Wood vs metal garage: Which is the best option?

Wood vs metal garage

Garages are effective and cost-efficient in adding value and space to your property. Wood and metal are two of the most common materials used to build garages. But what is the difference, what benefits do they carry, and which one should you invest in? These are some of the common questions we will explore in this article.

Durability and Maintenance

Many people believe that wood is not as strong as metal. This can be true in cases where the materials used are of poor quality, but if wooden garages are built by expert craftsmen with years of experience and built using only the best quality materials, they can be as or even more sturdy and durable than metal garages.

On the other hand, metal garages are resistant to damage such as rot and fire. Still, the frequent condensation can, unfortunately, lead to rust which means that this type of garage requires regular maintenance or even replacement.

Wood garages also require regular maintenance, but this won’t be as regular and as pricy as the metal garages. Better insulation and easy, less costly maintenance means they can be not only suited for use all year-around but also very versatile as they can be used for storage, workshop, home office, playrooms and more! 


Garage appearance can complement your property! They can be designed, painted, and renovated as you desire, so they will fit perfectly with your home, garden or wherever you place it.

Even if you require an upgrade after the garage has been built, it can still be easily achieved. Additional features, such as coloured Onduline roofs, insulated ceilings, walls and floors, roller shutter doors and more, can be added to help enhance residential properties’ attractiveness.

You can also build a unique metal garage, but any additional updates are more difficult to achieve due to the weight and rigidness of the material. Metals also generally end with flaky paint, which requires reapplying new coats of paint at least every year.

The appearance of wood garages has proved over the years to be more stylish and preferred by many, and it doesn’t require much maintenance either! So, in the case of appearance, design and style, we are giving a big thumbs up to the wood garages.

Environmentally Friendly

Whether you choose a metal or wood garage, ensure that you recycle the materials and reduce the amount of waste generated during construction. Luckily, when it comes to the environment, both types of garages are environmentally friendly to a certain extent.  

Wood is the ultimate product as it is recyclable, sustainable, and biodegradable, which means that overall, it’s the best material for the environment. Metal is also recyclable and will last many years if properly maintained – just like wood garages.

Wood vs Metal Garages- Final thoughts

As you now know, garages are great for adding value and secure space to your property, but which is better to invest in? Metal or wood garages?

Wood garages are a big winner in terms of durability, maintenance and appearance! While metal garages may take more time and effort to maintain, both solutions are environmentally friendly.

If you choose a bespoke wood garage, Jon William Stables team will guide you with the design and recommend the best materials for construction. Once you settle on the design, we will build and deliver your new wooden garage. So don’t hesitate to contact us at 01380 850965 or fill out an enquiry form.

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