Advantages of Wood overlay Garage Doors

If you’re on the hunt for a garage door that combines beauty with brawn, might we suggest considering a wood overlay garage door? Not only do these doors bring a natural elegance to your home’s exterior, but they’re also built to last. We have been installing garage doors in Houston since 2006 and have seen plenty of reasons why wood overlay garage doors can be a great choice for your home. Let’s dive into some of the advantages of wood overlay garage doors. 

Aesthetic Appeal Of Wood Overlay

Natural Beauty

There’s something undeniably appealing about the rich texture and warm tones of natural wood. One of our clients in the suburbs, who recently replaced her outdated metal door with a cedar wood overlay, couldn’t stop gushing about how it transformed the look of her entire property. It’s like putting on the perfect pair of earrings to complete an outfit; sometimes, it’s all in the details.


Every homeowner’s taste is unique and thankfully wood overlay garage doors come with endless customization options. Whether you prefer the classic charm of carriage house designs or something sleek and modern, there’s a style just for you. You can choose the type of wood, the finish, and even add decorative hardware. Our team loves working with homeowners to bring these custom visions to life—it’s like being part of a home makeover show every day!

Architectural Harmony

Whatever the style of your home—be it Victorian, Colonial, or something more contemporary—a wood overlay can be designed to complement it beautifully. We’ve installed doors that echo everything from rustic farmhouse vibes to cutting-edge modern aesthetics.

Durability and Strength

Core Construction

Looks aside, wood overlay garage doors are incredibly robust. They typically feature a sturdy core made from materials, including steel or fiberglass, which is then covered with a thin layer of real wood. This combination offers the best of both worlds: strength and style.


With proper care, these doors can serve you well for decades. I remember installing a door in my own home about ten years ago, and it still looks as good as new, thanks to regular maintenance.

Weather Resistance

Houston’s weather can be pretty unforgiving, with its humidity and heat. Modern wood doors come treated with weather-resistant coatings that help protect against warping and fading. A client in Katy noted how her previous non-treated wood door deteriorated quickly, while her new, treated wood overlay door has stood up remarkably well over the past few years.

Energy Efficiency

Insulation Benefits

Wood overlay doors are excellent insulators. If your garage is attached to your home, a well-insulated door can significantly affect your energy bills. It keeps the hot air out during our scorching summers and retains warmth during the brief cold spells.


Though the upfront cost might be higher than some other materials, the savings in energy bills and durability often offset this over time. It’s an investment that pays dividends in comfort and cost savings.

Increased Property Value


Installing a high-quality garage door like a wood overlay can offer a solid return on investment by boosting your home’s market value. Many prospective buyers appreciate the upgrade and the curb appeal it brings.


During open houses, the first thing people often notice is the garage door, especially if it fronts the street. A beautiful wood door sets the tone for the rest of the home and can be a deciding factor for potential buyers.

Variety and Versatility

Wide Range of Choices

From light woods like pine to darker shades like walnut, you have plenty of colors and styles to choose from. Each type of wood brings its own character to the door, allowing for a truly personalized touch.


Wood overlay garage doors offer a unique blend of beauty, durability, and efficiency. If you’re considering a new garage door, they are worth a look. Feel free to drop by our showroom in Houston or give us a call for a consultation. Transforming your home could start with just a new door!



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Travis grew up in the Northwest, enjoying fishing with his dad and playing sports with his brother and neighborhood friends. He has enjoyed singing, writing songs, and playing the trumpet for his local church. In high school he excelled at playing…                                            [Repair Techs Contd]



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Cory is a Houston native. He is the service manager at Spectrum Overhead Door, and is well known to be a team player. No doubt, he learned some of his great qualities growing up playing soccer, football, and running track. Back then he was known as “Sticks”…                    [Repair Techs Contd]



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