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Design Highlight: Contemporary Garage Doors

Having an attractive home with welcoming curb appeal is important to most homeowners. Contemporary homes today embrace and incorporate a variety of updated classic architectural styles, such as Mid-Century Modern, Ranch and Mission. However, many homeowners overlook the importance of having a contemporary garage design that enhances their home’s design style. Considering that your garage door can take up to one-third of your home’s façade, it’s a design element that can really add impact.

Garage door design impacts curb appeal and overall home aesthetics.

Well-chosen modern garage doors can complement a home’s look, while a poorly chosen contemporary garage design can fight with a home’s aesthetic and be an outright eyesore. While it’s clearly time to replace your garage door when it’s old and rickety, newer garage door features make any time a good time to upgrade your outdated doors with a contemporary garage design.

Contemporary Style Garage Doors

Just as there are many different architectural home styles, there is a wide variety of garage doors available to enhance your home. Many modern style garage plans don’t just focus on the exterior—they offer a modern garage interior as well.

Upgrading your garage door can improve your home’s look and functionality.

Some of the trending garage door styles that are popular now are designed to work well with traditional home styles such as European-style architecture like Tudor, Mediterranean, Spanish and French Country, as well as the more recognizable American styles like Craftsman, Victorian, Colonial and Cape Cod. Because garage doors can be custom-ordered in a variety of styles, colors and materials, and offer features such as advanced safety mechanisms and advanced security, contemporary garage door prices can vary.

Types of Contemporary Garage Doors

While the actual style of your new garage door may be Ranch or Cape Cod, there are many options regarding the type of compatible modern garage doors available. Depending on the color and material, even though you might have a modern Colonial home, you’ll still find a wide variety of garage doors that can match your design style. Here are a few of the more popular types:

  • Carriage-style garage doors can match a variety of house styles. While they typically mimic the look of old carriage house doors, they can play well with many contemporary home styles. Modern carriage doors use automatic openers to fold open, yet still offer the charm of traditional carriage doors that swung open from the center manually.
  • Raised-Panel doors are the style most people associate with garage doors, as they’re the most standard and common style. The original raised-panel doors had a railed frame with floating panels, but newer modern styles use fiberglass and other materials to replicate the classic raised-panel door design.
  • Slab doors were the standard for Retro-Modern home styles, and not surprisingly, they’ve become a popular design feature in contemporary homes. Instead of having three or four horizontal panels which slide overhead, slab garage doors are a single panel that swings up. Slab doors, like carriage doors, require a special type of automatic door opener.
Contemporary garage doors can complement various architectural styles.

Contemporary garage doors come in a variety of styles.  Popular styles are slab doors, painted aluminum frames, and doors with tinted, frosted or clear tempered glass panels. For home styles such as Mid-Century Modern that require a garage door that delivers the same clean, sleek lines and understated simplicity that won’t detract from the home’s minimalist design aesthetic, contemporary garage door styles are a natural fit. To learn more about the products and services we provide in the Oklahoma City area, contact us here, or at 405-685-2200 or 405-685-2234 for emergency service.


Why is garage door design important for homeowners?

Having an attractive garage door design is important because it can enhance your home’s curb appeal and overall aesthetic.

When is the right time to replace a garage door?

It’s a good idea to replace your garage door when it’s old or no longer functioning well, but modern garage door features make any time a good time for an upgrade.

What types of architectural styles can contemporary garage doors complement?

Contemporary garage doors can complement a wide range of architectural styles, including European-style, American styles like Craftsman, and Retro-Modern homes.

What are some popular styles of contemporary garage doors?

Popular styles include carriage-style doors, raised-panel doors, and slab doors, as well as options with painted aluminum frames and tinted or frosted glass panels.

How do slab doors differ from other garage door styles?

Slab doors are a single panel that swings up, making them suitable for contemporary and Retro-Modern home styles.

What types of features can contemporary garage doors offer?

Contemporary garage doors can come with advanced safety mechanisms, security features, and a variety of styles, colors, and materials to choose from.

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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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