as renewable as wood.
There is something timeless about solid wooden doors. Humanity has been using wood for our homes for millennia, and no other material can match it for the authenticity it adds to both historic or conventional designs.