warm look of wooden garage doors can transform a previously bland garage space
into the focal point of your home. However, the type of wood you choose has a
significant impact on the finished results. Though there is no single, “best” wood garage
cedar garage doors are a definite favorite among our customers. Why is cedar a
good garage door material?
The Benefits of Cedar Garage Doors
- Cedar is
excellent resistance to damage from moisture and insects. Cedar stands up to
any weather, remaining straight and true without cracking or warping.
- Cedar is
Cedar is a light, porous wood that is easy to move, allowing for effortless garage door
- Cedar is an excellent
sound and heat insulator.
The porous nature of cedar thwarts the transfer of air and sound, giving it an
excellent insulating value, and allowing it to absorb noise effectively.
- Cedar offers
a variety of aesthetic options.
you prefer a rustic, weathered look, a uniform finish, or a glossy, strikingly
patterned garage door, there are a variety of cedar species and paint and stain
allowing you to customize your beautiful cedar garage doors to wonderfully
complement your home.
Tips on Caring for Cedar Garage Doors
Though cedar is
exceedingly durable due to its tannic acid (a natural preservative) content, it does require occasional care. Be sure to treat your cedar
garage doors every two to three years to keep them looking their best. Your
garage door manufacturer will include care constructions.
Routine maintenance for
stained cedar typically involves carefully scrubbing your cedar doors with a
stiff-bristled natural or nylon brush to remove surface contaminants, or
scuffing doors lightly with fine-grit sandpaper, working with the grain. You
should follow this cleaning with two coats of semi-transparent or solid oil-based
penetrating exterior stain, taking care to finish every side and edge to
preserve the wood.
Heighten the curb appeal of your Alamo,
El Cerrito, Oakland, Fairfield, Pittsburg, San Pablo, or San Rafael home with beautiful
cedar garage doors from Madden Door & Sons. Contact us at 925-208-4907
for a quote or fill out our online contact form today.