Low-Maintenance Garage Doors: Product Features And Material Choices

Garage doors aren’t only a functional part of your home; they add to your property's overall look and feel. However, maintaining your garage doors can be a tedious task. That’s why choosing a low-maintenance model is a wise investment. Here’s a look at five easy-care garage door materials.

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1. Vinyl

    Vinyl is one of the lowest-maintenance garage door materials. Since it doesn’t contain metal, it resists fading, rusting, denting, and cracking. Vinyl garage doors are made of a durable composite material available in various colours, so you don’t have to worry about repainting it every few years.

    The Wayne Dalton Model 8700 is an excellent example of a sleek design that will always be in style. It has superior energy efficiency, soundproofing, durability, and rigidity. The Model 8700 is coated with a UV-resin containing special polymers to protect it from harmful solar rays. It also features twin 20-gauge steel C-channels that run the length of each panel and are anchored to the interior steel stiles for added strength.

    2. Copper

      Copper garage doors are a premium yet low-maintenance garage door material. Over time, copper develops a rich patina, or surface film, that protects it from wear and tear. Copper is also rot-proof and corrosion-resistant and doesn’t require painting or refinishing.

      At Creative Door Services, we carry Martin Door’s elegant copper garage doors. Every door is made of 99.9 per cent pure copper. Martin’s innovative window design provides proper wood grain direction and exact colour match. All doors are insulated for thermal efficiency, noise reduction, durability, and minimal upkeep.

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      3. Fibreglass

        Fibreglass garage doors are rust-resistant and less prone to denting and cracking than other materials. Fibreglass doesn’t expand or contract with rapid temperature changes and won’t rot or warp when exposed to moisture. This makes fibreglass garage doors suitable for cold climates. Furthermore, fibreglass garage doors provide numerous design options.

        For example, if you want an upscale look, Wayne Dalton’s Designer Fibreglass garage doors feature beautiful faux woodgrain panels. They offer the warm and inviting look of wood without the upkeep.

        4. Aluminum

          Aluminum garage doors are naturally rust-resistant and perform well in corrosive environments like coastal communities. Aluminum doors are also lightweight, making them easier to install. This also puts less weight on the door opener’s springs, making it last longer and require fewer repairs.

          We carry the Wayne Dalton Model 8800, which comes with an aluminum frame made with an anodized or powder coat paint finish. The insulated aluminum rails and stiles are filled with liquid polyurethane foam and designed with clean edges and straight lines for a contemporary esthetic. The door has an R-value between three and 4.5 and a flexible vinyl bottom seal to help prevent dirt and elements from entering your garage and reduce air infiltration and drafts.

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          5. Steel

            With modern advancements in coatings and finishes, steel garage doors are resistant to rust, cracking, fading, and the effects of harsh weather conditions. Plus, they’re strong enough to defend against break-ins, physical damage, and daily wear and tear.

            For homeowners that need a durable and long-lasting garage door, it doesn’t get much better than Wayne Dalton’s 9100-9605 model garage doors. These doors feature a steel polyurethane ToughGard® backer to keep the heat in and the cold out. Model 9605 doors up to eight feet high have an R-value of nine, and doors over eight feet tall have an R-value of 10.

            Planned Maintenance Program: Extend the Life of Your Garage Door

            At Creative Door ServicesTM, we understand that your garage door is an investment in your home’s value and security. Our planned maintenance program is designed to help extend the lifespan of your garage door.

            Once you sign up for the program, one of our expert technicians will regularly visit your home to inspect your garage door and ensure it’s working well. They’ll be able to detect minor problems before they become major ones, thereby saving you from prematurely investing in a new system.

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            Low-Maintenance Garage Doors in Western Canada

            Are you tired of dealing with a flimsy garage door that requires constant maintenance? Look no further than Creative Door ServicesTM. Our selection of durable and easy-to-care-for garage doors is unmatched in Canada. Not only do we offer a wide range of standard options, but we can also help you design the custom garage door of your dreams.

            Contact us today for a free quote or to schedule a consultation and discover why we’re the go-to choice for residential garage doors in Canada. We have eight locations from which we’re happy to serve you. You can find us in Kelowna, British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Fort McMurray, Alberta; Regina, Saskatchewan; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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