How to Get the Neighbors Talking About Your Garage Door

A new garage door can make a fantastic facelift for your home — if you choose the right one, that is. But with so many options available to you, how do you make up your mind and choose a garage door that you’ll truly love?

As your local garage door experts, we’ve installed just about every type of garage door imaginable, so we’ve seen our fair share of homeowner selections. Here’s what you should think about when choosing garage doors for your home!

Choose a Garage Door Material

The first thing to decide on is the type of garage door material you prefer. There are three main materials to consider (although there are other materials out there):

Steel Garage Doors

If you’re looking for a type of garage door that is stable, sturdy, and secure, you can never go wrong with a steel garage door. They can be painted or coated to match almost all architectural styles, so you don’t need to worry about finding a steel door that matches your home perfectly right out of the box. We can make it work — and with our great selection of residential and commercial garage door openers, we can help you find you a sleek, modern opener system, too. 

Wood Garage Doors

Natural wood garage doors can suit any space and are especially suited to older-style homes. They do need some additional care and maintenance since wood isn’t as hardy as steel, but many homeowners find them well worth the extra investment.

Glass Garage Doors

Nothing will enhance the curb appeal of your home more than a glass panel garage door! This garage door material is gaining popularity among homeowners who prefer a modern and contemporary look. Keeping a glass door clean can be harder than it is for other types of doors, and you’ll have to take care not to damage the door with your car or other objects, but with a little extra attention, it won’t be difficult to care for your new home addition.

Choose a Garage Door Style

Now that you’ve chosen a door material, it’s time to get to work selecting a style that complements your home’s exterior. Here are a few types of door styles that might complement your home:

Carriage Doors

Do you have an ornate or antique-style front door? Carriage house doors perfectly match these style touches. We stock a wide variety of carriage house doors for you to choose from!

Windowed Doors

Want to make your garage “pop?” Windowed doors are sure to stand out. Garage door windows are designed to be too small to allow intruders in but big enough to make the door look stylish and modern.

Raised Panel Doors

Garage doors have been created with raised panels for decades, and the style is still popular for a reason. However, you can put a contemporary twist on this classic look by adding an additional feature, such as tapered columns or windows.

Make Your Door Amazing!

Are you already imagining your beautiful new garage door opening with a flourish? At Overhead Door of South Bend-Mishawaka, we can make it happen for you. We specialize in all things garage doors — from door installation and repair to garage door opener troubleshooting. Get in touch with us today to get started!

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