With so many garage door materials, designs and colors, it can be hard to determine which garage door is truly the best of the best. Many homeowners prioritize durability, low maintenance, quiet operation, and design, and the doors that check off all these boxes are vinyl composite and wood composite. Second to none, these materials are a no-brainer for homeowners who want doors that will look great and function perfectly for years to come.
Vinyl composite and wood composite are incredibly durable and can stand the test of time. Whether you experience all 4 seasons in the Northeast, or live on the sunny seacoast of Florida, these made-for-outdoor materials can withstand the elements. They are also resistant to denting and scratching, as well as rust, fading, warping, and corrosion unlike other materials.
These doors are great for homeowners who want the look of a wood door, without the annual maintenance. Vinyl composite and wood composite can be factory finished with any paint color or hand painted to look like a stained wood door . Either way, you can match your home’s exterior and the finish will last for many years to come without needing to be refinished.
The construction of vinyl composite and wood composite garage doors consists of 3 layers, a front layer of the material, insulated interior, and a solid back. Aside from being the most durable type of construction, this also ensures your door operates quietly as it opens and closes. Unlike noisy steel which can bang and creak as it moves along the track, these composite materials are naturally quiet and part of the best combination for a silent garage door.
Though they do come in many standard designs to choose from, the versatility of vinyl composite and wood composite allows them to be completely customizable to any of your design specifications. During manufacturing, the chosen design is routed into the material, creating the desired look, so your door will be the original one on the block. Additionally, the windows of these materials are often simulated divided lites, which means the window section is made of the same material as the rest of the door, unlike the window inserts that are added onto stamped steel doors. Simulated divided lites allow for a larger window panel, which increases your home's curb appeal and allows more natural light into the garage.
If these vinyl composite or wood composite garage doors aren’t in your budget, there are so many other options, such as steel garage doors or a garage door with overlays! Or if you really want a real wood garage door, check out these custom garage door designs.
GARAGE DOOR PRICES BY CATEGORY
Traditional Uninsulated Steel - Reliable and maintenance free, traditional steel garage doors can match any home’s exterior.
Upgraded Design & Insulation - The same durable steel you know and love with more updated and stylish designs.
Contemporary Doors with 3 Layers of Stability - Recognized by their clean lines and crisp design, contemporary garage doors offer a unique curb appeal.
Vinyl and Wood Composite - Extremely customizable vinyl and wood composite garage doors with virtually no maintenance makes this door a top choice for homeowners.
Glass Garage Doors - Achieve a simple minimalist look on your home without sacrificing beauty with a glass garage door.
Wood Garage Doors - The craftsmanship put into wood garage doors simply can’t be beat, and neither can their beauty!