Which Garage Door Style Is Best for My Home?

In our previous post, we explored how to improve curb appeal for your home with several detailed examples. Though it might take time to make all of your home improvement dreams a reality, there’s one element that can make a big impact on your home’s overall look and feel: the condition of your garage door. Whether large or small, your garage door adds to the structural aesthetic of your home and can drastically change the overall look of your property if it isn’t in good shape.

Garage doors can come in a variety of colors, styles, and finishes. The materials also vary from house to house, and there are several things to factor in when choosing the right style of door for your garage that matches and creates a beautiful addition to your home.

Here, we’ll take a closer look at which door options are available and what to consider when choosing the best one for the look you want to achieve:

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Style of Home

Depending on if your house is an older, more traditional style, or more contemporary, you might want to choose a garage door style that reflects one of these. That being said, you can choose something that’s a little more current but still goes with your home and garage design and colors. This can be an especially fun way to give your home an overall lift in appearance and increase property value.

Door Designs

One example of a common door design is traditional or raised panel, which are generally made in white and other neutral colors and many contain raised shapes or finishes that give them more texture and depth. They can be made of aluminum, vinyl, fiberglass and are generally a less expensive option.

Carriage-house doors sometimes look like farmhouse or barn-style doors, and can be great for more traditional homes, but some can be made with wood and can create a more contemporary look with the addition of windows, inserts, and metal hardware on the outside.

Contemporary garage doors tend to fall more on the minimalist side of design. Single color doors that match the garage structure itself are popular, as they blend right in to create a uniform look. Sectioned glass panel doors are also becoming increasingly popular, due to their simplistic look that merges well with modern home design.

Materials

Styles of garage doors can vary greatly and materials can range from fiberglass and vinyl to sturdier materials, like wood and steel. Other factors to consider when choosing materials are durability and energy efficiency. Wood can be a beautiful option for a garage door, but if you live in an area with a lot of precipitation and ongoing moisture, the wood can buckle, warp, or rot with repeated exposure. Vinyl and steel doors, on the other hand, can withstand the elements more easily and can be more cost-effective to maintain. To keep energy bills lower, wood and steel doors are a great choice, as they generally resist high heat and won’t let much air in or out of your home.

Functionality

Though design is important from an aesthetic perspective, functionality is one last important thing to consider when you’re looking for the best garage door for your space. Modern designs offer several options for door-opening mechanisms, depending on your style preferences.

A functional door is essential for many people, especially those who live in areas with more extreme climates. They rely on their garages to house their vehicles and keep them looking new and protected from the elements year-round.

sectional garage door

Sectional Garage Door

Sectional garage doors are a very popular choice, and when the door is lifted, they move sectionally upward via their hinges and are then pulled inward towards the ceiling and rear of the garage.
roll up garage door

Roll-Up Garage Door

Roll-up garage doors are not widely used in home garages. They are made of flat, horizontal metal panels that can bend and roll up tightly like a newspaper and are most often seen in entrances to private parking structures and businesses.
slide to the side garage doors

Slide to the Side Garage Door

Slide to the side garage doors are even more rare, and instead of running vertically, they bend and move on a track that is located on the garage side wall rather than the ceiling.
tild up garage door

Tilt Up Garage Door

Tilt-up garage doors come in two different styles (canopy and retractable) that both lift outward from the bottom and tilt up towards the ceiling. These two types of doors are usually less pronounced than regular garage doors and lie more flush with the garage’s main structure.

Choosing a design for your next garage door installation is important, and there are so many things to consider besides color alone. We hope that this post makes your decision a little easier and we are always here to answer any questions you may have!

Though design is important from an aesthetic perspective, functionality is one last important thing to consider when you’re looking for the best garage door for your space. Modern designs offer several options for door-opening mechanisms, depending on your style preferences.

A functional door is essential for many people, especially those who live in areas with more extreme climates. They rely on their garages to house their vehicles and keep them looking new and protected from the elements year-round.

sectional garage door

Sectional garage doors are a very popular choice, and when the door is lifted, they move sectionally upward via their hinges and are then pulled inward towards the ceiling and rear of the garage.

roll up garage door

Roll-up garage doors are not widely used in home garages. They are made of flat, horizontal metal panels that can bend and roll up tightly like a newspaper and are most often seen in entrances to private parking structures and businesses.

slide to the side garage doors

Slide to the side garage doors are even more rare, and instead of running vertically, they bend and move on a track that is located on the garage side wall rather than the ceiling.

tild up garage door

Tilt-up garage doors come in two different styles (canopy and retractable) that both lift outward from the bottom and tilt up towards the ceiling. These two types of doors are usually less pronounced than regular garage doors and lie more flush with the garage’s main structure.

Choosing a design for your next garage door installation is important, and there are so many things to consider besides color alone. We hope that this post makes your decision a little easier and we are always here to answer any questions you may have!

About The Up & Up Garage Doors

The Up & Up Garage Doors is a family-owned company in Austin, Texas. We are fully-committed to providing the best customer care possible, offering more than a decade of experience in garage door repair and installation. Our company is also fully-licensed, insured, and bonded with an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and many positive testimonials from past customers. We offer 24-hour emergency service, so we are always available, whenever you need us.