The Different Garage Door Styles


The typical garage door of a home covers as much as a third of the overall exterior. Choosing the right garage door can make the world of difference to the overall aesthetic appearance of any home.

There is a wealth of different garage door styles for consumers to choose from. Here is a brief overview of the range of garage door styles, consumers can choose from.

Traditional Garage Doors

Traditional garage doors are the most common types of doors found in homes. Typically manufactured from one solid piece of wood they can be built with tracks on either side that run to the ceiling to hold the whole section in place. Some doors open to the ceiling; others lift straight up and then slide back.

Carriage Style Garage Doors

Carriage doors are usually made from wood though they can be manufactured from a wealth of different materials. These doors are characterised by the small windows that are usually located on the top of these doors. Made from one solid piece of material, carriage garage doors are typically manufactured from one solid piece of material.

Raised Panel Garage Doors

As the name may suggest, raised panel garage doors feature a number of raised panels that fold to the ceiling when opened. They can be manufactured from a wealth of different materials, including wood, steel and aluminium, and can be manufactured in a range of different colours.

Flat Panel Garage Doors

Flat panel garage doors are made of wood. These doors are manufactured in smooth word and grain textures. These garage doors are considered to be very elegant.

Ribbed Panel Garage Doors

Ribbed panel garage doors feature several ribs in each panel. Such doors are generally found in commercial applications, however they can be used in your home. These doors can be manufactured in varying degrees of detail. Some doors can create a ‘cottage’ look.

These are just a few examples of the different types of garage doors that consumers can choose from. It’s always advisable for consumers to have a thorough understanding of the options that they have prior to choosing new garage doors.