There is a garage door out there to suit every taste and style. Whether you are looking for a custom design, well-insulated panels, or lots of tech features, you can get the kind of garage door you’ve always wanted.


The most important decision you will make when purchasing a garage door is what type of garage door material you will use. Different types of materials offer different designs, styles, insulation, and construction. Below, we look at some of the most popular garage door materials to help you choose the one that is right for you.

1. Wood or Wood Composite

For homeowners with discerning taste, nothing beats the aesthetic of a wood garage door. You can purchase garage doors made completely of natural wood or a wood composite. Natural wood offers high insulation and solid construction, but wood composite offers greater durability.

With ongoing maintenance and care, your wood garage doors will last a long time and perform well in almost any climate.

2. Steel

The best type of steel to purchase for a garage door is galvanized steel. Galvanized steel holds up well in the Minnesota climate with the extreme cold temperatures. However, galvanized steel can rust over time. To minimize the rust, choose a 24 to 25 gauge steel door. You can also get steel doors with fiberglass overlays that resist dents, scratches, and corrosion.

3. Aluminum

Aluminum is great for garage door openers because they are lightweight. Therefore, we suggest using aluminum for double-wide doors. It will cut down on garage door opener wear and tear. Modern doors contain laminated panels. The panels reinforce the door and make it dent and stain-resistant.

4. Fiberglass

Fiberglass can emulate the look and feel of other types of material but at a fraction of the cost. You'll have more options for design and style, so you can get a door that matches your home. The only downside to fiberglass is that it can yellow and become brittle in colder environments. They may not be a good match for the Minnesota winters without maintenance and repair.

5. Vinyl

Garage doors that contain vinyl are among the most popular garage doors among homeowners in the Twin Cities area. They are child-proof due to their resilient exterior. Vinyl doors are extremely hard to dent, scratch, or break. They're durable, and they seem to last forever. Careful, though—you may be limited in your choices for color and design.

Garage Door Installation in the Twin Cities Metro Area

With all the options available to your for garage doors, now is the time to get yours replaced. Garage Door Repair Company specializes in Garage door repair, complete system replacement, and new garage door installation for residential properties St. Paul. To schedule an inspection or an installation, call us at 612-886-9606, or you can message us on our contact page.