In part one of this two-part blog, we went over some of the basic differences between wood and faux wood garage doors. While these products are almost identical in the way they look outwardly, they’re very different when it comes to everything from interior material to cost, maintenance needs and more.
At Crawford Door Sales, our selection of wood garage doors is unmatched. In today’s blog, we’ll look at some of the qualities, benefits and drawbacks of faux wood garage doors, plus some important considerations to make as you choose which option to go with.
Benefits of Faux Wood Garage Doors
- Cost: One of the primary benefits of faux wood garage doors is their cost in comparison to actual wood doors. While the latter can be pricier, the former are more affordable despite being available in many of the same colors and styles. Because faux wood doors are not custom made while true wood doors are, the savings here also extends to the time you have to wait to receive your door.
- Installation: Faux wood doors can be easier and quicker to install, important for homeowners looking to install their own door.
- Durability and practicality: Faux wood garage doors have a steel interior, and this stops temperature and various elements in their tracks. These doors are also tough to crack or damage, meaning they don’ become susceptible to moisture, rot and other water damage.
- Limited maintenance: Faux garage doors do not require painting, sanding or re-sealing like many wood doors do, and are incredibly simple to maintain.
Drawbacks of Faux Wood Garages
- Cost compared to other materials: As we noted above, the upfront cost of a faux wood garage door is far lower than that of a true wood door. But they’re still often more expensive than doors made from other materials entirely, based on their combination of steel plus wood.
- Not customized: Faux wood garage doors are not customizable, while true wood doors are.
- Varying appearance: Some less expensive faux wood garage doors may look fine from far away, but as you get closer, you can sometimes really see or feel the gaps in quality. Some previous wood garage door owners say their new faux options don’t quite look or feel like real wood, though many options are available that bridge this gap significantly.
Making Your Choice
Whether you’re choosing between wood and faux wood or also considering other material options for your garage door, take care in your research and selection process. Drive by a number of homes with different door styles you might be considering, and look for samples that you can touch and look at up close while you make your decision.
For more on choosing between wood and faux wood garage doors, or to learn about any of our residential or commercial garage door services, speak to the pros at Crawford Door Sales today.