Texture, intricate patterns, warm, earthy, soft, and beautiful — wooden garage doors bring a sense of rustic luxury, character, and elegance to a home. However, wood-look doors are a great alternative that offer more durability and weather resistance with the same natural finish.

Let’s explore how to achieve this classic look by embracing contemporary materials and finishes and discover why wood-look garage doors are gaining in popularity.

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The Timeless Appeal of Wood Aesthetics in Home Design

Traditional wooden garage doors bring visual warmth and sophistication to a home’s exterior. They can help soften a facade when other natural materials, such as stone, are used. From a traditional cottage to a sleek, contemporary home, a wood garage door suits many different architectural styles.

Offering unparalleled kerb appeal and resistance to dents, timber garage doors come in a range of finishes depending on the type of timber you choose. Nordic blonde timbers such as oak give a home’s exterior a Scandinavian effect, while warmer wood tones pair nicely with dark exteriors. Clear stains can bring out the timber’s natural beauty, and paint or a coloured stain can make an impression with a pop of colour.

Exploring Material Options for Wood-Like Garage Doors

Real wood garage doors can be costly, they require a lot of maintenance and can be susceptible to pests and insects, rot, warping, and deterioration if not cared for correctly. Insulation can also be a problem with real timber doors, making your whole house more exposed to fluctuations in temperature.  

This is why many homeowners now choose wood-look garage doors made of steel as an alternative. Unlike real timber, steel garage doors require little to no maintenance. They aren’t susceptible to pests or rot, they can be insulated to provide your home with extra comfort, and they are budget-friendly.

The Artistry of Wood-Grain Finishes

Homeowners should have no concerns about getting an authentic timber aesthetic with the collection of wood-look garage doors from Steel-Line. Technology has evolved so much that it’s now difficult to tell an actual timber garage door from a steel wood-look alternative just by looking at it.

Advanced finishing techniques help achieve realistic wood textures and patterns, and the versatility of timber tones means homeowners can seamlessly match any aesthetic or architectural style. Steel-Line’s wood-look garage doors are also designed to suit the wide variety of climate conditions we experience in Australia and won’t crack, peel, or chip after being exposed to the elements.

Design Customisation and Energy Efficiency

While traditional timber garage doors are available in tilt or sectional styles, Steel-Line’s wood-look doors are also available as roller doors for extra strength, and versatility. And, with customisation options, including window inserts, distinctive panel designs, and elegant hardware options, your garage door can be as unique as your home.

Because they are backed with the strength of steel, Steel-Line’s wood-look garage doors are also available with insulation to help your architecture align with your eco-friendly home goals.

Considerations for Maintenance, Longevity, and Cost

Real timber garage doors require regular maintenance to keep them looking their best and functioning correctly. If not correctly maintained, wooden garage doors can fade, warp, and suffer moisture damage.

However, Steel-Line’s wood-look garage doors are built to last. Because they are made of durable materials, they represent excellent value for money.

  • Our UniCote LUX garage doors are resistant to scratches, impact, and bending, and they aren’t affected by heat, salt, humidity, or sunlight.
  • Steel-Line’s Colorbond Timber Look garage doors have a five-layer design that features a baked-on paint finish for lifelong performance.
  • DecoWood garage doors use marine-grade powder-coated steel with a natural-looking 3D finish so that they look great for many years to come.

What's Not to Love About Modern Wood Aesthetics

Modern materials and technology mean homeowners no longer have to choose between the charm of wood and the benefits of steel, with garage doors that look as good as the real thing but take the hassle out of maintenance. Steel-Line’s Timber Look garage doors combine the best of two worlds. Strength and durability, along with the warmth and natural appearance of timber.

While steel garage doors are energy-intensive to produce, their ability to provide a greater level of insulation and long lifespan make them a great choice when it comes to energy efficiency and creating an eco-friendly home.

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Flush Mount Tilt Door in UniCote LUX Ash Wood colour
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The Best Garage Doors in Australia Are Made by Steel-Line

As a maker of garage doors for more than 45 years, Steel-Line is a trusted brand that’s committed to local manufacturing and providing the highest level of customer service and satisfaction. Our Australian-made garage doors are custom-designed for your home.

We can help you design your dream garage door and take care of the installation, and we’ll be there when you need a garage door service for the ultimate convenience. Call Steel-Line today on 1300 767 900 for a free measure and quote.

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