In case your garage entrance is made of wood, you should know that some operations are necessary to take care of it. Wood must be maintained properly, if you want your door to serve you permanently. A wooden door may be out of order particularly soon, when you live in the place with inconsistent climate. So there are several ways to save wood from the rigorous weather. Insulation as one of them has been in use for a long period of time, because it is rather efficient. Although wood insulation is quite expensive, as the high R valued insulator, that is used, costs much.
You can choose among two types of insulation substances. The first one, with low R value, is usually used for metal insulation, because its insulation characteristics are rather poor and metal is a bit weather resistant itself. Such metals as vinyl and steel will have a long life under this kind of insulation material. The second type, with high R value, is commonly used for insulation of wood. As it is an insulator of top quality, its price is high indeed. In fact if you are a person with an average income, it can be too much to pay for a wooden garage door, which is expensive itself, and then for high-priced insulation.
Still there is a way out - metalic bolts may be used on wooden doors during winter. This is rather new, but very effective solution of the problem. Using steel or vinyl bolts will not only make your wooden garage entrance more reliable, but more attractive too. Their price is really reasonable and you don't need to be a professional to install them. This is the best economical variant ever. So, we have a fresh idea about a garage door -- a wooden framework with steel or vinyl bolts. This kind of combination will give you a reasonable and beautiful door.
Such a garage door needs minimum expenses for keeping it in order and doesn't need more insulation. This new type of an entrance is both moderately priced and nice-looking. Trying to make such a composite door yourself, you'll face lots of design and mechanic problems, whereas ready-made kind of this garage door will match your particular taste and family finances. As it comes out, there are some types of garage doors that are really cheap and reliable.