One of the most important features that you need to consider when purchasing a garage door is its construction. This means thinking about the type of construction method used in making the door along with the materials used. Both of these factors are critical in getting a garage door that is right price for you while also providing you with the right level of security and insulation.
Garage doors are typically made from two types of materials. Many older houses have garage doors made out of wood but that doesn’t mean that they are “out of date” choice. Wooden doors are very stylish options, especially when added to garages attached to Victorian or Craftsman-style homes. Your other option for garage door materials is metal — specifically steel. Steel doors are typically less expensive than wooden doors and come in many different styles. They can even be painted to match your home.
Steel doors usually come in one of three construction types:
Single Layer: A steel garage door is constructed by stamping out layers of galvanized steel. In the case of single layer doors, they are made from a single sheet of steel that has been stamped. These are the most economical types of steel doors but are also the easiest to dent and offer the least amount of insulation.
Double Layer: Double layer steel doors have a single layer of galvanized steel on the outside. However, there is also a thick layer of a rubberlike material such as polyurethane or polystyrene on the back. This provides additional insulation and also gives a level of sound muffling – which is important if you plan on doing loud work in your garage.
Triple Layer: Triple layer doors are similar to double layer doors but with the addition of a galvanized skin on the inside. This helps keep the back layer of polyurethane or polystyrene protected.