Why Wood Garage Doors are More Eco-friendly Options

April 22, 2021

Sustainable and “green” architecture is on the rise across the country. Many homeowners are looking to make their homes more environmentally friendly, and those who value sustainability are making their remodeling choices based on the materials used. When it comes to garage doors, there are a variety of metal options, but there is also wood, which is an eco-friendly material that is perfect for any home. 

If sustainability matters, here’s why you should choose wood as a material for your next custom garage door. 

Manufacturing Wooden Garage Doors Has a Smaller Carbon Footprint

When compared to metal doors, manufacturing a wooden garage door requires less energy and leaves a much smaller carbon footprint. Metal garage doors are manufactured using a lot of heavy machinery, automation, and other industrial equipment. The custom wooden garage doors made by CAMBEK are manufactured with a much smaller carbon footprint. 

Wood is a Renewable Material

The wood used in garage doors is a sustainable, renewable resource. Sustainable forest management in the United States has come leaps and bounds over the years, and billions of trees are planted every yearStudies have shown that “net forest area in the U.S. has been stable since the early 1900s and increased by about 2% from 752 million to 765 million acres between 2007 and 2017.” 

Wood is Biodegradable

When it’s time to replace a wooden garage door, most of the materials in it are completely biodegradable. There’s no need for energy-consuming recycling (as is the case with metal) and the process of disposing of them is much cleaner. 

They Have a Long Lifespan

Wooden garage doors from CAMBEK are sturdy and built to last decades. They are resistant to high winds and harsh weather and do not dent as easily as the panels on metal garage doors. When you buy a quality door that lasts, you reduce your home’s overall impact on the environment. 

They are Good Insulators

Wooden garage doors are built to save energy in your home. If the garage space is heated in the winter and airconditioned in the summer, a wooden garage door will help preserve those temperatures. This not only makes the space more environmentally friendly, but it also lowers utility costs all year long.  


Looking for an eco-friendly garage door for your next project? Look no further than custom wooden garage doors from CAMBEK. Get in touch with us today for a free consultation.



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