by Lauren Busser, The House Designers’ Editorial Director
Do you love the look of wood but don’t want the upkeep that a wood door requires? Thanks to a decade of innovations in manufacturing and material technology, garage doors now have a higher level of energy efficiency, durability, and design. The result is a wide array of new garage door options that are not just fashionable, but functional, too.
Not only have these advances led to more energy-efficient products, but they have also increased the number of finish options available. For example, the use of faux wood is a trend we have been seeing in garage doors recently.
Clopay® Garage Doors has a number of residential options that combine the flexibility of wood with the low-maintenance durability and energy efficiency of insulated steel. Depending on the model, the surface is painted or stained, so you can choose from a variety of customizable looks and colors to fit any home style and budget.
The Canyon Ridge® Collection
The material is molded from actual wood pieces in order to create the natural texture and intricate grains from the species it emulates. The composite cladding is attached to a polyurethane foam insulated three-layer steel base door that combines strength and durability with an impressive 20.4 R-Value.
These doors are available in three cladding species—Pecky Cypress, Clear Cypress, and Mahogany—and arrive factory-finished in a Medium, Dark, or Walnut stain. They are also available in painted white or primed for a custom finish.
Ultra-Grain® Stained Steel Garage Doors
Are you dying for a natural-looking stained woodgrain paint finish? Take a look at Ultra-Grain®, Clopay's® exclusive faux wood finish. This durable woodgrain paint finish is designed for steel garage doors and delivers a realistic look.
The grain runs both vertically and horizontally, following the stiles and rails to give your door a natural appearance. Ultra-Grain® is available on Clopay’s® most energy-efficient insulated garage door models in a variety of extremely durable stain colors to fit every home’s exterior style. You can choose a door from the Canyon Ridge® Ultra-Grain Series, but this finish is also available on the Gallery® Collection, the Modern Steel™ Collection, and the Classic™ Collection.
Think a faux wood garage door is perfect for you? Upload a digital photo to Clopay’s® Door Imagination System to see how these doors will look on your home. There are over 1,000 different garage door designs in steel, composite, aluminum, and glass that will help you transform your garage from purely functional to fashionable as well. Try it now and see your dream garage come to life!