There are many different types of overhead garage door to choose from and you should research the features of each before making a choice. An overhead garage door can add a lot to the looks of your house and it is probably the first thing that people will notice when they come over. So you should make sure that the door does what you need it to while fitting into the overall look of the house.
Each type of overhead garage door has advantages and disadvantages. The most expensive type of garage door is the traditional wood type. It looks great with many different home styles but does not last as long as the other types. Over time the wood will expand and contract making the door break down from continued use. So you will spend a lot of time and money repairing this type of door. Aluminum doors are popular because they are cheap and will last much longer than a wood door. You can even buy an aluminum door that has a wooden fade. The drawback is that the material is very light so it dents easily and does not provide very much insulation.
They will not look right on every house but steel overhead garage door is a nice compromise between aluminum and wood. It can be made to look like both of them and will last a very long time without deteriorating. The steel door is heavy enough to allow it to be heavily insulated which can really help out in the winter. The only drawbacks are that they are usually twice as expensive as the aluminum doors and they are heavier so it puts more strain on the motor that raises and lowers the door. That can lead to replacing the door motor more often than on the other types. Fiberglass doors are sometimes used in houses along the coast because they will not corrode or deteriorate in the salt air. They are very light and tend to crack or break easily so they are not the best choice to use anywhere else.