October 5

Steel Garage Door Buying Tips for Canton MI Homeowners

Things to know about buying a Steel Garage Door for Your Canton MI Home


If you're looking for security and durability in your Canton MI garage door system a steel door will get the job done

When compared to wood, aluminum or fiberglass, steel doors are much stronger and more secure.  Also while wood doors can provide for a nice appearance new technologies are allowing for steel doors to be embossed with wood-grain pattern that can look very nice as well and require far less maintenance. 

With maintenance in mind it's important to consider that steel doors won’t warp, crack, delaminate, or fall apart due to the effects of weather.   Many steel doors are hot-dipped in galvanized steel or given a baked-on polyester finish.  Doing this allows the homeowner to not require painting as often when compared to wood. On the downside, steel doors on your Canton Mi home can be suspect to dents which can be a difficult garage door repair.

What to know about your Canton MI garage doors construction

High quality steel doors have cores of polyurethane foam insulation.  This insulation will not only keep your Canton Mi home warmer in the winter but it will also limit the temperatures in the summer.  Additionally it is less likely to sag over time.

When shopping for a door you can usually distinguish a steel door’s quality both by its thickness and the thickness of its cladding. Most higher quality doors will be  2 inches thick, filled with insulation, and maintain a clad in 24-gauge steel.  Lower quality doors will be thinner and made of 28-gauge steel (the lower the number, the thicker the metal).

Doors may be single skin, with a frame that shows from inside, or double skin, sandwiching the foam insulation between panels on both outside and inside. If looks inside the garage matter, the double-skin construction is not only much more durable but also attractive.

Weatherstripping is another measure of quality.  Better doors will have a full-width vinyl bubble weatherstripping along the bottom edge that conforms to the floor. They also have rigid vinyl end caps along the sides of the door panels, a vinyl top cap, and weather seals between each section.

For an average-size steel door, expect to pay between $750 and $1,200 installed.

If you have any questions regarding garage door repairs in Canton MI or Garage door replacements give us a call.​

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