5 Garage Door Styles to Elevate Your Home’s Curb Appeal

5 Garage Door Styles to Elevate Your Home’s Curb Appeal

How does your home look from the street? Nothing special? Let’s change that.

Did you know there is a simple yet cost‑effective way to increase both the value of your home and its curb appeal? Garage doors are large and have a powerful impact on your home’s look, so updating them will greatly enhance your home’s appearance.

Whether your doors are simply uninspired, in need of repair or don’t complement your home’s style, think about a design upgrade with one of these replacements.

Traditional Wood Rail and Stile

The rail and stile garage door is the traditional look of raised or recessed panels. They complement architectural styles from traditional to contemporary and add a timeless elegance at an affordable price.

Panels are available in a number of sizes and the doors often include a row of windows, giving your home a classic look. Paint the garage doors to match the home for an understated yet refined appearance.

Carriage Style Swing Doors

This style door is typically used today for home styles such as Shaker or Cottage, as well as Traditional. Looks can be deceiving in this case, as it’s possible to get the doors to roll up, not swing out. Carriage style doors look particularly beautiful with Tudor style stone homes.

They are available in a variety of colours and can include windows. Iron handles and hinge details give a lovely vintage look and feel.

Modern Flair

If your home is more contemporary, consider streamline aluminum doors with long horizontal frosted‑glass panels. Full view garage doors are an eclectic and dynamic choice for modern homes and also work well with mid‑Century style houses.

Modern doors tend to be void of elaborate ornamentation or unnecessary details. Add strategically placed lighting for a dramatic look sure to impress.

Arched Top Style Garage Doors

Doors with distinctive contours are popular for several architectural styles, with arches adding elegance to function. Painting the doors black and adding overhead lighting adds sophistication and warmth.

If you want the arched look, but don’t want to narrow the door opening, consider adding architectural details, such as a brick façade, to create an arch above traditional doors. This touch can turn your home’s curb appeal from ho‑hum to special.

A Custom Look

If you’re looking for a stunning effect for your home’s exterior, or your garage is an unusual size, consider custom garage doors. All of the styles mentioned above can be custom made, integrating unique features and touches that make your home stand out from the crowd.

Are you also considering a new garage roof design? For traditional homes, look at the ranch style roof, which is typically complemented with wood or asphalt shingles and features a gentle slope.

Popular for modern homes is a flat roof design, which, if you live in an area that receives snow, should be built to hold up well under heavy precipitation. The Mediterranean look uses roofing tiles to create a functional unique look and country homes shine with the vertical Victorian style, where metal roofing is laid perpendicular to the siding.

Looking for a Reputable Garage Door Dealer?

Ready to take things up a notch? Let’s revamp your garage door’s look and your home’s value. Hicklin Door Services provides doors by Garaga, one of the most trusted names in the industry, and we can help you find the door that best suits your needs

Check out our variety of residential garage doors, or have fun designing your own with our online tool. Get a free quote, and get the upgrade your home deserves!

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