Garage Doors 101: Understanding Styles, Materials, and Maintenance

At Chateau Doors, we know that there is considerably more to selecting garage doors than a prospective customer might think initially. Not everyone who wants new doors can be expected to be an expert in this specialised field. Fortunately, we at Chateau Doors are on hand.


Popular South African Materials for Garage Doors

Just as we don’t take a “one size fits all” approach to installing the garage doors we supply, we manufacture our doors in a variety of this country’s most popular styles and materials. Doors made of the first two materials listed below – wood and aluminium – are particularly popular, whilst steel garage doors impart a more industrial style:

  • Wooden Garage Doors – These doors are made of a sustainable, durable hardwood that can withstand the South African climate and a variety of weather conditions. The beauty of natural timber is unbeatable, providing that the material is cared for. At Chateau Doors, we offer a 2-year warranty on wooden products. Periodic maintenance is essential to keep doors’ appearance in pristine, “like new” condition, whilst maintenance services ensure that operating mechanisms of these heavy closures continue to function optimally.
  • Aluminium Garage – Aluminium doors are lighter in weight than wooden counterparts, so that wear and tear of working components and consequent maintenance is minimised. Nonetheless, aluminium garage doors benefit from being kept dust-free and being serviced from time to time. Our aluminium doors carry a 4-year warrant.
  • Steel Garage Doors – Galvanised steel is known for its strength, and this material is the most popular choice to secure industrial premises like factories, warehouses, and workshops and at loading docks. Our steel garage doors have a 2-year warranty.


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Garage Door Maintenance

Whatever garage door material takes your fancy, maintenance must be considered too – that is if you expect trouble-free use of your garage doors well into the future. It is possible that quality garage doors can last up to 30 years, if not longer, providing that they are maintained according to the manufacturers’ recommendations, which would include periodic professional service to keep doors and their operating mechanisms in tip-top working condition over the longer term.


Chateau Doors to the Fore

Our website illustrates a variety of our most sought-after garage door styles from which you may choose. Whether you require doors only, doors with a motor, or doors plus a motor and installation, we at Chateau Doors are ready to offer expert assistance. Contact us today for your garage door requirements.

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