DID YOU KNOW? All of our technicians are employees of Overhead Door. We never use subcontractors!

DID YOU KNOW? All of our technicians are employees of Overhead Door. We never use subcontractors!

Mid-Atlantic Door Group Inc. Distributors of Overhead Door Corp.

Fiberglass Garage Doors vs. Steel Garage Doors

Garage doors are an important part of any home’s aesthetic. They are one of the first things that people see when they visit your home, and one of the last things they see as they leave. So, having the right garage door is essential for your home’s exterior beauty.

There are many different materials from which garage doors can be made. Steel garage doors are the most common type of American garages, and are usually what people think of when they think of garage doors. This type of garage door has lasted so long because of its durability and dependability. All steel garage doors are painted with special polyester paint that helps increase its longevity and help the door withstand fading.

A main reason steel garage doors are so popular because they can be easily customized to fit any number of styles and tastes. The door surface is smooth and even, making painting a fairly simple process. These garage doors also come in a variety of finishes, including a wood grain finish. This allows homeowners to have their own unique and stylish set of garage doors without the price of real wooden or carriage doors.

Fiberglass doors offer a reasonable alternative to the traditional steel doors. This type of door is a steel door that is specially sealed with a fiberglass coating. The coating helps strengthen the doors, making them last longer than the traditional steel doors. Like steel doors, fiberglass doors can come with a wood finish, and provide a cost-efficient way to have the look and feel of wooden garage doors without the cost or maintenance.

Additionally, fiberglass garage doors are insulated, which helps keep homeowners’ heating and cooling costs down by preventing heat loss and gain. Fiberglass doors both keep out noise and produce less noise, making them the perfect choice for busy neighborhoods.

Your home’s garage doors should be one of the most visually pleasing aspects of your home, and with so many styles available, there is something to match any aesthetic. Steel garage doors are the traditional choice, but offer several color styles and are very easily maintained. Fiberglass doors are an energy-saving alternative, and make the perfect choice for newer, more modern homes.

No matter what your taste is, there is a garage door style available for you and your home. Contact us today to for a free estimate on your new garage door!

About The Author | Justin White

Justin White is the VP of Marketing for Mid-Atlantic Door Group, Inc. The company opened in 1973 and now consists of (3) official Overhead Door™ Distributors and (8) warehouse locations throughout Maryland, DC, Virginia and Pennsylvania. Justin was born into the door industry, ultimately following in his father's footsteps and joining the family owned business in 2011. After spending time in the field with fellow mechanics, Justin found his niche in marketing, along with a specialty in residential garage door sales, installation, and service.

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Since 1973, Mid-Atlantic Door Group, Inc. has been providing Washington DC, Suburban MD, Frederick MD, Southern MD, Northern VA, Fredericksburg VA, Richmond VA, Harrisburg PA, Hanover-York PA, and the surrounding areas with the most reliable and trusted garage door services. These services include new door sales, professional installation, and 24/7 garage door repair services on all makes and models.

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