Garage Doors

Aluminum vs Steel Garage Doors

Is my garage door aluminum or steel?

We receive this question quite often from our customers. This is usually asked regarding residential garage doors. A common assumption is that their garage door is aluminum or that all garage doors are aluminum.

The answer is, most garage doors these days, especially residential, are made of 24 or 25 gauge steel. Steel garage doors are more economical than aluminum. If you’re a homeowner and prefer aluminum, those can be purchased.

Aluminum garage doors are common in commercial settings. Have you ever noticed the garage doors at the service centers of car dealerships or mechanic shops? Those are full view glass framed with aluminum doors.