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Buying a Modern Garage Door? Know Your Options

Modern garage doors have changed a lot over the years. Not long ago, most garage doors came with decorative carved panels and wood grain texture. Today, modern garage doors have a smooth, minimalist aesthetic and (often) sophisticated frosted windows. If you’re a homeowner who would like to purchase a modern garage door, know your options. Doing research will help you choose a garage door to match your budget and personality.


Modern garage doors can be made from many materials. However, the most popular materials tend to be wood, aluminum and steel.


Wood has warmth and beauty that draws the eye and makes the design of the garage stand out. Wood needs regular maintenance in order to maintain structural integrity.


Aluminum is sleek, attractive, and lightweight. In fact, it’s this lightweight quality that makes aluminum garage doors last so long; less weight means less wear and tear on the garage door opener.


Steel is durable and relatively affordable. It’s also a tried and true product that has been used for garage doors for a very long time.

The windows on many modern garage doors are perfect for homeowners who want to maximize the amount of natural light coming into their space.

Modern Garage Door Windows

Windows are another important component of modern garage doors. This may be due to the fact that modern architects prioritize use of natural light in most structures. Often, modern garage doors come with different window configurations to allow the homeowner maximum natural light while also giving the homeowner control over the look of the door.

Some modern garage doors feature a row of windows across the top or down the side. Some garage doors are more windows than any other material. Ask your garage door contractor to show you pictures, so you can choose the style that’s right for you.

How Much Does a Modern Garage Door Cost?

Garage doors typically cost anywhere from $700 to $1,400 depending. Some features, like extra windows, can bump up the price. If you’re on a tight budget, work with your garage door contractor to find a garage door that you can afford.

Finding the Right Contractor

Finding the right garage door contractor is important! These tips can help:

  • Get quotes from at least three contractors.
  • Remember the cheapest door isn’t always the best door.
  • Check references before signing a contract.
  • Always read the contract from start to finish.

At Overhead Door of Oklahoma City, we help homeowners like you to purchase quality garage doors at an affordable price. We also perform garage door repair. Whether it’s time for a tune up or for a new garage door installation, we can help. To schedule a consultation or to schedule a repair, contact us today.

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Kristen Mangum
Kristen Mangum
Friendly customer service. Bought a hard to find remote for an old garage door opener. Opener has 3 buttons so I can program both doors to it. Easy to find location right off 29th St.
Robert Ballinger
Robert Ballinger
Great people
Betsy Chronister
Betsy Chronister
I was given a very fair quote. A week later a tech came and installed. Then came back to install lock. Tech was very professional and polite. Spen time with me making adjustments to my liking. I totally recommend Overhead door to my fellow Okies.
Hendrix Morrow
Hendrix Morrow
Overhead Door did a great job. They got me on the schedule the next day and fixed my spring in 30 minutes or less. Joe was great, professional, and courteous. Awesome service, and he didn't tell me I needed extra materials like the previous garage door people that quoted me $575. Overhead Door told me a price over the phone and it didn't change. I'd recommend them every time.
Sandy Molleda Molleda
Sandy Molleda Molleda
A very good place for a new garage door and a new remote.
John Ehrhardt
John Ehrhardt
Pleased with their services. Coil spring broke and door stopped working. Spoke to Ron, and less than 24 hrs later the technician had us up n running again. These guys did exactly what they promised to do, with no nonsense. I like that.

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