The sky is the limit with styles and choices for garage door design. It’s all about your style when it comes to your home. The garage door is the new front door. And, the design is in your hands. It’s easy to get overwhelmed when trying to find a starting point. I encourage you to focus on your preferences and keep those top of mind. I’ll help you get started with four key choices to consider when choosing a garage door to reflect your personality.


It’s important that you choose a style that compliments your home. Panels add a personal touch. The four main panel options include:

  • Flush Panels: A flat texture used to add a subtle compliment.
  • Long Raised Panels: This style gives distinction.
  • Short Raised Panels: Adds depth and dimension.
  • Carriage Panels: A vintage look to enhance the character of your home.

It doesn’t stop there. I could spend hours showing the numerous options from a style standpoint. Let’s take a look at a few of the garage door design styles. Gathering all of your ideas on a Houzz Ideabook to collect all of the styles on your wish list is a great idea. Below are some of the most common garage door styles.

Classic Panel:

Sturdy and standard. This popular style is available in one-, two-, or three-layer construction.

Carriage Panel:

Travel back in time with charm and vintage style. This garage door design resembles historic carriage house doors that fold, swing, or slide open.

Wood Doors:

Wood doors are a timeless and elegant compliment to any home.

Faux Wood Overlay:

Mimic the look of wood with this garage door design option with minimal maintenance.

Full-View Aluminum:

If you’re looking for a sleek, modern design scheme, aluminum is it.

Overlay Carriage House:

Continue the authentic carriage house feel by adding an overlay. This style blends quality materials with the traditional carriage house design.


Garage doors are available in several different materials, each having their advantages and disadvantages. Here is a quick summary of what each one offers.


Aluminum garage doors are low-maintenance and durable. They provide a unique look for more contemporary-style homes. With many window options available, controlling the amount of privacy and light is easy. Aluminum doors are sophisticated, sleek, and available in a variety of colors and glass options. It shares many of the same characteristics of steel.


This is hands down the most popular choice. Steel garage doors offer the most variety in terms of price and design. These doors are economical, energy efficient, quiet, and durable. Non-insulated and insulated options are common construction of steel doors. Steel garage doors are efficient, and easy to maintain.


Unlock the natural beauty with the classic choice of a wood garage door. Their craftsmanship is hard to resist. Most styles offer stain or paint grade options. Known for their natural strength, this material will withstand bumps and scratches. Wood doors can last a long time with the proper finishing and maintenance.


Continue to flatter your home with its color palette on your garage door. There are endless options when it comes to color selection. Whether you prefer to color inside the lines or make a statement, I’d love to help you find the perfect color match.


Seeing is everything. Whether you prefer one or several windows, there are garage door designs to fit your preference.

Endless preferences at your fingertips. Visit our virtual showroom and start gathering your favorites. Let us help you turn your dreams into a reality.