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Which Garage Door Type is Right for You?

The style of garage door that you choose for your home will have a big influence on the way your home looks, and your level of satisfaction with your garage door. If you’re a homeowner who is thinking about replacing your garage door, now is the time to give thought to the style and design that’s right for you.

At Overhead Garage Door of Oklahoma City, we carry garage doors in a range of materials and styles, so you can pick the type that appeals to you most. Here’s what you need to know.

Select the Material

Garage door materials vary in appearance and maintenance needs. When you select the garage door that’s right for you, choose the material carefully based on the way it looks and the amount of time that you’re willing to spend maintaining your garage door. Popular options include:


Wooden garage doors have warmth and beauty, but they need to be refinished regularly to avoid cracking.

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While they require more maintenance than other garage door types, wooden garage doors are often a top pick among homeowners.


Fiberglass garage doors can be made to mimic the appearance of wood, but does not need the constant maintenance. Also known faux wood doors, these offer a number of benefits that traditional wooden garage doors do not —making them ideal for a number of environments.

Also known as faux wood, fiberglass garage doors usually mimic the look of wooden garage doors, but do not require nearly as much maintenance.


Aluminum garage doors are lightweight, can be molded into different shapes, and do not rust. However, they are not known for their energy efficiency and may require some insulation—especially for cold weather.

Aluminum garage doors are durable and long-lasting when cared for properly.


Vinyl doors can also be made to mimic the texture of wood, but vinyl is much lighter weight.

Windows or No Windows?

Windows add a sense of class to any garage door. This is especially true in carriage style doors, which are very popular right now. Windows can be a security concern, since they give intruders the ability to see the contents of your garage. If you’re worried about security but would like the beauty of a window, talk to your garage door contractor about installing windows with frosted glass.

Color Considerations

Color considerations are important when you’re choosing a garage door style to match your home. At one time, white garage doors were an expectation. Today, garage doors come in a range of colors to match your home’s appearance.

If you want your garage door to match the color of your home, talk to your garage door contractor to find out which materials are best for you. Some materials are easily painted, others come in limited colors. Wood in particular is a material that many homeowners prefer to leave in its natural state, without ever painting the surface. Your garage door contractor can help you decide what is right for your needs.

If you want to learn more about color considerations for your garage door, check out our full article on the subject. Here you will learn the some of the best ways to use color for your garage door, depending on your goals.

Styles You’ll Love

There are many styles of garage doors that are popular right now. Below are some common options we sell at Overhead Door of Oklahoma City.

Also know as “barn style” garage doors, carriage garage doors excel at providing the traditional look many homeowners may find appealing.

Carriage House Door

These traditional garage doors look like they belong in an old fashioned carriage house on a grand estate. They come with windows and often include wrought-iron hardware to complete the look.

Modern garage doors focus on minimalism as well as providing more lighting than other garage door styles.

Modern and Minimalist

Our modern aluminum doors are full of windows to keep the inside of your garage light and bright. These doors look best on homes built in a modern style.

Custom Garage Door

You also have your choice of designing a custom garage door to make your home look its best. Custom garage door options add to the curb appeal of your home while fully meeting your needs.

Contact Your Garage Door Contractor

Are you shopping for a new garage door? Do you know which garage door designs work for you? Contact your garage door specialist at Overhead Door of Oklahoma City. We’ll be happy to help.

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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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