Leighton Buzzard Bedford Milton Keynes

Published on 31 October 2019

When looking for a new wooden garage door there are a number of options that you could go with, the whole process of choosing a garage door can become very overwhelming. There are pros and cons that come with all styles of garage doors. Wooden garage doors can add class and increase the curb appeal of your home. Some people will still question if they are worth the investment, we have put together a list of pros and cons of wooden garage doors and will let you decide.

Advantages of Wooden Garage Doors                                                       

They’re Easy to Customise

If you are looking for something that you can customise and personalise to fit your design, the wooden garage door is the best option for you. Wooden garage doors can be crafted to the design you want. Wooden garage doors also go with all colours surrounding them which is why they have such great curb appeal.

It is Eco-Friendly

Wood is more eco-friendly than any other material that is being used today to make garage doors. Wood is a renewable resource. Wooden doors have a beautiful aspect to them. They are less likely to be damaged by normal wear and tear because they have a tough exterior.   

High Quality

Most wooden garage doors will be bespoke, hand-built doors. This means your new door will be of the highest quality. While potentially costing a bit more than a steel door, the uniqueness & overall appearance of a wood door far outweighs the cost. Also, a well-made wood garage door will last for years if properly maintained. 

Wooden garage door rolling up

Disadvantages of Wooden Garage Doors                                                  

High Maintenance

To keep your wooden garage doors looking stunning they do require regular maintenance, this is to make sure that over time they do not get unnecessarily damaged or start to rot. When the cold, wet weather comes you will also have to make sure your garage door is ready for this as it could start to show signs of wear and tear over the years if it’s not maintained properly. This is the main drawback for a lot of people but to keep your wooden garage doors looking gorgeous they will require yearly maintenance. Without routine maintenance, the wooden doors will absorb moisture and potentially rot.


Compared to other standard metal garage doors wooden garage doors can seem very expensive but this is because they are of better quality on some occasions. It all mainly comes down to your preferences and what you would like the outside of your home to look like and the curb appeal you are after.

We hope that our blog has helped you choose among the options you had for your garage door. Based on the cons and the pros of wooden garage doors, consider the factors like purpose, aesthetic value and other personal factors to select what can serve you best.  If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to give us a call on 01525 713 600 or alternatively head over to our contact page and fill in the online enquiry form. 

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