Are steel garage doors for you? Obviously, that depends. There are numerous advantages, but there are also a few drawbacks. Here are some pros and cons to consider when thinking about steel as a material for your new garage door installation.
Pros: Durability, Weather Resistance
Sure, it’s possible to dent steel, but steel doors tend to be fairly strong. Overall, they hold up better than wooden doors and require less maintenance. And yes, steel doors can better survive the harsh winter storms we tend to get in Sacramento, California. The dents that steel doors tend to get can easily be popped out with easy DIY garage door repair techniques that require a few household tools.
And while steel doors can be prone to rust, this can be avoided by regularly applying a moisture sealant.
Cons: Energy Efficiency
On the downside, steel doors tend not to be very energy efficient. This can be a problem if the door is connected to your home. Since your garage door will be warmer, so will your house. Your AC will have to work extra harder to cool the interior, which means higher electric bills.
This can be mitigated by installing an insulated steel garage door, an option we’d recommend in Sacramento, California.