How to Choose a Garage Door

Whether you’re a new homeowner or are refreshing the look of your existing home, buying a garage door is an exciting opportunity for you to breathe new life into your home’s exterior. Look below for the best deals on brand new garages!

What Garage Door Style Should I Choose?

More than any other feature of your garage door, the choice of style should be based on your personal preference and home style. While some architectural styles tend to pair well with a specific garage door style — like modern architecture with full-view doors, or Victorian architecture with carriage-house doors — the choice is ultimately yours.

Choosing Your Garage Door Finish

Ready to have some fun? Choosing a finish is your chance to make the garage door look as distinctive or universal as you want. You can find the perfect natural wood look that complements your home or create a neighborhood showstopper with a bold hue from our Color Blast® program, which offers 1,500 Sherwin-Williams® colors or a custom tint. The options are virtually endless. Keep in mind, the garage door is a significant portion of your home’s exterior, so choose something that helps increase your home’s curb appeal and overall value. Also, the climate can play a big role in determining what type of finishes hold up the best. A local Clopay dealer can advise you on what works well in your area.

When to Consider Garage Door Windows

A garage door with windows adds character and a sense of welcome to any house. Windows can make the garage door look unique and increase the home’s curb appeal. And just think, you’ll no longer have to inch your hand along the wall in the dark looking for a light switch thanks to the influx of natural light. Garage door windows are customizable and available in designs that will match almost any home style. There’s even impact resistant glass for those who reside in high-wind areas. So, whether you live in a brand new contemporary or 100-year-old farmhouse, see how investing in a garage door with windows can benefit your home.

What Material Should I Choose for My Garage Door?

The material you choose for your garage door can be based on a combination of style preferences, maintenance considerations, and durability. Steel garage doors can be a great choice for durability, and our Ultra-Grain finish can provide the beautiful appearance of wood without the upkeep of natural wood. When a natural look is the most important factor, nothing beats the classic look of a wood garage door. Clopay offers wood doors in a variety of species from Redwood to Luan with styles ranging from raised-panel to modern. If you are seeking a one-of-a-kind curb appeal, choose a fully custom handcrafted garage door that is sure to add your personality to your home’s exterior. When clean lines and natural light is needed, aluminum and glass can be an excellent choice. Our full-view style doors can modernize your home while also helping to bring the outside in by providing plentiful sunlight — all while giving you just the right degree of privacy with a variety of glass obscurity options.