Steel is probably the most secure, durable and strong garage door material. Many manufacturers emboss steel with patterns and coatings that mimic wood and can match most vintage styles. However, steel is easier to maintain than wood. Steel does not crack, warp or chip. Galvanized steel also won't rust, though colors may fade.
Steel doors may be slightly more expensive than basic wood doors, but the energy savings and extended lifespan make steel a better value in the long run.