The Benefits of Wooden Garage Doors

When looking to buy a new garage door, the sheer number of options available can become overwhelming. Sectional, roller, steel, vinyl – what should you choose? There are pros and cons that come with all styles of garage doors, but many garage owners forget to consider one particular style: wood. In light of this, this month, Dimension Garage Doors will provide a list of benefits that come with opting for this style.

Custom built

Thanks to wood’s versatility, wooden garage doors are custom built to fit the homeowner’s exact specifications. As a result, wooden garage doors can be built to fit garages of all sizes and shapes, and will look perfect upon completion!


Perhaps the biggest appeal of wooden garage doors is the unique, traditional aesthetic that comes with them. They can look extremely sophisticated when paired with the right house, and complement rugged features such as logs and rockeries brilliantly. Moreover, choosing the different type of wood, stain and design you would like will alter the way in which this sophistication manifests itself – classic or modern.

Natural treatments

There are various natural treatments available for wooden garage doors to increase their lifespan. Certain oils can guard against problems like bending, warping and rotting – keeping your wood looking as good as new! What’s more, those very same treatments can lend your garage door a slightly different look, keeping it fresh in more ways than one.

Easy repairs

Unlike some other styles of garage door, wooden garage doors are fairly simple to repair. Firstly, they don’t crack or dent like vinyl, aluminium or steel; secondly, when damaged, only a panel or two will need replacing rather the whole door.


Fortunately, wooden garage doors can be operated both manually and automatically, meaning that there are no real functional or mechanical advantages if you opt for a metal garage door.


Unbeknownst to many people, wood is a natural sound barrier. Consequently, a wooden garage door could prove extremely beneficial in a noise polluted area. That is to say, if you live on a particularly busy street, a garage door that’s wooden will be much more soundproof than a door made of steel or vinyl.


When you think of a hardwearing garage door, you might be tempted to think of steel. However, wooden garage doors are also hardwearing. Treated wood can withstand drastic temperature changes and, even better, serve as an insulator. This means that your wooden garage door will be warmer in the winter months and cooler in the summer months. Perfect!

Long life

Although garage doors are very hardwearing, this is not the only reason you should keep yours for a long time. Unlike other styles of garage door, your wooden garage door will keep looking better as it gets older, accruing charm year on year as it faces the elements.


If you’re enamored with the idea of a wooden garage door, Dimension Garage Doors can help. We have a wide range of high quality automated garage door options from some of the world’s leading manufacturers. Our reliable doors combined with our technicians’ experience and skill ensures you will get a long-lasting, top quality finished result. What’s more, we offer our customers across the North West our automation, maintenance and installation services at highly competitive prices. Contact us today for more information.


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