Wooden Garage Doors
There are a variety of different types of timber that are used to make wooden garage doors and each wooden material has its own pros and cons, and of course their own particular characteristics.
Picking your preferred style of wooden garage doors is very personal, and in most cases, the design and architecture of a person’s house will help determine the type of wood that they eventually will choose.
Cedar is a coniferous type of wood which is reasonably light in weight as far as woods go. It is a softwood which has some great positives. It is durable and has natural resistance to water because of its porous attributes. It is also a wood that that does not attract insects like some woods tend to do. Both of these advantages help prevent the garage door from decay, so choosing cedar can be a real plus! Cedar wooden garage doors will have reasonable insulation which will also help keep out noise.
Mahogany has a very solid and even straight grain making it very easy to work with. Like cedar, this is is also durable and water resistant, but is even stronger. This of course is something to bear in mind if you’re looking for even greater security. Mahogany has a reddish brown shade that can be polished quite easily, thus giving it a sheen. Because the trunk of a mahogany tree is normally quite wide compared to other tree species, the boards used to make a garage door are of course wider.
Hemlock may not be one of the more well known types of wood, but we at Hollington Doors feel that it is certainly worth considering when choosing your own personal type of wooden garage doors, or door! Like cedar, this wood is reasonably light in weight and there are various kinds of hemlock available. It will undergo a preservative treatment before being made into a garage door. This is a strong and very versatile wood that is well worth a look!
Iroko is another wood that may not be so well known. It is quite a pale yellow to golden brown in colour and once again is strong and durable. This is a hardwood which also has a natural defence to insect attacks and resistance to rot. Iroko has a strong resemblance to teak, but is not related to teak at all.
Pine is probably one of the more well known and used woods around the house, and garage doors are no exception. Light in colour, this softwood is a popular choice for many. It is light in weight too and pretty straight in its grain. Choosing pine for your garage door has the added advantage to resist shrinkage or swelling.
At Hollington Doors, these are just a few examples of some of the woods that we use for our custom-made bespoke wooden garage doors. We also use oak, spruce and reclaimed wood to name just a few more. However, give us a call and we will be more than happy to help you in your decision making, along with any quotes that you require.