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Start With The Iconic Way To Design A Garage Door!

Start With The Iconic Way To Design A Garage Door!

Choosing the right style, material, color, and construction for your garage door is the best way to design a garage door. Although your garage may seem like a secondhand space that does not have a significant impact on your home, it can actually have a dramatic effect on your home’s curb appeal and energy efficiency. 

Are you looking for ways to elevate your Phoenix, AZ property for potential home buyers or breathe some new life into a dated look? When it comes time to choose a new garage door, the selection process may seem daunting. 

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The Four Steps to Designing Your New Garage Door

To design a garage door, there are four primary decisions you need to make: garage door style, material, color, and construction. Let’s walk through your options, and how we can help choose the best one for your home. They can guide you toward the best style and brand.

If you have any questions about new garage door installation along the way, feel free to call Iconic Garage Door Services for quick and thorough answers. Here comes the rundown to design a garage door!

Step One: Choose Your Garage Door Style

There are three primary garage door styles: traditional, carriage house, and modern. We like referring to style choices from our favorite brands like Clopay for new garage door installation or replacement in Phoenix, AZ.

Nevertheless, there are numerous styles that fit within these categories, like farmhouse modern, contemporary, and mid-century modern—just to name a few. However, when choosing your favorite garage door style, you have to consider your home’s architecture.

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Traditional Garage Door

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Carriage-House Garage Door

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Modern Garage Door

For example, traditional garage doors with raised or recessed panels are a great choice for ranch and craftsman-style homes. On the other hand, contemporary homes tend to look the best with modern garage doors that have glass or flush panels. 

If you are having trouble choosing your garage door style, consult our Iconic experts to help you curate the best curb appeal for your Phoenix, AZ home.

Step Two: Choose Your Garage Door Material

Once you have decided which garage door style best suits your home’s architecture, it is time to select your garage door material. The most common garage door materials we work with are steel, wood, glass, and faux wood.


Steel is the most popular choice for garage doors, with every major manufacturer offering numerous options for affordable, steel garage doors. We talk more about how you can style your steel garage door from our “Garage Door Styles That Will Inspire in 2024” blog.


Wood is another popular, new garage door material that can be customized to suit any garage door style. Each garage door panel is constructed entirely of real wood, making wood garage doors durable, beautiful, and naturally insulated. For a better idea to design a garage door, we find Clopay’s online tool most helpful.


For the ultimate modern look, homeowners choose glass garage doors. Constructed with a durable aluminum frame and full-view glass panels, glass garage doors are a stunning curb appeal boost for modern and contemporary homes. “The Great Benefits of Glass Garage Doors” blog spotlights more information on a luxury garage door installation in Phoenix, AZ.  

Faux Wood

Finally, faux wood garage doors have a steel construction with a composite or wood-look overlay. As one of our favorite garage door material options, faux wood gives you the durability of steel and the incredible beauty of wood. Learn more about the different garage door materials we offer from “The Pros & Cons of Different Garage Door Materials in Arizona” blog.

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Step Three: Choose Your Garage Door Color

When it comes to choosing your garage door color for step three, the options are virtually limitless. Most homeowners tend to select a neutral color palette that completes their property’s cohesive design. However, don’t be afraid of a bold color palette, as we talk about the pop-of-color benefits in our Modern Olive Green and Wood Tone Garage Door projects.

For a neutral palette, we love white, beige, gray, or almond. Neutral colors easily complement many Phoenix, AZ home styles, making it easy to pair your new garage door with the look of your home. For a bold color palette, we recommend black, red, or any number of custom colors available through Clopay Color Blast. Bold colors are notably great for modern homes which add visual interest to the home’s exterior. 

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bold garage door colors

Step Four: Choose Your Garage Door Construction

Garage door construction determines the energy efficiency, noise control, and temperature moderation of your garage. We put this as step four, because once you have selected your garage door style, color, and material — all the most important aesthetic choices — it’s time to decide how light or insulated you want your new garage door. 

When it comes to garage door construction, you have a few options: non-insulated, two-layer insulated, and three-layer insulated. Non-insulated, or pan garage doors, provide very little protection against outside temperatures and tend to have a noisier operation. They are the cheapest construction because they will bend or warp over time, and you will need a total replacement. 

That is why we recommend two or three-layer insulated garage doors with polyurethane or polystyrene insulation. You can add insulation to steel, faux wood, and glass garage doors to increase their R-value, and improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Call Us About Designing Your New Garage Door in Phoenix, AZ!  

If you are ready to start designing your new garage doors, Iconic Garage Door Services is ready to assist you. And as you can see, we love a grand range of materials, styles, and colors so there are many avenues to take when it comes to a custom or standard garage door installation

We have years of experience designing, selling, and installing a wide variety of garage door styles, materials, colors, and constructions in Greater Phoenix, AZ. Call us to help you design a garage door today!

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