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Old 2008-07-18, 10:56 PM
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Default Metal vs Wood Garage Door

When it comes to garage doors, is it easier to maintain a metal vs wood one?

What's your preference and why?
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Old 2008-07-18, 11:23 PM
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Depends on the quality of the door that was installed. If it's the cheap paper ones that I see a few builders using, then I can say they won't last forever.

Metal ones should last quite a while providing the paint is maintained.
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How do you "maintain" the paint?
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Old 2008-07-19, 09:22 PM
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Paint gets scratched or chipped to bare metal, then repaint it to prevent corrosion.
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I have metal doors and you can actually scratch the paint away with your finger nail. Greg's right you'll have to repaint to maintain.
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