We created this Garage Door Styles Guide. We install garage doors based out of Fairfield, New Jersey, and see houses, and garages, of all shapes and sizes, from newer homes and older homes. Today, I want to go over our garage door styles guide, and about how I try to help you as a customer figure out exactly what style of garage door might work best for you and your home. I like to break them down into three main styles. First, being the traditional next would be your carriage house, followed by modern, these are the newer styles coming out for more modern homes.
First, really being traditional, probably still our most popular. The traditional raised panel door you typically see with four squares across on a single door, or now they do a long panel with two squares across, which is one of my favorites. These will look great on almost any home.
Next would be your carriage house. Carriage house doors we will typically pair with decorative handles and strap hinges to make it look like a pair of swing-out doors. These have gotten very popular. You can get them with the cross bucs, and have that farmhouse vibe that a lot of people enjoy and also your shaker-type doors, you know, the smaller recessed panels, as well as Craftsman-style doors in the overlay doors. Those are going to fall under the heading of carriage doors, at least as I see it.
And lastly would be your modern style doors. Those would be your full view glass doors with the aluminum frames, or something that is really popular right now is a flush door that has some mosaic-style windows where the windows don’t just go across the top, they go down the sides. You can put them in the middle. You can put them wherever you want to make your own modern design. Also, I like for a modern home a standard flush door, a nice smooth door with no raised panels for a clean look.
Between those three, most of my customers will fall into one of those categories. Once we pick a style category then we can refine it a little bit more. I plan on doing some more videos on each specific category and really showing you the different options that you can put on your home. So please, like and subscribe for more Door to Door Quick Clips.