Garage doors come in a variety of brands, styles, materials, and colors. There are so many types of garage doors available that we’ve filled entire show rooms with garage door options. We understand that garage doors are a big investment, so we’ve taken the time to sort out some of the different types of garage doors and the benefits of each to help you with your garage door selection process.
Garage Door Materials
You can generally find garage doors made of wood, steel, fiberglass, and plastic—each with its own benefits:
Wood Garage Doors - Wood garage doors are highly customizable and allow you to make a unique decorative statement that complements the architectural integrity of your space. Wood garage doors also add to the value of your home and come in a variety of styles, including carriage, traditional, and contemporary. Wood garage doors can also be custom tailored to include:
- Custom colors
- Panel Designs
- Panel Faces
- Material (hemlock, cedar, mahogany, etc.)
- Glass Inserts
Steel Garage Doors - Steel garage doors allow you to make a unique decorative statement and can help with home insulation —preventing weather from permeating your garage and home. Highly durable and low maintenance, steel garage doors offer longer warranties than most wood garage doors and can even last a lifetime with proper maintenance. Steel garage doors come in a variety of styles, including carriage, traditional, and contemporary.
You can determine the strength of a steel garage door by the gauge number. The lower the gauge number, the thicker the steel. Steel garage doors frequently feature wood-grain patterns to mimic the look of a wood garage door but offer the low maintenance benefits of a steel door.
Garage Door Styles
No matter what the overall style of your home’s exterior, the large variety of garage doors currently available means it’s easier than ever to find a garage door that compliments your house. Some popular garage door styles include:
Carriage Garage Doors – Carriage garage doors are doors that are designed to give your home the classic look of a carriage house. Carriage house garage door options can give your home an elegant and historic appearance.
Traditional Garage Doors – Traditional garage doors are the typical square paneled garage doors that have become synonymous with suburban American neighborhoods, but they are highly customizable and by no means do they all have to look the same!
Contemporary Garage Doors – Contemporary garage doors come in a variety of styles and materials. From glass framed custom garage doors to a contemporary take on the traditional wooden garage door, you’re sure to find a style to meet your tastes.
These are just some of the options to consider when choosing a new garage door. If you need help with your garage door design, contact The Hamilton Parker Company today for an in-home garage door consultation. Our knowledgeable garage door experts will help you design a style that fits your home and your budget!