From wood and vinyl to metal and aluminum, you have an abundance of material choices when selecting a new garage door. Let’s go over the pros and cons of each to help in your decision.


Definitely the most popular in terms of natural and appealing aesthetics, wood is a perennial favorite for many homeowners. The reasons are clear. Wood doors are not only classic and beautiful, they come in a variety of price points and can be custom made to fit your unique needs. Thanks to their visual appeal and durability, wood doors are often the first choice of those looking for a change.

However, wood doors are more costly to maintain, and are susceptible to weather- and insect-related rot if not well taken care of.


Garage doors featuring aluminum panels won’t rust or corrode but they are easier to dent. Available in modern brushed finishes and colors, aluminum doors are lighter weight than steel and other materials. This extends the lifespan of your whole garage because there is less strain put on the springs and tracks.


Vinyl garage doors are the most user friendly and long-lasting. They don’t dent or break easily, which means they’re great if you have kids who like to play in the driveway. They’re usually built upon steel frames filled with polyurethane insulation. Similar in appearance to fiberglass, these doors are very durable and require little maintenance. They can stand up to all types of weather and represent one of the more affordable options in garage doors today. Vinyl can also be customized according to style and color.


Extremely durable, homeowners often choose steel for its strength and rust-proof qualities. Steel doors come in a variety of styles and colors to complement any taste. It’s not as expensive as you may think, and it adds value to your home. Steel stands up well to dents and other damage, plus it resists all kinds of weather.

Contact M&M Garage Doors

Here at M&M Garage Doors, we are proud to install Amarr garage doors for our residential clients. Contact us today to make an appointment for a showroom visit at 586-610-5434 or fill out our online form.