Vinyl and fiberglass are relatively new options for garage doors. These modern materials stand up amazingly well to wear and weather, even harsh Utah winters, which means they’ll continue looking great as the years go by with little to no maintenance from you. All you need to do in order to keep your garage looking pristine is hose off the door now and then.
A+ Garage Doors has everything you need to customize and design your new vinyl or fiberglass garage doors. With a variety of style and color options, you can find the perfect garage door for your home. All of our doors come with a lifetime warranty, so you can be confident that you have quality that will stand the test of time. Contact us to get started today!
Common Questions about Vinyl and Fiberglass Doors:
Q: What exactly is vinyl?
A: Vinyl is a synthetic resin that creates a very durable plastic. It was created in the 1920s by scientists who wanted a material that could be mass-produced cheaply, but would be more durable than most materials available at the time. Today, it’s a popular choice for outdoor items like lawn furniture, fences, railings, and of course, garage doors.
Q: What will I need to do to maintain my garage door?
A: Vinyl and fiberglass stand up well against dents and scratches, so upkeep is really easy. If you have kids frequently out playing basketball, animals that might scratch the surface of your garage door, or weather concerns, vinyl is a great choice for your home.
Q: What are the advantages over wood or steel?
A: As mentioned above, vinyl is easier to maintain than wood or steel, and resists holes, scratches, rust, and chipping.
Additionally, vinyl doors are insulated. They’re made up of polyurithane insulation, sandwiched between vinyl panels. This will keep out the heat, cold winter weather, and environmental noise from the street. If you plan to use your garage as a workspace, vinyl doors might be the best choice for you.
Vinyl doors also look great inside and out. There’s not a bad side to them, and they’ll look just as nice from inside your garage as they do from outside.
Q: If vinyl doors are so convenient, why are they less common than wood and steel?
A: Although vinyl was created long ago, it didn’t come into common use for household construction until recently. It’s taking some time for old homes to catch up to the advantages of modern materials. Additionally, because of its power to withstand wear and weather, vinyl garage doors can be more expensive, since they wind up being a long-term investment.
Q: What is fiberglass?
A: Fiberglass has similar advantages to vinyl, and is also a relatively new material. However, fiberglass can also be more expensive than vinyl, since it has a lot of exciting design options. Fiberglass can come in clear or translucent materials, which can give your home an interesting modern look. Fiberglass also usually has more options available for texture or color.