Garage Door Styles & How to Choose for Your Home

An important aspect of homeownership is ensuring that the value of your investment is maintained, if not increased. Included in this is your choice of garage door as you want to make sure you install a high quality door built with the best workmanship and guaranteed to last for decades, while also adding to your home’s curb appeal. A cost‑value study published in the magazine "Remodeling" about the 2014 national averages shows that midrange garage door replacement projects recoup 83.7% of the garage door cost when the house is sold.

The garage door you choose can increase the value and enhance the look of all styles of homes. But you do have to carefully select the right model as they are not something replaced every 2 years. There are a few things to keep in mind when choosing the right garage door for your home, and here are some examples:

Cottage Country or Victorian‑Style Home

If your home has that old country charm or features Victorian details, one of our more traditional garage door options would be a good choice for you, such as the Eastman, Stratton 138 or the North Hatley.

These three doors are a perfect match for homes of this style thanks to their high‑quality workmanship and beautiful architectural designs with tasteful accents. Their vintage feel perfectly complements your traditional home.

Eastman , model E-21, 9' x 7', Desert Sand Doors and Ice White Overlays, Panoramic 8 lite windows

Contemporary or Modern‑Style Home

For modern‑styled homes with simple lines and plainly‑styled doors and windows, you can choose from just about any one of our contemporary garage door models. These doors, such as the California for example, a fully‑windowed garage door, or one of Garaga’s grooved or flush door models, feature similar clean lines and other characteristics of modern homes, while also offering a touch of style which can greatly improve your home’s curb appeal.

California, 9' x 7', Black aluminum frame, Satin glass

Colonial Bungalow or Raised Ranch Style Home

These are homes that blend traditional and classic elements with long lines and occasional detailed patterns. If you have one of these styles of home, you have several great garage door options to compliment it.

Choose from among the Cambridge, the Standard+, the Triforce, or the H‑Tech, to find the door that is a perfect addition to your residence. All these doors will enhance any ranch or colonial bungalow style home and will look right at home on the front façade of your home.

Standard+, model Classic, Ice White, Clear windows

Bonus Tips!

Add Color and Light

After deciding which garage door is best for your home, your next step is to choose the right color and selection of decorative accessories. Subdued colors will blend in with the exterior appearance of your home, while contrasting colors can truly stand out from neighboring homes.

You can also add windows to your garage door, which come in many styles including antique, arched, and clean‑lined. Garage door windows can have a major impact on the exterior appearance of your home as well as provide extra natural lighting for the inside of your garage.

Detail with Hardware

You can also add accents to your garage door through various hardware accessories for a more unique look, especially for Victorian or Country‑charm house designs. Decorative hardware is perfect for refreshing the look of a carriage house and blending with your exterior lighting. You may choose the standard set of garage door hardware or opt to add small details such as door knockers or ornamental door handles.

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