For many people, vinyl garage doors are an attractive and affordable option to increase the overall look and feel of their home’s exterior. Vinyl is a practical, popular and versatile style of door that would make a good choice for a wide variety of homeowners.
As with any option, vinyl garage doors come with many pros as well as some cons. At Smarr Garage Door, it is our mission to always help you choose the best garage door option for your home. Find some notes about the pros and cons of vinyl doors underneath each category below.
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Vinyl is generally one of the most affordable garage door options on the market, which is part of what makes it such a popular choice. A steel garage door may be cheaper initially, but over time the low maintenance and weather resistance of a vinyl garage door may make it a more cost-effective option overall.
Vinyl garage doors can be made in a wide variety of colors, making them easy to customize to the style of your home. Additionally, they can be easily customized with glass and other fixture to further enhance the look. However, due to their material, you can't change the color of your garage doors as you can with something like wood (which can be easily painted). Once you choose the color of your vinyl doors, that is the color you will keep until the next time they are replaced.
Vinyl garage doors won’t rust or rot, and compared to steel or aluminum, vinyl doors are also much harder to dent (making them safe from flying basketballs or other driveway sports). Additionally, vinyl is a good option for people who live in harsher climates, such as in bitter cold, high heat or salty coastal air. Missourians can be assured that a vinyl garage door will stand up to many years of cold Columbia winters.
If insulation is a concern of yours, you’ll want to look for a vinyl garage door with internal insulation, which will help improve the overall energy efficiency of your home. Without the added insulation, vinyl garage doors can lose cool or warm air very quickly, making it difficult for you to regulate the temperature of your garage.
Because it does not require painting and it is highly resistant to dents, vinyl garage doors rarely require expensive repairs. Many types of vinyl contain a UV-resistant finish which, unlike steel or wood, prevents it from fading after years of sun exposure.
Vinyl garage doors can be easily equipped with smart garage door technology to control the entryway to your home with an app on your smartphone or tablet. Having smart technology ingrained into your garage door can make your life easier and potentially even increase the value of your home when you choose to sell it.
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