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5 Materials to Choose from for Your New Garage Door

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  • 29 Nov 2016
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Neighborhood Garage Door Services of San Jose, California is a name well known throughout the garage door industry. We have provided more than 20 years of service to the San Jose area and can handle any garage door repair or installation.

In fact, our team has some tips to consider when it comes to replacing your garage door.  There are 5 different materials that you should think about before you make your selection.

Homeowners are able to get an enormous return on their investment by replacing their old door. The curb appeal and home’s value will greatly improve with a door update.

There are typically four types of doors to think about. You can choose between a swing out, swing up, roll up or slide to side garage door. Most homeowners have to decide how much room they need at the ceiling and entryway before they decide which one is for them.

Neighborhood Garage Door Services of San Jose, California wants to help you with the toughest part of your decision which is typically the appearance. There are 5 materials that owners have to choose from. Owner’s preferences and budget will have to be considered so that they can choose the best fit for their home.

5 Materials to consider for your new garage door include:

Wood and Wood Composite

One of the most popular and attractive materials for garage doors is wood. Wooden doors stand the test of time and are made well. The issue that owners have sometimes is with the price. Wood doors will need to be refinished every so often.

Wood composite is a cheaper option if you like the wood look. You will get the appearance that you want at a more affordable cost.



In general, aluminum is best for extra wide double doors because it is so lightweight. If you choose a heavy duty aluminum door, then you’ll have to pay a good bit more for that type. In the past, aluminum doors were considered less appealing but they’ve come along way. The latest models are much sturdier.


Garage doors made with two layers of galvanized steel are a great option to consider. One benefit is that they are less likely to need maintenance than a wooden door. If you select a door that has a fiberglass overlay then you will have a better chance with eliminating rust and dents.


Fiberglass has the ability to look like other materials. Homeowners can select a wood look and customize the appearance. Fiberglass garage doors are a great option for coastal areas. One problem with this material is that it can yellow and become brittle over time. If you live in a very cold location, then reconsider fiberglass as an option.



Vinyl doors are great if you want a low maintenance option. They simply need to be sprayed with a water hose to be kept clean. Further, they are able to stand high traffic and are quite durable even when it comes to children. The one complaint homeowners may have with this option is that there are less styles and colors to choose from.

Neighborhood Garage Door Services of San Jose, California encourages homeowners to consider all five materials in order to find the best option for their door replacement. Carefully, consider your preferences and budget in order to select the best garage door for your home.

Our team is available 24/7 to assist you with any questions about your door. We’d love to help you with a new garage door installation or repair. We are standing by now to take your call.

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They sent Doug Fussell out to my house on the day after Christmas! I had only called them three days before! Doug was a premier technician, very thorough and very efficient. I expected him to take two days, since he was replacing two doors and adding openers on each door. He only took the daylight hours of one day! I could not believe how fast he was! In addition, he thoroughly taught me how to use the remote openers. I highly recommend them to anyone!
~Donald B.

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We just bought a home and this company was so understanding as I had to change the appointment time a few times. Then the tech came out and was so kind and helpful. I could not have asked for a better experience and will suggest them to anyone who needs work done on their garage door!
~Tammy K.

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My garage door broke on a Saturday night as I was getting ready to leave for a holiday party. Kelvin was here within 30 minutes. He reviewed everything with me that was happening with my door. He gave me the estimates of what was immediately needed to be done in order for my door to raise and then what I will need to have done very soon. I could see all the problems he pointed out to me and I decided to have everything done. He completed everything that night. I was very satisfied with Kelvin’s professionalism and the work he did. Thank you again.
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