Choosing the Right Material for an Appliance Garage Cabinet

For many homeowners, the garage is more than a place to park the car at night. It is another room of the home which often serves as storage space, a utility shed, or a workshop. Just as with any other room in the home, it is not difficult for the clutter in a garage to get out of hand. Many homeowners contact us here at Door Roll Up to explore our metal-based storage solutions.

One of the first questions we hear from homeowners is, “Why choose metal?” In this post, we are going to explore the three most popular material options for an appliance garage cabinet and why aluminum is a great fit for the garage.

The Pros and Cons of Plastic Cabinetry

Plastic cabinets trump all other materials in terms of cost. Not only are they inexpensive to purchase, but they will not corrode, rot, and they are easy to clean.

The problem with plastic which we at Door Roll Up have found is that they do not have nearly the same load capacity as the other two materials on our list. The garage is a room of the home which is relied upon to hold and store some pretty heavy duty materials, making plastic an inappropriate choice for most homes.

The Pros and Cons of Wood Cabinetry

A wood based appliance garage cabinet will likely be made from one of the following:

  • Particle board
  • Plywood
  • Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF)

While a lot of the customers we see love the look of a wood cabinet, the truth is that they do come with a number of drawbacks – especially if they are going to be used in the garage. Wood cabinets are much heavier than our aluminum cabinets and they are susceptible to warping and other damage resulting from moisture (especially here in Florida where it can become incredibly humid!). Because wood cabinets are porous, they are also prone to pest infestation.

The Pros and Cons of Metal Cabinetry

At Door Roll Up we love aluminum appliance garage cabinets because not only they look great, but also they are the most functional type of cabinet for this area of the home. Unlike wood cabinets, they are lighter in weight and they are insect-proof. Our cabinets are waterproof and rust resistant, making them suitable for all climates, and much like plastic cabinets, they are easy to clean and maintain.

The main drawback to aluminum cabinets is the expense, but our team of professionals are experts in finding budget-friendly solutions so that you can still get the aluminum cabinets you want at a price you can afford. Peruse our selection of cabinets online or come visit us here in Miramar, Florida to see what we have in store for you.

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