Deciding to get a new garage door is an exciting prospect. And it doesn’t seem like that complicated of a choice! Until you get that glossy new brochure and realize that there are many more options and styles than you initially thought. I’ve talked to many homeowners who are enthusiastic at the idea of a new door, but they just don’t know where to start when choosing a style. There are so many different collections, color, and window options that it can make it seem like an overwhelming prospect.
Garage doors can make up to 40% of the face of your home. Because of this, choosing a style that fits the look of your home is important in the choosing process. Clopay doors did a realtor study, finding that if the “right” door is chosen for your home, you could increase the value by 1% to 4%!
So, which door is right for you? Let’s explore some styles that will help you to Increase the beauty, and value of your home.
A quick tip is to make sure your door matches the general style of your house.
Take a good look at the front elevation of your home. Does it have square, gridded windows and peaked gables like a craftsman home? Does it have long, sleek lines like a modern home? Or is it a cozy, classic rambler?
Taking these things into consideration and ensuring that the door you choose matches the rest of the house will ensure that the door fits in just right, while still standing out to highlight the beauty of the property.
Clopay offers three distinct styles of doors: Classic, Carriage, and Modern
These styles each have a few options based on quality and materials that they are made of.
These doors are wonderful for virtually any home and a new, clean door will make any home look well put together. They look best on neighborhood ramblers. They are simple and come with many color and window options. Easily customizable, you can make any classic door shine on your home.
Carriage house style are doors that look like they swing out like barn doors, but actually go up and down since they are just a stylized paneled door. These doors look good on homes that have a little more craftsman, or farmhouse inspired detailing. Gables, porches, high pointed rooflines all lend themselves to the feel of the carriage house styled door.
If you want to do something a little more unique than a classic door, but you think that carriage house door like a coachman is a little too elaborate, a Gallery garage door might be the perfect fit! Constructed like a classic door, it has some added details that dress it up. It is missing the decorative overlays that some doors like the Coachman have, but the larger windows, vertically stamped raised panels and included accessories such as handles and strap hinges, elevate it to a level between the classic and the Coachman.
If your home is a little more mid century modern, or just
straight up modern then you might want a door to match.
Clopay offers the modern classic doors or the Avante to suit your needs.
Modern classic doors are constructed just like a classic door, but instead of the raised panels, the doors are completely flat. There are numerous window placements, and color options to customize them.
Avante doors are made of aluminum and glass- creating a minimalist look that wows. Avante doors can come in myriad of different color options for both the glass and aluminum.
There are so many style options available to suit your needs. Picking a garage door can be easy and fun once you decide the style that you are going for. Making sure to take a second to observe your home and the details in it can help point you in the right direction.
Clopay has a wonderful imagery tool to help you decide on options. Follow this link to use the Clopay visualize tool to further help you!