In recent years, several new materials have begun to replace traditional door of entry of wood. Steel and fiberglass garage doors are among the most popular choices of doors today in day, thanks to its relative strength and durability, especially when compared with wood. Consumers may find it difficult to choose between these materials for their similar qualities, but a careful examination will reveal some subtle differences between the steel doors and fiberglass.
Most fiberglass garage doors have an integral color extending through the thickness of the door. If these doors are scratched or worn, the damage is not very noticeable. Steel doors, on the other hand, are painted in the factory or during installation. If a steel door dents or scratches, damage is quite remarkable because the natural color of the metal will be noticed. Fiberglass requires little or no maintenance.
One type of gateway fiberglass garage doors is those with simulated wood grain. These doors offer the look of wood without the maintenance of it. While steel doors can also be embossed to look like carved wood, they will never be as realistic as fiberglass versions. However, for panel or flush doors, steel doors both as fiberglass have a very similar appearance and may be difficult to distinguish from afar.