Ponderosa Garage Doors and Repair is a locally owned, full-service garage door company. We specialize in the installation of both residential and commercial garage doors.
Today’s garage doors come in a selection of styles, materials, and sizes. The right door is one that matches your budget and the style of your home or business. Various options are available, such as windows, insulation, and faux finishes.
What’s the Best Material for a Garage Door?
In Washington and Oregon, steel and wood are the most popular materials for garage doors. Although custom wood doors do require routine and consistent maintenance and care. When maintained, these materials hold up well in the Pacific Northwest climate.
Steel doors: Steel has become the top choice for garage doors in the Vancouver-metro area because they are low-maintenance, long-lasting doors. This material is also affordable, both for its initial installation and for its low upkeep. These doors are available with textures and finishes that match any style of home or business. Many homeowners choose a steel door with a wood-grain texture.
Wood doors: Natural wood remains a favorite material for Pacific Northwest homes. Its beauty is unmatched and offers homeowners an opportunity to request custom work. Wood is a traditional material that requires regular upkeep. You’ll need to clean and refinish wood more often than steel. Wood is heavy, more expensive than steel, and may swell in a moist environment.
Which Garage Door Is Right for You?
Ponderosa installs every style garage door. We can help you choose a door that will work well with the architecture of your home or business. Some of the most popular choices are:
- Traditional Raised Panel: Long and short
- Sleek Contemporary
- Carriage House
This classic door is available in a range of colors, sizes, and designs. The raised panels give the door dimension and depth, adding curb appeal to your home. Windows installed along the top of the door allow in natural light, a nice feature if you spend time in the garage. The panels look like wood but may consist of steel, aluminum, or a composite.
Contemporary Garage Doors
If your home or business has a minimal, modern, or industrial style, you’ll want a door to match. You can find a door with clean lines in brushed aluminum or tempered glass. Custom colors and finishes are available.
Carriage House Garage Doors
These doors have an old fashioned charm that elevates your home’s beauty and value. With carriage house garage doors, you’ll have lots of options for decorative hardware and hand-crafted touches. However, while traditional styles are among the most popular, carriage doors are also available in rustic and modern versions. These doors look great framed with brick, stone, or wood.
Commercial Garage Doors
We install commercial-grade garage doors that stand up to heavy use. If your business depends on the easy access provided by an automatic door, we’ll recommend and install a door that fits your needs.
Choose from styles and options including:
- Roll-up doors and rolling steel doors
- Fire doors
- Chain hoists
- Commercial sectionals
Is It Time for a New Door?
When a fallen tree, car crash, or another type of accident wrecks your garage, you’ll want a new door as soon as possible. But, other times, you may be on the fence. If a door is functional but an eyesore, should you replace it? What about a door that’s getting on in years but still works well?
Here are some things to consider if you’re thinking about replacing your door:
New Materials: Some doors offer energy-savings or stylish new materials. For example, new glazes that insulate are baked on during manufacturing. Faux finishes are widely available and have improved in appearance over the years, giving you the look of wood in an affordable, easy-care steel door.
Improved Safety: Garage door safety features are important in an automatic opener. These include electronic sensors, auto-reverse, and smart technology. But, the door itself also provides safety and security. An old, worn garage door can become a hazard and may be easy for burglars to break into. If your garage door is shaky, or on the verge of falling apart, consider replacing it sooner than later. Garage doors are heavy, and if they fall, they can injure people and damage property.
Increased Property Value: A new garage door increases your home’s resale value. Because the doors are large, they contribute substantially to the good or bad appearance of a home. Beyond looks, a reliable garage door is a feature that many prospective buyers want.
Climate control: Even if you don’t choose an insulated door, a new door provides a better seal against the weather. A cracked door that doesn’t fully close allows in drafts, dirt, moisture and even small animals. A door that fits perfectly and works properly keeps your car and garage cleaner.
There are many good reasons to replace a garage door, and Ponderosa is here to help you find the right model for your home or business. Our family business puts service and value first. Contact us today for a free estimate on installation or repair.