For some homes, real wood garage doors are the only way to achieve the perfect facade. Especially for more classical home designs, wood doors are sometimes the only product that can provide a completely natural look. Besides, there isn’t really any building material that can compare with the natural beauty of wood. Whether its painted or stained, wood has a texture and quality that just can’t be matched– even by the best synthetics. The beauty does come with a price though, since wood is generally more expensive than other building materials, but for many it is worth the extra dollars.
Wood doors can also sometimes be a little bit tricky to take care of because wood is generally sensitive to the elements. Heat can cause warping, water can cause swelling, and stains/paints are subject to chipping. Over time, even the best treated wood doors can begin to show signs of weathering and aging. Though, it is important to note that wood weathering is a preventable condition. Proper care and maintenance can ensure that your wood doors continue to have the same beauty that they were installed with.
Additionally, if signs of weathering occur, it is usually treatable as long as the wood hasn’t been left unattended for a long period of time. There are several reasons why wood isn’t for everyone. For homeowners that like the look of wood, but don’t anticipate having the extra time for maintenance, there are alternative materials available. Also, for garages that might require special conditions like additional insulation, an alternative like foam-injected doors might be a better choice. However, there really is no other building material that can give you the exact look and feel of real wood doors.
At Crawford Doors, we have the experience to make sure that your home has the best quality wood doors. We also have the knowledge to help you maintain those doors so they continue to look as good as the day they were installed. Our expert team can also assist you with getting the perfect custom design to give your property the exact look that you are going for. Whether you’re looking for the classic garage door, or the more traditional barn door feel, our doors will be the perfect accent for your property. Feel free to contact us anytime if you have any questions about wood garage doors and if they are the best choice for your property. We also have many alternative materials available if wood doors aren’t the best fit for you!