Understanding Garage Door Styles

Garage door styles
A great way to increase your curb appeal and add value to your home is to update your garage door style. If your garage door is broken or you are just ready for a change, there are several garage door styles to choose from and features to consider.

Garage Door Functionality

When searching for a new garage door style, begin by deciding how you want the garage door to operate. There are three main options when it comes to garage door functionality:

  1. Sectional garage doors
  2. Roller garage doors
  3. Single-panel tilting garage doors

Sectional roll-up doors are the most popular because they recess and store flat on top of the garage. They don’t require space outside of the garage to open like single-panel tilting doors and generally offer better insulation than roller doors.

Garage Door Styles

Once you have picked how you want it to operate, then you need to pick a garage door style. The below examples will give you a general idea of the garage door styles available from most manufacturers.

Carriage House Doors offer modern functionality with the classic, old-style look of the heavy, side-open double-doors that were once used on carriage houses.

Carriage house garage door design

Contemporary House Doors create a unique look with a modern design and a sleek finish. Contemporary doors often use glass as a style element.

Contemporary garage door style

Traditional House Doors are the most common garage door style, offering chances for customization with windows, panels and patterns.

Traditional garage door style

Whichever garage door style you choose, make sure you also factor in material and pattern. The most common materials used for garage doors are wood, steel, aluminum and fiberglass. While each has benefits and drawbacks, steel is probably the most commonly used on houses today. When thinking about pattern, consider customizing your garage door with the addition of panels. These provide depth and texture and are available in different sizes.

Because there are so many options and details to consider, choosing a garage door can be complicated. Contact Door Doctor West today and let us help you get the right garage door style for your home.

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