Garage Door Materials

Steel — Gal­vanised and Insulated

We have a wide range of steel doors avail­able. Both our canopy and tracked garage doors come in a vari­ety of gal­vanised steel designs. All of our sec­tion­al doors are con­struct­ed from insu­lat­ed steel. 

Advan­tages of Steel:

  • Light – makes it eas­i­er to man­u­al­ly open and close up & over doors
  • Durable – steel will last for a long time and requires very lit­tle maintenance
  • Ver­sa­tile – it can be fin­ished in a huge vari­ety of colours and wood-grain effects
  • Secure – steel doors are near­ly impos­si­ble to pry open
  • Eco­nom­i­cal – a steel garage door will almost always be cheap­er than a tim­ber one
  • Cus­tomis­able – steel doors are avail­able in a broad selec­tion of colours and fin­ish­es, includ­ing tim­ber-look coatings

Dis­ad­van­tages of Steel:

  • Depend­ing on the thick­ness of the steel itself, it can be eas­i­ly dent­ed if dri­ven into
  • Steel doors which aren’t insu­lat­ed may not be very ther­mal­ly efficient


Sol­id tim­ber garage doors have always been pop­u­lar, as wood is a time­less mate­r­i­al which will last a life­time with the prop­er care. We offer a vari­ety of tim­ber designs which can be installed as canopy or tracked doors.

With 30 designs avail­able in a canopy open­ing mech­a­nism and 34 designs avail­able in a tracked open­ing mech­a­nism, you’ve got plen­ty of choice avail­able through Evan­der. All tim­ber doors have a vari­ety of wood-stain options avail­able to ensure a good match with the look of your property.

Advan­tages of Timber:

  • Beau­ti­ful – sol­id tim­ber looks great on a huge range of homes and is timeless
  • Strong – sol­id red cedar is a strong and durable wood which will keep your garage secure
  • Ver­sa­tile – the tim­ber can be stained in a vari­ety of dif­fer­ent wood shades
  • Effi­cient – tim­ber is nat­u­ral­ly insu­lat­ing, help­ing to keep your garage a rea­son­able temperature

Dis­ad­van­tages of Timber:

  • Tim­ber requires reg­u­lar main­te­nance to ensure it lasts. Reg­u­lar stain­ing of the wood should be car­ried out to keep mois­ture from get­ting in and rotting/​warping the wood
  • Tim­ber doors tend to be more expen­sive than oth­er door types


Alu­mini­um is a very light and head-wear­ing met­al, mak­ing it ide­al for garage doors. It’s very sta­ble and will not dete­ri­o­rate in harsh weath­er con­di­tions. Our roller garage doors are con­struct­ed from alu­mini­um with an insu­lat­ed core, mak­ing them ide­al for a garage which is attached to your home.

Our entire roller door range is con­struct­ed from insu­lat­ed alu­mini­um, which can be pur­chased in a paint­ed or lam­i­nat­ed fin­ish. There are 13 paint­ed colours avail­able and 3 lam­i­nat­ed tim­ber-grain effects.

Advan­tages of Aluminium:

  • Light – alu­mini­um is a very light met­al and there­fore is ide­al for doors where a motor is used to raise and low­er the door
  • Stur­dy – envi­ron­men­tal impacts (such as weath­er and tem­per­a­ture) will not cor­rode or warp the metal
  • Vibrant – alu­mini­um holds your cho­sen colour very well and will nev­er need repainting
  • Ver­sa­tile – our alu­mini­um roller doors come in a vari­ety of colours and are also avail­able in a tim­ber-look coating

Dis­ad­van­tages of Aluminium:

  • Alu­mini­um tends to be more expen­sive than steel
  • Only avail­able in roller doors, which can look industrial

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