Make Your Neighbours See More Green This Summer! Top 5 Modern Designs for Garage Doors

Let’s face it: the average garage doors of year’s past don’t typically turn heads. Chances are that most garage doors on your street are visually uninteresting. Although there’s nothing wrong with a plain door, as long as it gets the job the done, there’s something to be said for one that enhances the look of your home and increases your property value. If you want a garage door that’s sturdy, reliable, and will boost your home’s curb appeal, then this article is for you.

Here are five modern garage door designs that are sure to impress.

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1. Glass garage doors

This ultra-modern style is becoming increasingly popular, and it’s easy to see why. Visually, glass garage doors are a wonderful complement to modern house designs. They’re also highly practical, so long as they provide adequate insulation for your local climate. Poorly insulated doors can increase your heating costs because of heat loss.

A glass door will allow maximum natural light to enter your garage, making it a more pleasant place to be. This is great if you’re someone who spends a fair bit of time in their garage. This is also why glass garage doors are such a popular option for garages that have been renovated and converted into living spaces such as exercise rooms, offices, man caves, and guest bedrooms.


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And, privacy doesn’t need to be an issue with these doors. If you don’t want the interior of your garage to be visible from the outside, you have the choice between tinted, frosted, opaque, or mirrored class, depending on your preferences.

If you’re looking for an ultra-modern look, check out the “frameless” Model 8450 Luminous garage doors by Wayne Dalton. If you’re looking for a more classic style, and a wide range of customizable features to play with, take a look at Wayne Dalton’s Model 8000 modern glass garage doors.

2. Custom windows

If a glass garage door isn’t your thing but you still want to enjoy a bright, naturally-lit garage, then garage door windows are for you. All the residential garage doors we carry at Creative Door can accommodate windows and offer no shortage of customization options to suit your preferences and make your garage stand out.

You can choose the shape of the windows, their placement, the type of glass, the opacity, and more. Many of our garage doors come with dozens of unique panel designs to choose from. For an example, take a look at the brochure for the Wayne Dalton 9100 and 9500 Classic Steel models.

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When choosing garage door windows, you’re likely to achieve the best results by matching the design to that of the windows of your house. This contributes to the overall visual harmony of your home.

3. Wood grain finishes on steel garage doors

Wooden garage doors aren’t going out of style any time soon. Their handcrafted, natural look adds warmth and charm to your home. At the same time, these doors require more upkeep than steel, aluminum, vinyl, or fibreglass doors and are more prone to maintenance. Fortunately, we carry modern designs that give you the best of both worlds. Certain steel garage door models, such as the Richards-Wilcox Echo Ridge Landmark Series and the Martin Door Chalet, feature an authentic wood grain texture on the panels. This gives them the handcrafted, natural look of wooden garage doors with none of the hassle.

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4. Decorative hardware

Decorative hardware is a timeless garage door trend. Ornamental pieces such as handles, knockers, and studs remind us of the manually opening garage or stable doors of a bygone era. They give your door an elegant, classic appearance.

Decorative hardware suits a wide range of doors. The more ornate options have an especially striking effect when paired with wooden garage doors and carriage house doors. They also act as a wonderful complement to traditional-looking swing and slide gates and classic home designs. Moreover, there are sleek, contemporary takes on this traditional hardware that complement more modern garage door and house designs.

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5. Modern materials

Wood, steel, and aluminum all have their advantages as garage door materials. But the new kids on the block — vinyl and fibreglass — also have a lot going for them. These synthetic materials are lightweight, affordable, and easy to maintain. Plus, vinyl and fibreglass garage doors can look great on modern homes. For example, Wayne Dalton’s model 8700 speciality vinyl garage doors have a sleek design and offer an array of customizable features. And Wayne Dalton’s Designer Fibreglass garage doors are overlaid with beautifully crafted wood grain panels, offering both style and convenience.

Superb Modern Garage Doors in Western Canada

That’s just a small taste of the modern garage door options available at Creative Door. To discover more eye-catching garage doors, browse our site or talk with one of our team members. We’d love to hear from you!