Garage door choice is affected by lots of factors like quality, looks, price and most of these things depend upon one main thing which is material of the garage door. Our modern world is run by money and hence budget is crucial for garage door but other than price, there are some more crucial factors to consider. If you compare steel and wooden doors then, you would know that wood is more preferred despite of its high price while steel is less preferred material. In rest of the discussion, I will tell you the reasons behind the popularity of wood and less popularity of steel.
Mostly tweak and oak are used in wood and both of these are very expensive and rare types of wood but at the same time, both of these are not reliable at all. Now you will be wondering that if wood is not economical as well as not reliable then, why to prefer wood. The answer is that wooden doors are lot more attractive and elegant looking. Wood is considered the most customizable material which gives 100 percent freedom in designing. You can match your wooden door with any kind of exterior theme without any problem. This is the only reason behind the popularity of wood and it is mostly preferred by people who make homes for commercial purpose and for getting more and more profit by selling those homes. This is obvious that an attractive home will always pay you more than an unattractive and dull looking home. Cost of wooden garage door installation is also very high and you must add some extra budget for that.
On the other hand, when you talk about steel then, steel is a very reliable and economical material. In the past people did not use steel at all but in recent times, popularity of steel has increased and people have started to trust steel. There are some disadvantages also associated with steel and one of the biggest is its rusty nature because in little extra moisture, steel will always get rusty and this rusty door does not look good at all and it disturbs the overall exterior of the house. You need to insulate steel to make it protected and free of this rust. This insulation will cost you even more and will increase the overall cost of steel door. This is one factor but another factor is less variety in designs and textures. Steel is not a very customizable material and it comes with a very limited number of textures and colors. In past few years, some advanced wooden textures have been introduced in steel and these textures have increased the popularity of steel but still you cannot get a perfect garage door installation with steel.
One thing is evident from the above discussion that you always have to compromise on one thing whether that thing is quality and reliability or that thing can be attractiveness. Both wood and steel have shortcomings and no material is perfect. So you can make your own choice according to your own mood and surrounding environment without bothering about other people.