How To Make Your Garage Door Different And Unique

Garage Door Customization, General

Homeowners have a lot of choices and options when it comes to finding ways to make their garage door different from everyone else’s in the neighborhood. We will walk you through some things to consider– whether it’s making changes to your existing garage door, you’re ready to replace it, or you’re building a new home.

Choose A New Color

A lot of homeowners are interested in the variety of colors that our garage doors come in. Twenty years ago, a majority of garage doors were either white or beige. Luckily technology and style have progressed and have allowed us to offer many new color options for your garage door. You can choose from a wood look without the upkeep of a traditional wood door, or choose from colors including tan, sandstone, gray, green and even black. Take into consideration the color and style of your front entry door. We find that many of our customers like to match the color and style of their front door. Consider other colors you’ve used on the exterior of your home—whether it’s your trim color or accent colors you’ve used in other places. Looking at these features is a great starting point to help you decide what will best compliment the overall look of your home.

Add Windows Or Change Your Window Inserts

If you haven’t had windows in your garage door, you’d be surprised what a difference it can make! Not only does it change the overall appearance to your home’s exterior, it’s also nice to allow light in your garage for practical purposes such as being able to see when you walk from your vehicle to the house and minimizing the use of other lights. If you use your garage space for other things than parking your car, letting in natural light is sensible.

If you already have windows in your existing garage door, you may be able to change the overall look by swapping out window inserts which are available in a lot of different patterns. You don’t have to purchase new windows for your garage door—just change the inserts which is economical and easy to do. To find out if this is possible with your existing garage door windows, call us stop into our showroom.

Add Hardware

Hardware such as handles and hinges can truly make a difference in the overall appearance of your garage door. Once again, this is a simple and economical thing you can do to enhance your existing door, or add to the look of your new garage door. We have examples of hinges and handles in our showrooms—stop in!

Add Or Change Lighting

In the past, most homes had one outdoor flood light—and maybe some sconces by the doorway if you were fancy. But now, lighting options span a huge range of choices, from traditional lanterns and ceiling lights all the way to outdoor LED strip lights and recessed spotlights. Homeowners are getting a lot more creative in using lighting as a decorative accent in exterior spaces.

If you’re curious to see what a new color, window pattern or adding hardware to a garage door would look like, you can use our design tool, DoorView.  This interactive web-based tool allows you to upload a picture of your home and select new styles, colors and patterns to see what it would actually look like with your existing house. You can save those images and start over to compare photos and styles. If you need assistance using the tool, call us or stop in to your nearest location.


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- Jane Heiny
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- Jason Brown
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- Olivia Hildebrand
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"Torsion spring broke on my garage door. Called Overhead Door and spoke with Brandon. He scheduled the techs for the next day which they came out and replaced both torsion springs on the door and adjusted the door so it worked perfectly!! The technicians were very knowledgeable and experienced and had the new springs installed very quickly. Great job!!"
- Dale Rogers
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"Very professional! Completed the repairs in an hour and gave the rest of the unit a checkup. Would definitely give them my business again. "
- James Edmonson
5 Stars
"Had a very good overall experience. They arrived within one hour of my request for a quote and provided a written formal quote an hour later.They arrived on time, completed the job in a couple of hours and left the garage spotless. Very professional installers. Highly recommended!"
- Bruce Costigan
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"HI called them and they were extremely friendly and made you feel comfortable. I told him my problems and he knew what was wrong. They scheduled me for the next day and they came when they said they would. The two men that came were very professional. Upbeat and knew their job. The job took them 15 minutes. They oiled everything up. (above and beyond) I will use them again I hope I don’t have the need anytime soon. But I would recommend them highly."
- Yvonne Berryman
5 Stars
"The technician did a very nice job replacing the springs. He was very proficient in his work. He also shared ideas for lubricants for maintaining the opener."
- Paul Johnson
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"I called on Friday at 11am with a broken garage door spring. I was told the soonest they would be able to get to me was early the following week. By 3:00 p.m. Friday afternoon to my surprise they arrived and fixed the spring. I had a very positive experience recommend them!!"
- Chris Beaver
5 Stars
"Workers were friendly and did good work."
- Robert Hanson
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"We and a non-emergent problem with our door. They were there the same day."
- Phillip Blake
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