While wood overlay garage doors are a popular investment for a long of Phoenix homeowners faux wood garage doors are gaining popularity. In the past garage door manufacturers made garage doors out of composite materials made from recycled glass fiber and wood. They also would imprint a wood grain on fiberglass, steel, or cellular PVC wood boards. These materials had limitations on how accurately they could recreate the appearance of authentic wood grain.
Faux Wood Garage Door Realism
Polymer composite technology opened up a new opportunity for garage door manufacturers to afford homeowners the look of real wood, while allowing them to save money on the opener, track, and other hardware needed for authentic wood garage doors. The flexibility of this material in terms of authentic wood grain recreation has allowed the use of actual sections of wood being used for the purpose of creating real wood grain patterns in the composite material.
This means that the faux wood garage doors made in this way have a more realistic look with the original wood imperfections and details. The panels are lightweight but still carry the cracks, wood knots, pock marks, decay holes and hand-hewn marks that real wood carries with it.
Faux Wood Garage Doors Are Lighter
One of the main advantages of installing a faux garage door over a real cedar overlay garage door is that they are much lighter in weight. While the real thing brings the authentic article to your home, many homeowners aren’t able to spend the extra money on more robust garage door openers, operating hardware, or stronger tracks for the garage doors to roll on.
Installing faux garage doors saves homeowners some money while still giving the authentic look of wood. They are just as durable as wood and will last as long. This means increasing your curb appeal while saving money in comparison to wood overlay, or solid wood garage doors.
Faux Wood Garage Doors Require Less Maintenance
Wood is a natural element. It decays over time and will need some TLC. Natural wood needs to be regularly sealed or painted to maintain the condition of the wood. This is especially true in dry, sunny, hot areas of the country. There are few places in the United States that are more hot or sunny than the Phoenix valley in Arizona. Real wood does not cope well with extended direct sunlight, of which we have plenty. While you won’t have to be sealing or staining your faux wood garage doors, you will also be helping cut down on deforestation.
Realistic Faux Wood Garage Doors
With the modern technology of using composite materials the details are much more pronounced in faux wood garage doors. Rather than having a vague wood grain pattern modern faux wood garage doors can be made to look like particular types of wood. This means they can be made to look like some of the more rare or expensive types of wood. Your faux wood garage door can be made to look like mahogany, ash, pecky cypress, or a wide variety of other woods. This can bring the unique look to your home that will not only increase your curb appeal and home value, but set your house a set ahead of your neighbors.
Faux Wood Garage Door Installation Phoenix
On Track Garage Door installs faux wood garage doors anywhere in the Phoenix valley. We are located in Mesa, AZ but have our trucks out at homes in Gilbert, Phoenix, Peoria, Scottsdale and anywhere else that our customers need us. If you are thinking about installing a new garage door our design and installation pros can make it simple to choose a new garage door, and make installation a snap.
Give us a call today to start the process at 480-641-2301.