My attached garage has wooden doors that have lasted since 1984. I guess
the fact that I have an overhang over the doors has contributed to their
Wooden doors insulate better than metal doors. Nothing ever freezes
inside the garage even when temps outside drop to single digits. If I
were to replace them for whatever reason they would be with wood again.
we just replaced a 25yo wood overhead with Aluminum
from Costco, and new opener
it works much better than the wood did, but it was old
a little pricey, but it has small high windows now.
The new window light is terriffic
Perhaps, though the degradation I've always noticed was on the bottom,
where they may have not been allowed to dry properly after rain.
Wood? Insulate? Hardly. The R-value is about nil. A foam insulated
steel door would be *far* better. OTOH, I'm not convinced it matters
all that much because I don't believe a decent seal can be made and
maintained all around a door that size.
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