Garage Door Trends for 2018

The new year is here, and with that comes an opportunity to update your home's garage.



Homeowners refresh the exterior of their house, but often leave their garage door as is. This can leave it looking dated or mismatched from the rest of your home. If this is the case for you, it may be time to consider an update. A new garage door will not only transform how your home looks overall, but also increase its value. 

2018 is taking a modern approach to residential garage doors. Here are a few of this year's hottest trends.

Consider colour

Garage doors are quickly becoming a focal point for the exterior of a home. A splash of colour is an easy and affordable way draw attention to your garage and truly make a statement.

When choosing a colour, opt for deeper tones of blues, greens, and browns, which will enhance your home’s curb appeal and make your door stand out from the rest on the block.

Wow them with windows

Last year, windows became a defining trend for garage doors, and this will continue to grow in 2018. Glass doors brighten your garage and come in a variety of tints, colours, and opacities that can add appeal to your garage. Arrange windows vertically for a modern design or if you’re truly daring, go for an all-window door, which will truly wow your neighbours. 


Did you know Creative Door was the first garage door company in Western Canada to install the Wayne Dalton Luminous Garage Door?

Add warmth with wood

Whether paneled, accompanied by glass windows, or stained in a natural finish a wood garage door adds coziness, classic beauty and a modern touch everyone will love.

Wood doors like the Richards-Wilcox Rockwood door can also help, and are energy efficient.

Go bold with black

Painting anything black can sound scary. But the truth is, black is one of the most popular choices of colour for garage doors. And the best part? It conceals dirt, blemishes, and abrasions from everyday wear and tear.


A black garage door is a perfect complement to lighter coloured houses and creates the modernism and retreat many homeowners desire. 

Mix it up with modern materials

Plenty of new innovative materials exist today that offer more durability than ever before—and completely transform the look of your home.

Steel paneled garage doors come in many colours, and are affordable option for many homeowners. Glass paned aluminum garage doors add a touch of natural light to a normally dark space. And a hollow-core door is a lighter, inexpensive option that can enhance the look of your home.

Trust the experts at Creative Door to ensure your garage door performs as good as it looks with a maintenance service or repair. We can also help you figure out which trends work best with your budget and home’s design. Contact us today for a free quote or to set up an appointment.

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