Garage Door Design: A Look at Panel Styles and More

Without a doubt, garage doors play a crucial role in the functionality and security of your home. However, they also serve as a design element that contributes to your property’s curb appeal. When it comes to garage door design, Creative Door ServicesTM is proud to offer Wayne Dalton products in a range of styles, materials, and customization options to suit different architectural and aesthetic preferences.

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Understanding Garage Door Panel Styles And Other Design Elements

Garage door design involves several key aspects that can influence the look of your home. This includes the door’s panel style, material, colour, hardware, and window options.

  • Panel style. The style of a garage door defines its overall appearance and character. Wayne Dalton offers a variety of door designs, including those characterized as Colonial, Ranch, and Sonoma. Each style has its own unique panel configuration.
  • Material. Garage doors can be constructed from various materials, including steel, aluminum, wood, glass, and fibreglass. Each has its own advantages and characteristics, and the material used will affect the door’s appearance to some degree, as well as its durability, maintenance requirements, insulation properties, and cost.
  • Colour. The colour of a garage door plays a significant role in its overall visual impact. Creative Door ServicesTM offers a variety of colour options, allowing homeowners to choose a product that complements their home's exterior. Custom colour matching is also available to ensure seamless integration with the overall design of the home.
  • Hardware. Components like handles, hinges, and decorative accents contribute to the overall style of the garage door. Creative Door ServicesTM provides a range of decorative hardware options that allow homeowners to customize their doors and add a personal touch to the design.
  • Windows. To enhance the visual appeal of a garage door and bring natural light into the interior space, windows are a great choice. Creative Door ServicesTM offers various window styles and designs, including arched, square, and rectangular options. Homeowners can choose the placement, size, and type of windows that will suit their aesthetic preferences and the architectural style of their home.

In addition to these design features, homeowners should assess their insulation requirements when selecting a garage door.

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How To Pair Panel Style With The Architectural Style Of Your Home

There are significant differences between the Wayne Dalton Colonial, Ranch, and Sonoma panel styles. Though you can simply choose whichever garage door look you like best, here’s an overview of the architectural styles that suit each panel style.

  • Colonial. The Colonial panel style offers a traditional look characterized by its symmetrical design and raised panel construction. Wayne Dalton's Classic Steel 8000 Series embodies the spirit of Colonial Revival homes with elegant panel patterns and optional decorative windows. These garage doors complement various architectural styles, including Victorian, Georgian, Cape Cod, and Craftsman homes.

    In addition, these doors are available in a range of colours and window options, allowing homeowners to customize their garage door to completely match their home.
  • Ranch. The Ranch panel style emphasizes simplicity and a clean esthetic. These garage doors typically feature a horizontal pattern, often with long panels or ribbed designs. Wayne Dalton's Classic Steel 8100 Series offers a ranch panel design that’s available with multiple window and panel options.

    The look of ranch panel garage doors will, of course, seamlessly blend with ranch-style homes. However, they also complement mid-century modern, contemporary, Prairie and modern farmhouse homes.
  • Sonoma. The Sonoma panel style provides a sophisticated look reminiscent of traditional carriage house doors. They typically feature a wood grain texture and distinct bevelled edge. They’re designed to complement various home architectural styles, particularly those featuring a blend of traditional and contemporary esthetics. This includes Mediterranean, Tuscan, and contemporary homes, among others.

    These doors are usually constructed from durable steel and are available in multiple colour options to suit various architectural styles.

Understanding the various garage door styles and options will help you make informed decisions when selecting one to complement your home. At Creative Door ServicesTM, homeowners can find the perfect garage door to enhance the curb appeal of their property.

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Beautiful Selection of Residential Garage Doors In Western Canada

Creative Door ServicesTM has a reputation for top-of-the-line garage door products and services. As an authorized dealer of Wayne Dalton doors, we offer only the best products and warranties. Our knowledgeable professionals will guide you through the selection process, offer expert advice, and provide professional installation services, ensuring a seamless and satisfactory experience from start to finish.

For help selecting your ideal garage door, contact us today. Our team is available to serve you from our eight locations in Kelowna, British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia; Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton, Alberta; Fort McMurray, Alberta; Regina, Saskatchewan; Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

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