When it comes to replacing a garage door, there are endless possibilities. But one of the biggest decisions homeowners face is deciding what material best suits their needs. Wood and steel garage doors are typically the most popular. But as with all garage doors, each has their own pros and cons.
Because a new garage door is an investment, you’ll want to make sure you’ll be happy with it for years to come. In today’s blog, we’ll help you make a decision based on your budget, maintenance, and design preferences.
Wood garage doors don’t require much upkeep. But to keep them looking their best, they’ll need to be periodically refinished. Keep in mind that wood garage doors are also heavy, and the added weight can strain automatic opener motors. So, be sure and install an opener with adequate horsepower.
As far as price goes, wood garage doors typically cost more because of the difference in raw materials — and because the doors are more labor-intensive to create. The doors are created in layers, and the sheets (which are also called plies) help prevent it from warping while increasing the door’s natural insulation.
For craftsman homes or anyone who enjoys the intricate grain of wood, our Wayne Dalton 7100 series is a fantastic choice. This series features nine panel designs, skillfully crafted with an authentic 1 5/8” stile and rail construction on a hemlock frame. It also combines the convenience of modern sectional doors with the classic look of carriage house style.
Our 7100 series can be tailored to your choice of stain-grade or paint-grade. Specific models like 7101-7104, can even be color matched to your home for a custom look. The 7105 model specifically comes with a hemlock raised panel service that can be stained or painted as well. But keep in mind, not all wood types are available for all models.
For the finishing touch to your new garage door, be sure and explore our decorative hardware — made from black powder coated steel. We also have knockers, corner brackets, and clavos to further compliment your home’s craftsman style.
Perhaps one of the greatest perks of the 7100 series is Wayne Dalton offers a one-year limited warranty. So, if you experience any garage door problems — you can count on the Sunwest and Wayne Dalton partnership to fulfill your needs.
Looking for a trusted garage door company in California? From repairs to replacement and new home installs, our team at Sunwest can take care of your garage door problems in the blink of an eye. For a free in-home estimate, reach out to us at (714) 528-5670 and we’ll jumpstart your home improvement project today!