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What Garage Door Material Should I Choose?

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What Garage Door Material Should I Choose?

So you’ve made the decision to get new garage doors installed. 

The next step is to settle on a type of door that matches your property. With a whole host of styles, designs and finishes out there, it can become overwhelming to know what suits you best. 

One of the first things you should decide on is the type of material you want your garage door to have. With an abundance of choices out there, we’ve put together a handy guide outlining all the pros and cons of each garage door material so you can make an informed choice on what’s best for you. 


At Rollerdor, we’d always advise you to prioritise aluminium when it comes to choosing a garage door material. As well as providing a bold canvas for striking colours, it is also extremely durable and adds great security to properties where it is installed.

Additionally, you don’t have to worry about rust when you opt for an aluminium door. This is because it includes a natural layer of aluminium oxide that protects it from having direct contact with the air that causes rust.      


For many consumers, the aesthetics of their garage is extremely important. After all, kerb appeal can be vital when it comes to adding value to your home, and an attractive looking garage is a big factor in this.

Timber or wood is one of the most stunning garage door materials you can choose, regularly offering a wonderful rustic look to each and every property it’s installed upon. However, this type of door is certainly an investment as they often cost significantly more than other materials. 

Plus, they often require more maintenance in order to keep them looking their best. They will need to be treated or painted every year to maintain their appearance and are susceptible to warping, swelling and rotting if the temperature changes dramatically.     


One of the strongest garage door materials around, installing steel garage doors will really reinforce your property’s security. 

Fairly cheap in comparison to wood, it’s no surprise that steel is among the most popular garage door materials in the industry. They’re also a great universal choice and can match the look of every property they’re installed in thanks to their ability to be painted or designed in all types of colours and styles.

However, steel garage doors can be susceptible to corrosion and rusting and so require regular maintenance and possible repairs.  

At Rollerdor we supply and install aluminium roller garage doors to customers throughout the UK. Our range of roller garage doors are great at helping people maximise space, and are always made from the highest quality, robust materials to ensure security. For more information on how we can help you, get in touch today.

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Our slats are constructed out of double skinned aluminium and have a thick, foam-filled insert to add insulation to the garage door. Our slats are assembled by our own on-site team to your individual specifications, ensuring a perfect fit and a strong seal.

Why choose our double-skinned aluminium slats?

  • Increased insulation
  • Strong physical barrier
  • Reduced risk of break-ins
  • Less sound pollution
  • Increased protection from ultraviolet and infrared rays
  • Protection against volatile weather
  • Quieter functioning

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What Garage Door Material Should I Choose?

What Makes A Rollerdor

Made from double-skinned aluminium with high density, foam filled insert for effective insulation.

  • Improved insulation
  • Strong physical barrier
  • Highly secure and effective deterrent for break-ins
  • Reduced sound pollution
  • Quiet, smooth functionality
  • Protection against volatile weather
  • Increase protection from UV and infrared rays
  • All parts are made from powder-coated or painted aluminium
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