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What are The Styles and Materials Used for Garage Doors?

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Along with being an integral part of your daily routine, garage doors are essential to the value, curb appeal, and security of your home. Whether you’re looking for garage door installation or repair, there are a few styles and materials used for garage doors that are good to be familiar with.

When choosing the right style and material for your garage door, some things to consider are the aesthetics of your home, functionality, and a material that will stand up to the ever-changing elements in Alberta.

The materials used for garage doors

Improved technology and recent advancements have greatly contributed to the functionality and look of garage doors today.

Most garage door materials are strong, durable, and built to last and should be tested to those performances.

At Overhead Door Company, we test all of our products to the highest industry standards to ensure they last long, meet specified thermal requirements and to ensure they handle the wind loads needed for your safety.

Some of the most commonly used materials for garage doors are:


Steel garage doors can be insulated or non-insulated and come in a wide variety of styles. Many factory finish colours and stains are available to complement the aesthetics of your home while being functional and durable.

At Overhead Door Company, we offer the following steel garage door products:

• Courtyard Collection
• Impression Steel
• Thermacore Insulated
• Carriage House Collection
• Traditional Steel


With similar properties of steel, aluminum garage doors are lighter and offer modern full glass styling. While aluminum garage doors are least likely to rust, they are also easier to dent.

Ask about our Envy Collection at Overhead Door Company, a frameless glass design that is stunning for modern homes.


The very first garage doors were made of wood and are considered to be the most traditional and timeless material. Wood garage doors give off a warm, natural feeling, though it comes with more maintenance than other materials.


If you’re interested in the look of wood without the maintenance, then fibreglass garage doors may be the ideal material for you. Fibreglass panels can add beautiful detail to your home while providing greater protection from dents and cracking.

At Overhead Door Company, we offer Impression Fiberglass that is functional, stylish, and resistant to rust.

How to pick the best garage door

When choosing the right garage door, there are factors like building codes and climate to take into consideration. Our garage door experts at Overhead Door Company can help guide you in choosing the best garage door for your home.

Get in touch with us for professional garage door installation and repair services. When you choose Overhead Door Company, you’re choosing reliable and expert advice.

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