Best Reasons to Cover the Garage Door Frame in Aluminum

When you are choosing a new garage door, you have plenty of options available when it comes to style and aesthetics, as well as quality. However, you might not have realized that it is also possible to cover the exterior of your garage door frame in aluminum. You might not even know why this is a good idea.

It’s certainly a possibility, and one that you might want to consider. You can cover the wooden frame of the door with aluminum. This is called cladding or capping, and it does more than just help with a door’s appearance. It can also help to make maintenance easier. Best of all, you have a wealth of color choices readily available, so you can create an aesthetic that matches your home.

House with a garage door aluminum frame

The Aluminum

The type of aluminum used for cladding tends to be the same sort that would be utilized for gutters, and that is used for covering other exterior parts of a building. This means it tends to be very good when it comes to dealing with the weather. The aluminum is bent so that it will fit your specific door.

While it is possible to have this type of material fabricated on your own for your door, it can be difficult to get it all together on your own. You will find that it is faster, and far easier, to have the professionals do it when they install your door. They already have the knowledge and the equipment needed for this type of work.

Low Maintenance

One of the biggest benefits of using aluminum cladding for the garage door is the fact that it can help to reduce the maintenance needed for the door. This doesn’t rust, and you do not have to worry about the sunlight causing it to fade. It is resistant to wearing and the weather, and it is easy to clean with some soapy water and a cloth.

Helps the Wood Last Longer

When you cover the exterior of the door with the aluminum, it is going to cut down on the amount of painting that you have to do. When you have just wood, you will likely have to paint or stain every couple of years to keep it looking good. The aluminum will protect the wood, even from rot.

Looks Smooth

You can get a great seal over the door, and you will find that it tends to look very smooth. In addition, it can stay flexible even when it gets to be quite cold outside.

Nice Aesthetic

Of course, one of the best reasons to utilize aluminum cladding is for the aesthetics. The garage door is a massive part of curb appeal, and these types of doors tend to look great for years to come. If you are going to be selling your home, having a door such as this can make it easy to boost the value of your home, and make it a pleasant sight when those potential buyers come to see it for the first time.

Are You Ready?

Now that you have a better understanding of what adding an aluminum frame to your garage door’s exterior can do for you, it’s time that you considered it. If you have more questions, please contact us at 905-569-9133. We know the ins and outs of garage doors and can answer all of your questions. We can help you learn more about your options and help guide you toward making the right decision. You could also send us an email for an online quotation.

Finally, if you are looking to change out your garage door and are still deciding on the design, consider the Design Centre, where you can personalize your door. You can also find some ideas thanks to our image gallery.


Good Morning to you! Thank you very much for thinking of B&M Garage Door for your garage door framing. Could you please give us call? We would have quick questions in order to provide an accurate quote. Thanks! Here are the phone numbers of our 2 locations: Mississauga: 905-569-9133 and Georgetown: 905-873-4848

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