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When installing garage doors, many homeowners elect for a stock option, often thinking “how different can garage doors possibly be?” 

While we at PNG understand where that thought comes from, we’re happy to show homeowners just how many options they have when it comes to building their dream garage door. Whether you are looking to refresh your current home or are building one from scratch, a custom garage door is an excellent way to increase curb appeal and showcase your taste and personality to your neighborhood. 

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Custom Garage Door Materials

While this list is not exhaustive, there are six garage door materials that remain the top choices for homeowners across the country. 

Custom Steel Garage Doors

Made from two layers of galvanized steel, these doors are painted to match your home. These are not recommended for coastal areas, as they are prone to corrosion and other damage. 

Custom Wood Garage Doors

One of the most popular garage door choices, wooden doors are a timeless addition to homes of all aesthetics. 

Custom Faux-Wood Garage Doors

Much like real wood, wood composite garage doors provide homes with a rustic, classic appearance — without the high price tag. To learn more about real wood vs faux wood garage doors, read our previous blog! 

Custom Aluminum Garage Doors

Aluminum garage doors are rust-resistant, making them popular in coastal environments. However, they are more prone to denting and other physical damage. 

Custom Fiberglass Garage Doors

Fiberglass garage doors are a popular choice for homeowners, as they are less subject to denting, cracking, or corroding compared to steel or aluminum, but can often cost a bit more. 

Custom Vinyl Garage Doors

Vinyl garage doors are typically built on steel frames and filled with insulation. They’re extremely durable and require very little maintenance. 

Custom Garage Door Styles

There are countless styles to choose from when you’re designing your dream garage door. Traditional garage doors remain a timeless decision for all sorts of home aesthetics, and can be found in the catalogs of several manufacturers. 

Carriage house garage doors are increasingly popular, as they combine classic elegance with a rustic touch. Though they look like French doors, they typically operate like any other garage door. They are available in multiple colors and will usually use a wood or wood composite material. 

Do you pride yourself on your home’s contemporary aesthetic? A modern garage door may be just what you need. They are highly customizable and can bring a more modernistic look to any home’s facade. 

Combine these styles with dozens of color options and you will have a one-of-a-kind garage door design that matches your home and creates envy up and down the block. 

Custom Garage Door Features

Don’t forget that your door can do a lot more than just boost your curb appeal. Consider some of these features when deciding on your dream garage door. 

Garage Door Windows 

Windows are an excellent addition to a garage door. Not only are they beautiful, but they allow natural light into your garage, which is perfect for working on DIY projects. Worried about privacy? You can even choose window options that obscure the inward view without sacrificing sunlight. 

Garage Door Insulation

Looking to cut down on energy costs? Insulating your garage door is a great way to spend less on cooling and heating. Many garage door companies will tell you the R-value of certain doors, which is an indicator of the amount of insulation the door has. The higher the R-value, the better it is at holding heat!

Decorative Hardware

From faux handles to ornate designs that complement your home’s aesthetic, decorative hardware can help you drastically change your door’s appearance without a huge price tag.

Ready to take the next step toward building your custom garage door? Call PNG Garage Doors today and get a free quote!

About the author

A Colorado native, Paul Galligan founded PNG Garage Doors as an alternative to the big corporations serving the Denver Metro Area. Front Range clients needed a local option — someone who could offer competitive pricing without national overhead, personalized attention on every project, and experience with Colorado’s particular weather conditions.