Wooden Garage Doors for the Modern Family


Garages are the perfect addition to any new home or even a great renovation of homes that already come equipped with a garage. However, in a world of creativity and innovation, there are several material options for this. These include steel, aluminum, fiberglass, vinyl, and even wood. Today, we are focusing on wooden garage doors!

Wood is IN! So, listen up because you may want to make the switch.


    Garage doors are the perfect complement to any home and can increase the value of your home. A great rule of thumb for homeowners is to spend 1% of what their homes are worth in their garage. Furthermore, garage doors made of wood primarily range from 3,000 and up dependent upon what type of wood and materials the door is made out of. Nevertheless, wooden garage doors can present a rustic or modern look to fit your needs. This is a great option for families who want to add a little something extra to their home!


    Starting with panels, there are two primary go-to’s which include flush panels as well as rail and stile panels. Flush panels are perfect for the modern home! These panels are smooth, natural and often come unfinished to add a “rustic” look; however, if you like more of a sleek and shine you can have them primed for a little extra. Additionally, the rail and stile panels come smooth with thin rails and stiles laid across one another. This look adds a richness and depth that will have you considering talking all of your friends into changing out their garage doors for an upgrade!


    Garage doors can be painted to match any home decor so that’s why it’s great to consider changing out the old and in with the new! For flush panels, there are several features you can include such as exterior wood finish, primed finish, insulation, and rust resistant track and hardware. Furthermore, rail and stile framed wood panel doors have the option to come equipped with shiplap section design, and rust resistant track and hardware. In conclusion, it is important to note that wherever you decide to purchase your new wooden garage door from (since there are SO many options!) remember to press for a warranty. There are several companies that offer warranties on their products anyways, but if it’s a little more expensive to add extended warranty I would highly recommend it!

In the past, there haven’t been many options for garage doors and now I feel like you can order almost anything EXACTLY how you want it (which is great!). So, pull out your color samples, check out those texture panels and see what’s best for you. Wooden garage doors allow you to be creative and specific in design, color, materials used, and often the addition of windows. This can be a great enhancement for your family and add some value to your property doesn’t come often so now is your chance to make the change! I hope you will. Thank you!

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