Garage Doors Custom Home Builders Need to See

You’ve designed a beautiful home. But does your garage door do it justice? Keep these garage door styles in mind when packaging your next custom exterior.

November 01, 2008

You’ve designed a beautiful home. But does your garage door do it justice? Keep these garage door styles in mind when packaging your next custom exterior.

Tall and Sleek

The simplicity of this door from Clopay’s Avante collection adds an elegant flair without losing the traditional aspect of the home. The geometric pattern of the garage door lines up under the windows, visually lengthening the front.


Garage Door Au Natural

The arches of this garage door are reminiscent of the roof’s gable style, creating a distinctive look. It’s a visual experience of handmade carpentry with luxurious custom designs. And its part of Overhead Door’s EcoBuilt line, so your environmentally conscious clients will love it.


Round Out the Edges

The arc in the landscaping draws you in. Then the garage door amplifies the curve in front yard, the door and the window panels. With the garage door so close to the front door, there’s a play on forms that draw your eyes from the garage door to the front door and up to the roof. The garage door — this one’s by George Doors — plays a major part in curb appeal, but it doesn’t distract from the rest of the home’s details.


Classic, and Energy-Efficient, Too

In this custom home, the garage doors are deliberately lined up under the windows above. That play on pattern and lines ties the look together and enhances the style of the home. This energy-efficient door comes from Clopay’s Classic Line’s Premium Series.


High Quality Meets Durable

Rich wood grain embossing gives Wayne-Dalton’s 9300 garage door a beautiful, natural look. Its traditional appearance still works well with contemporary exteriors, too. For this home, the hardware and the panel style create the appearance and familiarity of an old-fashioned barn door.


It Makes the Old World Go Round

Have an Old-World, European-inspired home? A new ornamental wrought iron garage door line from Clopay could be the answer. The ornamentation can mimic the detail you gave to other parts of the home to create a cohesive look.

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