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How To Choose The Best Garage Door Style For Your Home

When looking to replace a garage door, homeowners are often unsure of the best style to fit the design of the home. A garage door can play a significant role in the curb appeal of a house and as such is a vital part of the exterior appearance of a home. Thankfully, there is a wide range of attractive garage door styles available making it easy to find a door that will complement any exterior design. However, with so many options to choose from, how do you pick the best garage door style for your home?


By taking the time to learn more about the different styles of garage doors, you will make it easier to decide the best style for your home. You also want to be sure that you select a high quality door that will not only add beauty to your home, but will also ensure safety, improve convenience, and increase value. Universal Garage Door Repair offers a wide range of high quality new garage doors in a variety of beautiful styles and the expertise needed to help you select the right one.


Garage Door Styles


Garage doors come in a variety of styles, designs and colors designed to fit the architecture and design of any home. The right garage door style can add charm or character to a home while also providing balance and function. Each garage door style is typically available in large variety of colors and materials.

Among the most popular garage door styles to choose from are:

Traditional Style Garage Doors: Traditional style doors offer a classic look typically with long symmetrical horizontal panels. These doors are versatile and can easily match a wide range of home styles from older homes to craftsman style homes and even homes with more modern design. Traditional style garage doors operate in the typical overhead manner.

Contemporary Garage Doors: Contemporary style doors are designed with a more modern feel, often with clean lines, and a minimalistic feel. They might also incorporate other elements of contemporary design such as glass panels or one solid slab panel instead of separate horizontal panels. Contemporary doors subtly enhance the exterior of any modern, contemporary, or minimalistic home.

Modern Garage Doors: Modern garage doors are often the chosen compromise for homes that combine contemporary design with traditional charm. Modern doors include raised panel garage doors in which square or rectangular raised panels or recessed panel garage doors in which the same square or rectangular panels exist but are recessed into the door rather than protruding from it.


New Garage Doors West Jordan

Universal Garage Door Repair offers a wide selection of new garage doors in a range of styles and colors.  From classic to modern design, we are confident you will find the best garage door style for your home. Our team is also available to help you choose the best style to complement, enhance or transform the exterior of your home. Call us today at (801) 784-4550 for more information about the variety of garage doors available to update the look of your home.

Universal Garage Door Repair
2150 South 1300 East, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 784-4550


Wood Garage Door

Garage Be Gone! How to Hide Your Wheels

Everyone needs a place for their car, but sometimes the garage can be an eyesore that completely dominates a home’s façade. You can’t get rid of the garage, because they are so vital to you and your cars, but luckily there are ways to make it more visually appealing.
Let us at Universal Garage Door Repair show you that your garage does not have to be an ugly but necessary evil. With the right look, your garage will add to the beauty and value of your home instead of taking away from it.

Wood Garage Door

Get a New Door

The easiest and quickest solution to an ugly garage is replacing the door with something more attractive. At Universal Garage Door Repair, we offer a variety of options that can help make this part of your home more aesthetically pleasing. With the right door, your garage won’t even really look like a garage.

Go Modern

We have a great solution for homes that want to achieve a modern appearance. Our Avante collection offers a modern style with its combination of aluminum and glass. There are many window options available so that you may decide the degree of light transmission through the glass. The light glowing through this door will give it an almost lantern-like look. The warm glow of this door can be a welcoming site for your visitors.

Go Rustic

We also offer collections that give garage doors a wooden appearance. Our Gallery collection will give your home the semblance of a quaint and rustic carriage house. Our Canyon Ridge collection also has a wooden appearance. This collection offers a wide range of customization options that can fit the style of any house. A door from either one of these collections can completely revamp your home’s look.

Let Us Help

We at Universal Garage Door Repair want you to be happy with your garage. We offer a multitude of services from garage door repair to new door installation. If you feel like your garage is an eyesore, contact us so we can get started on installing a new door that will completely change the look of your house. We are devoted designing, repairing, and installing doors that will increase not only the beauty of your home, but also the safety and value.

Universal Garage Door Repair
2150 South 1300 East, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 784-4550

Should You buy a Wooden or Steel Garage Door?

As is the case so often, the best answer to this question really depends on what you appreciate the most in a garage door.  Neither one or the other really is objectively “better,” so you have to figure out what’s most important to you and then purchase the garage door that fits your needs.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Wooden Doors

If you have a home with a higher value that you really want to look nice and to maintain a good resale value, then wood is the way to go.  It’s also generally preferable if your garage door faces the street, where many people will see it.

A big knock against wood (pardon the pun), however, is that it’s high maintenance.  And if you don’t perform the regular maintenance, you will end up buying a new garage door.  You will have to repaint it every few years to keep the moisture out and warping in check.

Wooden garage doors also tend to be at the higher end of the price range, so if that’s a problem, then you might have to consider going the steel route.

Advantages and Disadvantages of Steel Garage Doors

Although they don’t make as good of an impression as wooden garage doors, the primary benefits of steel garage doors are that they have a high resistance to the elements, require almost no maintenance, and they generally insulate better than wood.

Steel doors also may rust, but before you purchase yours make sure it comes with a polyester coating that prevents rusting.  If it does rust, removing the rust isn’t difficult or time-consuming, but it is time you have to spend maintaining your garage door.

Steel doors with a low thickness of steel do dent and scratch more easily.  However, if you purchase a garage door with 24-gauge steel, scratches and dents are much harder to pick up.

Another benefit of steel doors is that they tend to last longer than wooden doors.

You Can Have the Best of Both Worlds

It doesn’t happen often in life, but you can have your cake and eat it too with garage doors.

What we mean by this is that you can purchase steel doors that look like wooden doors.  They offer the beauty and higher property value of a wooden garage door, along with the lower maintenance of steel.

In the end, the choice is yours.  But now you have the information necessary to make an informed choice that works for you.


Universal Garage Door Repair
2150 South 1300 East, Suite 500
Salt Lake City, UT 84106
(801) 784-4550