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.

The Ultimate Wood Garage Door Guide

Wood garage doors remain a top choice for many homeowners due to their unique blend of aesthetic appeal, durability, and functionality. Their natural beauty and customizability allow for a high degree of personalization, enhancing a home’s curb appeal with a warm, rich look that can be tailored to any architectural style.

In this article we will cover the top choices for wooden garage doors in 2023.

The Traditional Wood Collection By Overhead Door™

traditional wood garage doors on large home
Choosing the Traditional Wood Collection for your garage doors from Overhead Door™ offers several advantages. First and foremost, these wooden garage doors are naturally sophisticated, adding a touch of elegance to any home. The collection is environmentally friendly, demonstrating a commitment to sustainable construction practices. This is not only good for the planet but also adds value to your home.

The wooden doors in this collection are hand-crafted, providing a distinctive look that enhances curb appeal. The customization options are plentiful, with a variety of window options and embellished hardware to choose from. This allows homeowners to tailor the doors to their specific aesthetic preferences, ensuring a perfect match with the rest of the home’s exterior.

The construction of these doors is robust and designed to last. The door sections are made of 1-3/8” thick finger-jointed wood rails and stiles, with the option for solid stain-grade rails and stiles. The mortise and tenon joints are glued and steel-pinned, increasing strength and durability. The shiplap section design ensures a weather-tight fit and smooth operation, and the track and hardware are rust-resistant, made of hot-dipped galvanized steel.

Finally, these wood garage doors come with a one-year limited warranty, offering peace of mind to homeowners. The Traditional Wood Collection from Overhead Door™ combines style, durability, and environmental responsibility, making it an excellent choice for any homeowner considering a wood garage door.

The Signature Carriage Collection

Signature Carriage wood garage doors
The Signature® Carriage Collection from Overhead Door™ offers a range of advantages for those considering wood garage doors. One of the most significant benefits is the blend of traditional aesthetics with modern convenience. These doors combine the classic swing-open appearance and detailing of carriage house wood doors with the convenience of sectional garage doors. This means you get the timeless elegance of a carriage house door with the practicality of a modern garage door.

The Signature® Carriage Collection is inspired by Amish craftsmen and uses premium wood to create the finest garage doors. This results in a world-class door made from the best species of wood available. The use of high-quality wood not only enhances the appearance of the door but also contributes to its durability and longevity.

Another advantage of these wooden garage doors is their customization options. Multiple designs and options are available, allowing you to choose the perfect complement to your home. You can select from various styles, window, and glass options to create a door that matches your home’s architectural style and personal taste.

The doors also feature polystyrene insulation, which can diminish street noise and provide quieter door operation. This insulation also offers an R-value* of 4.75 for select models, contributing to the energy efficiency of your home. Both paint or stain grade options are available, giving you further control over the final look of your door.

Finally, the Signature® Carriage Collection is backed by Overhead Door’s trusted technical experience and Amish craftsmanship, ensuring a truly hand-made custom door. This combination of technical expertise and meticulous craftsmanship results in a door that is not only beautiful but also reliable and high-performing.


Frequently Asked Questions About Wood Garage Doors

Are wood garage doors insulated?

Not all wooden garage doors are insulated, but they can be. Insulation can help to improve the energy efficiency of your home by keeping your garage warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer. Some wood garage doors, like the signature carriage collection come with insulation built-in, while others can be insulated after installation.

Are wood garage doors expensive?

The cost of wood garage doors can vary widely depending on factors such as the type of wood used, the size of the door, the level of customization, and whether the door is handcrafted or factory-made. In general, wood garage doors can be more expensive than those made from materials like steel or aluminum, but they also offer a unique aesthetic appeal and can add significant value to your home.

What are the disadvantages of wooden garage doors?

While wood garage doors offer many benefits, there are also some potential disadvantages to consider. Wood doors require regular maintenance, such as painting or staining, to keep them looking their best and to protect them from the elements. They can be susceptible to warping and rotting if not properly maintained. Wood doors can also be heavier than doors made from other materials, which may require a more powerful garage door opener.

What is the lifespan of a wood garage door?

The lifespan of a wood garage door can vary depending on factors like the type of wood, the quality of the construction, and how well the door is maintained. With regular maintenance, a high-quality wood garage door can last many years. Some wood doors can last 15-30 years or more with proper care.

How do you winterize a wooden garage door?

To winterize a wooden garage door, start by inspecting the door for any signs of damage or wear, such as cracks or holes, and repair these as necessary. Apply a fresh coat of paint or stain to protect the wood from moisture. Check the weatherstripping around the door and replace it if it’s worn or damaged. Lubricate the door’s moving parts to ensure smooth operation. Finally, consider adding insulation to the door if it’s not already insulated. This can help to keep your garage warmer during the winter months.

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