Staying Safe Around Garage Doors

When one of my children was playing with our garage doors a few years ago, we heard a piercing scream that we will never forget. She had gotten her fingers pinched in the side of the door, and we knew that we had to help her--and fast. Because of our quick actions and first aid, we were able to take care of the problem. After we returned home, I started thinking about ways to keep our kids safe around garage doors. This blog contains loads of helpful information about maintaining your garage doors, looking after your curious children, and preventing serious injury.

3 Reasons To Consider A Wood Garage Door


One of the best options available to you when it comes to replacing your garage door is a wood door, mostly because a wood garage door can provide you with quite a few benefits that other materials can not really match. Listed below are three reasons to consider wood when installing a new garage door.

Easier To Repair

A major reason to consider a wood garage over the competition is that it is typically going to be much easier to repair. With other garage door options, if the door is severely damaged, you will have to replace the entire door. However, since wood garage doors are mostly installed in panels, you can usually just replace the damaged panel instead of the whole door, which is quite a bit cheaper.

Much Better Insulation

Another reason to consider a wood garage door is that wood is a much better insulator than the other types of garage doors. As a result, it will be much easier to control the climate inside a garage with a wood door. This makes it ideal for use in a garage that is going to contain items that may be sensitive to temperature shifts, such as a classic car or some tools if you are using your garage as a workspace.

In addition, a garage with a wood door will be much quieter than a typical garage because the wood will be able to block some noise from entering or exiting the garage. This is a great option if you do plan on using your garage as a workspace or hobby area and do not want to bother your neighbors when you are working in the garage.

Easier To Customize

Finally, a wood garage door is a good choice if you need or want the ability to customize the door. The problem with vinyl or steel garage doors is that it is very difficult to have them shaped to accommodate a non-standard garage opening, mostly because the materials themselves are difficult to cut.

However, a wood garage door can be cut and shaped to accommodate just about any type of garage door opening and is the best option out there if you have a driveway that is not level across the width of the garage. In addition, wood garage doors can be personalized with patterns or carvings of your choice if you want to make your home stand out a bit. 

Contact a garage door service or contractor today in order to discuss the various benefits that a wood garage door can provide. A wood garage door is easier to repair, provides much better insulation, and is easier to customize than the other types of doors on the market.


17 October 2016