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. But when it comes time to choose a new garage door, the selection process may seem daunting.
From choosing your garage door style to selecting material, color, and construction, there are many decisions that shape the look and longevity of your new overhead door. To help you make the best choices, we have put together this brief guide for how to choose the right color and style for your garage door. Read below to learn more, and be sure to contact us with any questions!
Four Steps to Designing Your New Garage Door
When designing your new 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 to choose the best one for your home. If you have any questions along the way, feel free to contact Iconic Garage Door Services for quick and thorough answers.
One: Choose Your Garage Door Style
There are three primary garage door styles: traditional, carriage house, and modern. However, there are numerous styles that fit within these categories, like farmhouse modem, contemporary, and midcentury modern—to name just a few. When choosing your favorite garage door style, you have to consider your home’s architecture.
For example, traditional garage doors with raised or recessed panels are a great choice for ranch and craftsman-style homes. On the other hand, A-frame and 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 an expert to help you curate the best curb appeal for your home. They can guide you toward the best style and brand.
Traditional garage door
Carriage House Garage Door
modern Garage Door
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 steel garage doors. You can select steel doors in traditional, carriage house, or modern styles.
Wood is another popular new garage door choice 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 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.
One of our favorite options for garage door material is faux wood or wood-look. Faux wood garage doors have a steel construction with a composite or wood-look overlay. This gives you the durability of steel and the incredible beauty of wood. You can design a traditional, carriage house, or modern garage door in a faux wood finish.
Three: Choose Your Garage Door Color
When it comes to choosing your garage door color, the options are virtually limitless. However, most homeowners tend to select either a neutral or bold color palette. For a neutral palette, we love white, beige, gray, or almond. Neutral colors easily complement many 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 great for modern homes to add visual interest to the home’s exterior.
Four: Choose Your Garage Door Construction
Once you have selected your garage door style, color, and material — all the most important aesthetic choices — it’s time to decide on your garage door construction. Garage door construction determines the energy efficiency, noise control, and temperature moderation of your garage.
You have a few options when it comes to garage door construction: 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. 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.
Contact Us About New Garage Doors!
If you are ready to start designing your new garage doors, Iconic Garage Door Services is ready to assist you. We have years of experience designing, selling, and installing a wide variety of garage door styles, materials, colors, and constructions. We are here to help you make the best choice to upgrade the beauty and functionality of your home. Give us a call to schedule your free consultation!