Steel Garage Doors
In the market for a steel garage door? For both aesthetic and functional reasons, you should carefully consider your options when deciding between wood, fiberglass, aluminum, or steel garage doors. Due to their size and often front-facing placement, garage doors are usually the focal point of a home. You want a material that boasts smooth operations, durability, and aesthetic appeal.
To help you choose the best garage doors for your residential or commercial needs, Raynor Garage Doors of Kansas City has information about steel garage doors.
All About Steel Garage Doors
Construction & Design
Steel garage doors are constructed with a polyurethane or polystyrene core covered in a 16 to 24 gauge steel skin. A wood frame or stile surrounds the door’s perimeter, meaning the polyurethane or polystyrene won’t be visible on the door’s edges. This construction prevents steel garage doors from being too heavy, but still durable and attractive.
Steel garage doors come in a variety of styles to match any home or business. At Raynor Garage Doors of Kansas City, we carry steel garage doors in countless designs, including raised panel, colonial, ranch, flush or carriage house panel styles, optional wood grain laminate finishes, and decorative wrought-iron hardware.
Compared to other options, steel garage doors are low maintenance. They are resistant to most weathering, unlike some wood or painted doors, meaning they won’t need to be refinished or repainted often. However, steel garage doors are more rust-prone than other varieties.
Single-layer steel garage doors that lack a polyurethane or polystyrene core are less durable than their double- or triple-layer counterparts, as they can dent easily when impacted. Adding a fiberglass overlay to steel garage doors makes them more rust and dent-resistant.
Energy Efficiency & Soundproofing
Because of their inner polystyrene or polyurethane insulation, steel garage doors help lower your heating and cooling bills, prevent energy waste, and aid in soundproofing your property.
The qualities of steel garage doors make them ideal for use in both residential and commercial properties.
To learn more about steel garage doors or about selecting the right garage doors for your home or business, contact Raynor Garage Doors of Kansas City at (913) 766-2366.