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Garage Door Design Tips for a Custom Look

Do you need to replace your old or damaged garage door? Interested in a completely different design? There are plenty of options for creating a customized look. It’s easy (and fun) to upgrade your garage door!

Garage Door Design

There are a few different aspects to consider when it comes to the appearance of your new door:


Wood garage doors have a different look than steel or aluminum ones. If you like the look of wood but want a material that is more low-maintenance, consider a fiberglass-exterior garage door, which has the wood grain appearance of hardwood.


You also have a few different options for the style of your garage door. If you want a more ornate look, carriage house style garage doors, which resemble swinging stable doors, may be a good door for you. With their Old World charm, they complement period style homes.

Overhead Door aluminum style garage doors have a more modern, sleek look and are often used for contemporary style homes.


Many garage doors are white—but you don’t have to stick with this traditional color. There are many different door colors and finishes available to meet your needs, whether you want to add visual interest to your home’s exterior or help your door seamlessly integrate with the rest of the house.


Do you want short or long panels for your new door? Recessed or raised? What about a flush panel design? Long panels can create a more modern look, while raised panels can make more of a statement. It all depends on your personal preferences!


You can choose to add windows to your garage door, which can not only help aesthetically enhance it but also let natural light into your garage (especially helpful if you use your garage door for more than just parking the car and storage).

As for the windows themselves, you have different options for placement and size (clear, obscure, specialty/custom, etc.).


There are different decorative hardware options to help you add the perfect finishing touches to your new garage door (particularly carriage style doors):

  • Lift handles
  • Strap hinges
  • Step plates
  • Knockers
  • Studs

From antique black iron handles to rustic bronze hinges, the right hardware can help enhance your door.

Ready to Install a New Garage Door?

If you live in southwestern Ohio and need to install a new garage door, Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati™ can help. We offer different doors to meet every need. Contact us to learn more about our garage door replacement services!

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Home Garage Doors

We install steel, wood and aluminum garage doors perfect for any home.

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No matter your commercial garage door needs, Overhead Door Co. of Greater Cincinnati™ has you covered.

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