How to Choose the Best Garage Door for Your Home?

There are essentially endless combinations of styles, materials and colors you can choose from when adding a new garage door to your home. So how can you make sure you are getting the best garage door for your specific needs? Here is our guide to doing exactly that!


The style of your garage door is one of the most significant choices you will make regarding the project. You should consider your own personal taste and the existing styling of your home when selecting the best garage door for your needs. There are some generally accepted styles we often see paired with specific architectural designs. For example, if you have a Victorian-style home, you may want to consider a garage with carriage-house doors. On the other hand, a modern and sleek garage door may be best for homes with a more modern design in mind. Ultimately, it is your home, so you’ll have the final say over which style will look best!


From the outside, garage windows add a little extra character and a welcoming feeling to any home. As such, your curb appeal is likely to increase with the addition of windows to your garage door.

Moving inside, you will not have to rely as heavily on interior lighting, since natural light is sure to brighten up your garage significantly. If you live in an area with frequent high winds, you could also opt for high-impact-resistant glass.


The material will make a large impact on the style, durability, insulation and cost of your new garage door. If strength and durability are your main priority, steel will be the best garage door material for you. On the other hand, wood is also a very tempting option because of the natural beauty it brings to our homes. Finally, if you would prefer to keep the weight of your new door as low as possible, aluminum will most likely be your best option.


When it comes to choosing the best garage door color, we recommend staying neutral and attempting to compliment the overall aesthetic of your home. There is a place for making statements, but that place is usually not the garage door. Bold, vibrant colors can be overwhelming when they occupy such a large surface area. Instead, consider these colors for your new garage door.

  • White
  • Light grey
  • Dark grey or black
  • Brown
  • Beige or taupe


Choose the Best Garage Door for Your Home at Schaefer Exteriors

Schaefer Exteriors has been providing quality home exterior solutions to Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware homeowners for over 40 years. We’re experts at installing siding, roofing, vinyl replacement windows, gutters, shutters, stone veneer, and vinyl garage doors. To get started on your next project, please contact us at 410.781.4028.