Step 1: How to choose a garage door

Choose your garage door with these 2 helpful tips in mind

  • The architectural style of your house
  • The need for insulation determined by the use of your garage and its location relative to the parts of your home.

See how simple it can be!

Which style is your home?

Style of the house Tip Model Designs

Carriage House

Princeton P-21, 18' x 7', Chocolate Walnut door and Ice White overlays, 4 vertical lite Panoramic windows
Choose a door that brings to mind the countryside or has a rustic feel, one that echoes the warmth of your home’s facade and looks like it was designed by an artisan. Princeton P‑21, Princeton P‑22, Princeton P‑23, Eastman E‑21, Eastman E‑22, Eastman E‑23, Cambridge CS, North Hatley SP, North Hatley LP, Shaker XS, Shaker‑NH LP

Contemporary

Standard+ Vog, 9' x 8', Chocolate Walnut, window layout: Right-side Harmony
Pick out doors that have simple, straight lines with plain windows or even none at all. Black, gray, white and brown are the predominant colours. Needless to say, there is no ornamentation. Cambridge CL, Vog, Moderno Multi, Moderno 2 beads, Grooved, Flush, California

Traditional

Standard+ Shaker CC, 9' x 8', Ice White, No windows
Select doors with conservative features which correspond to the setting, neighbourhood or area where the home is located. Princeton P‑11, Princeton P‑12, Princeton P‑13, Eastman E‑11, Eastman E‑12, Eastman E‑13, Cambridge CM, Classic CC, Classic MIX, Classic XL, Prestige XL, Shaker CC, Shaker XL
Princeton P-21, 18' x 7', Chocolate Walnut door and Ice White overlays, 4 vertical lite Panoramic windows

Carriage House

Choose a door that brings to mind the countryside or has a rustic feel, one that echoes the warmth of your home’s facade and looks like it was designed by an artisan.
Princeton P‑21, Princeton P‑22, Princeton P‑23, Eastman E‑21, Eastman E‑22, Eastman E‑23, Cambridge CS, North Hatley SP, North Hatley LP, Shaker XS, Shaker‑NH LP
Standard+ Vog, 9' x 8', Chocolate Walnut, window layout: Right-side Harmony

Contemporary

Pick out doors that have simple, straight lines with plain windows or even none at all. Black, gray, white and brown are the predominant colours. Needless to say, there is no ornamentation.
Cambridge CL, Vog, Moderno Multi, Moderno 2 beads, Grooved, Flush, California
Standard+ Shaker CC, 9' x 8', Ice White, No windows

Traditional

Select doors with conservative features which correspond to the setting, neighbourhood or area where the home is located.
Princeton P‑11, Princeton P‑12, Princeton P‑13, Eastman E‑11, Eastman E‑12, Eastman E‑13, Cambridge CM, Classic CC, Classic MIX, Classic XL, Prestige XL, Shaker CC, Shaker XL

Colour Tips

Traditional or carriage house styles have more colourful elements in contrast to the neutral, understated contemporary style. In general, the colour of your door should integrate and coordinate with your house as it could represents up to 40% of the façade.

Your garage door colour should reflect that of your window frames instead of your front door. The latter can have an attractive, eye-catching colour contrasting with the rest of the home. Another possibility is to coordinate your garage door with your brick or exterior siding.

In general, keep in mind that a maximum of two or three colours should be used on your home’s exterior. By dividing them between the siding and the accent elements, your result will be an undeniable success.

Standard+ Moderno Multi, 9' x 8', Chocolate Walnut

Windows

Garaga offers an entirely new line of decorative garage door windows to answer to the increasing demand from homeowners who desire more choice, design and harmony that match their entry door. Garaga offers one of the most extensive choices of decorative garage door windows on the market. Durable and weather tight, they feature PVC frames that will not discolour.

Here are the different choices of windows available:

Decorative hardware

Garaga’s garage door decorative hardware reproduces the effect of wrought iron hinges and handles. For a real carriage house look, it’s an essential accessory.

Handmade wrought iron texture

Handmade wrought iron texture
Decorative Hardware Standard
Standard
Decorative Hardware Lis
Lis

Slightly bumpy texture

Slightly bumpy texture
Decorative Hardware Cottage
Cottage
Decorative Hardware Door knockers
Door Knockers

Garaga invites you to create your custom garage door using the Garaga Design Centre.

Which type of insulation and thermal efficiency do you need?

    Recommended Door Models1
Polyurethane Insulation Polyurethane insulation door with R‑16 thermal resistance. ? Princeton, Eastman, Cambridge, Standard+, Top Tech, H-Tech
Polyurethane insulation door with R‑12 thermal resistance. ? Acadia 138
Triforce Insulation Polystyrene insulation door with R‑10 thermal resistance. ? Triforce
Polystyrene Insulation Polystyrene insulation door with R‑6.6 thermal resistance or Non-insulated door. ? Dualforce, Uniforce
Polyurethane Insulation
Polyurethane insulation door with R‑16 thermal resistance. ?

Recommended Door Models1

Princeton, Eastman, Cambridge, Standard+, Top Tech, H-Tech
Polyurethane Insulation
Polyurethane insulation door with R‑12 thermal resistance. ?

Recommended Door Models1

Acadia 138
Triforce Insulation
Polystyrene insulation door with R‑10 thermal resistance. ?

Recommended Door Models1

Triforce
Polystyrene Insulation
Polystyrene insulation door with R‑6.6 thermal resistance or Non-insulated door. ?

Recommended Door Models1

Dualforce, Uniforce

1Non applicable for California. The full vision door should not be used for insulation properties.

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