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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.