How to Care for a Wood Garage Door in the Pacific Northwest

How to Care for a Wood Garage Door in the Pacific Northwest

Wood makes up some of the most attractive garage doors. The natural finish of the material contrasts beautifully with any style of home, and your curb appeal will soar if you add wooden garage doors to your house.

When you purchase wood doors, you also commit to keeping them in good condition. It frequently rains in the Pacific Northwest, and if you don’t protect your wooden garage doors, they can be exposed to moisture that causes severe damage. Learn how to treat your wooden garage doors so that they remain in good condition in this unique climate.


Bridgeport™ Steel and Canyon Ridge® Louver Garage Doors

At DistribuDoors, we have two new garage door models from Clopay available for installation for your home in the Greater Puget Sound area. Both feature Intellicore® insulation to keep garages cooler in the hot summer sun, and warmer during cold winter months. Intellicore® also helps muffle sounds both ways for your added peace and privacy.

See what the Bridgeport™ Steel and Canyon Ridge® Louver have to offer.

Bridgeport™ Steel

Clopay Bridgeport™ Steel doors are insulated with a shaker-style recessed panel design. These doors combine the appeal of classic woodcrafted patterns with the added durability of a three-layer steel construction. Multiple color options are available to complement almost any home, including solid colors and several premium Ultra-Grain® patterns designed to resemble real wood grain.

Intellicore® insulation is standard on these doors, with your option of using a 2-inch or 1 3/8-inch layer. This technology provides excellent climate control advantages through advanced thermal properties, placing reduced demand on your HVAC system and lowering energy costs.

Bridgeport™ Steel garage doors feature panels in narrow or extended designs. You can order yours with solid top sections to match or select one with windows from a long list of attractive options. The windows are customizable with single-pane and insulated options — as well as clear acrylic windows — available in different patterns, such as:

  • Clear.
  • Frosted.
  • Seeded.
  • Obscure.
  • Rain-style.

These garage doors come backed by several manufacturer warranties, including a three-year warranty on the hardware, 10-year on the windows and a lifetime guarantee for the painted exterior. A standard, color-matched lift handle is included, but you can customize your handle and hinges from several additional options.

Canyon Ridge® Louver

The new Clopay Canyon Ridge® Louver garage doors offer the look of shutter-style doors with the modern advantage of overhead operation. They come in several attractive tones that complement a wide range of home decor styles, including solid colors and natural wood grain. Two-tone cladding and overlay combination options are also available for added design versatility.

These doors look just like real wooden shutters — and there are a dozen to select from for the right design. For example, multiple top sections can deliver the look you want to achieve, with frosted, seeded, obscure and rain available. You can also choose from solid top section designs for a seamless top-to-bottom look. Different hinges, decorative lift handles, a door knocker and escutcheon plates contribute to the door you want. Other customization options are available by request.

Intellicore® and Warranties

The Canyon Ridge® Louver door also comes with Intellicore® insulation technology. The five-layer design includes a 2-inch layer of insulation for added protection from noises and the outdoor climate — steel and composite make up the other four layers. These components are molded using pieces of natural wood for an authentic look.

Clopay Canyon Ridge® Louver doors come with two, five-year warranties — one covering the hardware and the other protecting against composite overlay delamination.

Learn More About These New Garage Doors for Sale

At DistribuDoors, we have over 35 years of experience installing and servicing garage doors across Seattle. Contact us today to learn more about these products and get professional assistance in designing your custom garage door. You can also reach us by calling 206-443-1640.

Signs That You Need a New Garage Door

When is it time to replace a garage door? There’s no single answer to that question. Sometimes damage to a door can be fixed with a simple panel replacement. You can also stave off repairs on your garage door by practicing smart preventative techniques, such as cleaning and inspecting the door yearly.


Choosing the Right Commercial Garage Door for Your Business

Finding the best commercial garage door for your company will require patience and research, as different doors can benefit various industries. For instance, a restaurant may want a sophisticated garage door that can open during the summer for outdoor dining. At the same time, an auto repair shop would likely desire a series of functional panel doors to let cars in for repairs. Learn more about the different types of commercial garage doors below to decide which one is right for your business.


Choosing Two Single Garage Doors or a Large Double Door

You know you want a two-car garage, but what you don’t know is whether you want your garage to have a double garage door or two single doors. Both look attractive, and they can both complement the appearance of any home. What factors should you take into account when deciding? You need to weigh the cost and maintenance involved with getting each door. Consider the benefits of the two, and you can make up your mind much more easily.