3 Reasons To Choose Fiberglass Panels

Garage door replacement is a home improvement project that many people don't think about. That is, they focus on the roof, windows, and doors before they think about updating their garage. However, replacing your garage doors is a very smart investment when you consider how it can update your style and make your garage function more comfortably. Of course, not every garage replacement material is the same. This article explains why homeowners love practical products like fiberglass.

Fiberglass Is Waterproof

Perhaps the most important feature of fiberglass, when it comes to garage door panels, is that it is waterproof. Waterproof panel material is going to last for years with hardly any upkeep. Fiberglass doesn't need to be repainted or sealed to protect it from moisture. Over the years, your fiberglass color could fade and become a little less vibrant. However, this natural aging is minimal and hardly noticeable. Since fiberglass is such a hard, smooth material, it is very difficult to repaint. That is, once your panels are installed, you are pretty much stuck with that color because fiberglass when repainted, doesn't look great.

Fiberglass Is Lightweight

Fiberglass is also a very practical material because it is so lightweight. This is important for garage panel construction because it means that less stress put on the motor. You can use a smaller, more energy-efficient motor and pulley system to your garage door.

Fiberglass Is Stylish

Many people just want solid-colored panels. Of course, white is a common color for exterior trim. Many people think that fiberglass is going to look shiny and kind of like plastic. In reality, the fiberglass used for garage panels looks very different from the fiberglass used for bathtub basins. In fact, fiberglass garage panels come in a variety of colors, textures, and finishes. Solid colors are common, but there are fiberglass products with laminate printed finishes. These prints are almost always just raw wood. They can look great if you find a print that has the same tone and wood patterning of the wood trim around your home. Adding wood-style panels is a great idea but only if you have a product that looks realistic and matches your existing wood styling.

It is easy to see why fiberglass is such great material for the construction of garage doors. It is light, durable, stylish, and waterproof. There aren't many other products that are so well-suited for garage panels.

Contact a local garage door service to learn more.