Garage Doors – Styles and Design Options – Designer Doors

Replacing your Garage Door can make a huge difference in the curb appeal of your home. There are lots of styles of new garage doors to be considered and sometimes it is too much to visualize. To help, we are creating a series of posts where we review the basic styles of garage doors. We will include the design options of each and some before and after pictures.

We will continue with what we call a Designer Series garage door.

As with traditional garage doors, Designer Series Garage Doors are made of steel. The thickness of the steel can vary between 25 and 24 gauge with the larger the number the thinner the steel.

A pattern is stamped in the face of the steel to reduce flexing as the door rolls up and down. Most commonly, that pattern features a subtle wood grain and more decorative elements that resemble a wooden structure. The pattern may be smaller and tighter or larger and broader with raised or recessed elements.

Here is a picture of a “short bead board” door:Designer Garage Door in Short Panel with Windows and Inserts

Here is a picture of a “long bead board” door:Designer Garage Door in Long Panel with Windows and Inserts

Here is a picture of the “raised panel” door:Designer Garage Door in Raised Panel with Windows

Here is a picture of the “recessed panel” door: Designer Garage Door in Recessd Panel with Windows

As you can see, Designer doors can have windows or “lights” installed in a section. Usually this is the top section, but some people prefer to look of a door with the windows in the third section. Decorative inserts can be added to the windows to create designs that further the customization possibilities.

Finally, while designer doors come in a variety of solid colors from the manufactures, multiple tone wood grain effect paint is also available. This really helps give a Designer door the look of real wood.Designer Garage Door in Short Panel Multigrain Oak with Windows and InsertsIf you have any questions or need more information, please contact Arizona’s Garage Door Doctor at 602-495-1555. We offer free onsite estimates and design consultations.

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