Steel Doors

Cedar Garage Doors vs. Faux Wood Steel Garage Doors

I receive a lot of calls from homeowners who are interested in replacing their old garage door with either a new custom cedar door or a steel door with a wood veneer finish or composite overlay. In addition to  the material used, there are several differences between these types of doors. Price, maintenance, overall look, and durability are just some of the things to be considered.

We all know one of the primary reasons for adding a custom cedar door to your home: it looks great! They add tremendous curb appeal to your home and they differentiate your home from the rest in your neighborhood. In some cases, a cedar garage door can also add value to your home. Every cedar door we sell is hand-built here in Texas. There are many design options and choices in stain color. You also have the option of having different textures of the wood facing in or out, which gives the door a rustic or modern touch, depending on your taste. Furthermore, wood is a natural sound barrier and it’s naturally insulated so it cuts down on noise and can help reduce excess heat in your garage more efficiently than your standard garage door.

The price of a custom cedar garage door can vary slightly depending on the type of wood and finish that you select. However, it doesn’t necessarily cost more or less than a steel door. The best way to find out if it’s in your budget is to ask us for a quote.

Keep in mind that since all of our cedar doors are custom-built, it may take a bit longer to receive and have available to install. But, all good things in life are worth waiting for. Cedar garage doors also require a different type of maintenance than a standard steel garage door.

A wood-grain veneer insulated steel door is another great choice. There are many options to customize a steel door to get the look you want. You can choose the door design, the decorative hardware, windows and colors. Some steel doors have a composite overlay material molded from actual wood to replicate the wood’s natural texture and unique grain patterns. Steel doors are also low maintenance and depending on the door you choose, can be more economical than some other custom built garage doors.

Which ever way you decide to go, both options will add great curb-appeal to your home! Don’t hesitate to call us if you’d like to learn more about these two types of doors.