wood garage doors

Wood Garage Doors

An investment in a modern garage door is one of the best ways to increase the resale value of your home. For many homes the garage door can take up to 30% of the front facade. So a new garage door will enhance “curb appeal” significantly.

When considering premium options for your home - you can consider doors made of wood to be at the top tier. A modern wood garage door of cedar or mahogany is a high-end choice that provides elevated aesthetics. Despite seeming more traditional, wooden garage doors actually increase security and insulation as well.

Call Us Today for a FREE QUOTE

Contact Our Garage Design Team to Learn More About Wood Garage Doors and Faux Wood Options too!

What Our Customers Say About Us ...

Benefits of a Wood Garage Door

Increased Curb Appeal

You have many materials to choose from with modern garage doors.  Wood is the material that enhances the visual appeal of your house the most.  It is a serious investment in your property and will increase the value of your home.

Stronger Security

The garage door is typically a vulnerable point of the home.  Wood garage doors are constructed with several layers of wood and insulation.  For any would-be thieves, the solid build of this door is extremely difficult to penetrate.  And almost impossible to attempt without calling attention to themselves.  Wood is the safer option for this reason so you and your family can feel secure in your home.

Energy Efficiency

Raised panel garage doors are often referred to as the “traditional” style of garage door - meaning they are the most common style since the mid-century.  A raised panel wood garage door has a grid of beveled panels (or rail-and-stiles) which is typically seen in wood cabinetry.

raised panel wood garage door

Styles of Wood Garage Door

Raised Panel

Raised panel garage doors are often referred to as the “traditional” style of garage door - meaning they are the most common style since the mid-century.  A raised panel wood garage door has a grid of beveled panels (or rail-and-stiles) which is typically seen in wood cabinetry.

contemporary wood garage doors

Modern / Contemporary

Modern wood garage doors are sometimes referred to as “contemporary” also.  The key attribute of the modern style is flush design.  This sets it apart from the raised panels of traditional garage doors.  A modern wood garage door often incorporates frosted or obscure glass panels.  The doors have a simple geometric layout to blend with homes that have a modern architectural design.

wood garage doors toronto

Carriage House

When choosing a type of wood garage door, the carriage house style is the true classic design.  Reminiscent of a bygone era when homes had stables, this carriage house is sometimes referred to as "barn-style" or "country-style".  This type is known for having two separate swing-out doors instead of overhead operation. Although traditional in appearance, today's carriage doors are built using modern materials.  This means you can expect the same level of security and energy efficiency in this type as with other modern garage doors.

Different Types of Wood

Cedar Garage Doors

Cedar is the most popular choice for a wood garage door.  It has several qualities that make it a high-performing option.  Most important, cedar is lightweight.  This allows flexibility in choosing a garage door opener. A cheaper, low-power opener should work fine.  

Further benefits of a cedar garage door include:

  • Durability - stands up to extreme weather and moisture without warping.
  • Excellent Insulation - from temperature and noise.
  • Different Design Options - homeowners can choose either knotty or clear cedar based on aesthetics and cost.  Cedar is a great wood for staining, and many different colour options exist.

Other popular types of wood for garage doors:

  • Hemlock
  • Luan
  • Mahogany
  • Maple
  • Redwood
  • Meranti
  • Fir
  • Pine
  • Oak


View Our Portfolio

Take a look at some of our modern garage doors projects from around Toronto and the GTA.

Insulated Wood Garage Doors

By now we've mentioned that wood provides natural insulation against temperature loss and noise.  Makers of modern wood garage doors go a step further by incorporating a core of polyurethane foam into the fabrication. 

Whether manufactured or handcrafted, a high-end wooden door will be built in layers with insulation at the centre.  The result is a door with high R-value, meaning superior thermal regulation.  Both your garage, and by extension your house, will be more energy efficient - keeping cool in the summer and warm in the winter. 

The foam insulation also adds to the strength and durability of the garage door, making it resistant to damage and intruders.

Read more about insulated garage doors.

faux wood garage doors

Faux Wood Garage Doors

Some homeowners may find the prospect of a wood garage door a bit daunting from a price perspective. However, faux wood or wood look garage doors have come a long way in recent years. Modern manufacturing uses molds from real wood to duplicate grain patterns and textures. The result is a wood grain garage door that looks utterly convincing and technology-forward.

Faux wood is constructed using steel and fibreglass which brings several benefits:

  • less expensive
  • requires little to no maintenance
  • less heavy and easier to lift (important if there is a problem with your garage door opener)

Contact the Team at Garage Life for Modern Garage Doors

We also specialize in glass garage doors and rollup garage doors.

Learn More About Roll Up Garage Doors

Get in touch with one of our garage door experts today.  We are ready to consult with you regarding different options based on your need.  All of our quotes are no-hassle and no-commitment.

Contact Us Today

Send us a message and we'll get right back to you!

Please enter your name.
Please enter a valid phone number.
Please enter a message.