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Top 5 Garage Trends for 2016

Posted by Jeff Barnett on Apr 4, 2016 5:04:21 PM

This brand new year is bringing with it changes in the garage door market, whether it’s replacement or refinishing. It’s a new year with new styles. And the trends this year are focused on bold, contemporary, and rare garage doors.

If you're in the market for a new garage door or looking to update your current garage door, 2016 is the perfect year to do it! And Overhead Door of Des Moines can help! Below are the most popular, exciting garage door trends to look forward to this year!


1. Bold Colors

Gone are the days of customers only buying boring, white garage doors. 2016 has brought a new energy into customers when it comes to purchasing or refinishing garage doors. Not to say a white garage door is not a great color for your door, but many homeowners that have previously had white doors are adventuring to reds, browns, purples, greens, blues, greys, and all different colors! Depending on what type of statement you’d like to make with your garage door, choose a color that compliments your home but also adds boldness! Bring out the personality of you and your home! 



2. Faux Wood

The most sought-after look for a garage door this year is wood, it is timeless and always classy. Unfortunately, wood garage doors are fairly expensive and require regular upkeep. The much more affordable option is faux wood. It allows you to have the look of a classic wood garage door without the extra price and maintenance! Faux wood creates the beautiful illusion of wood that will add charm to your home.




3. Contemporary Windows

This year, many homeowners are aiming to add natural light to their garages with the addition of windows to the garage doors. Adding windows to your garage door are available in endless options: placement of the windows, size, shape, the type of glass used, etc. There is not a “one size fits all” option for garage door windows. 



4. Garage Doors Are Getting Bigger

As homeowners begin to embrace the value their garage doors offer to the home’s overall look, they begin to design and choose doors more carefully. And with that, the overall size of the doors are getting larger. Changing the color of or adding windows to a home can be tedious and time consuming, but changing the color or adding windows to a garage door is much quicker and stress-free! These easy-to-customize doors are becoming larger because this simple change to garage doors can greatly affect the look of a home. It’s easier to update one portion of the exterior rather than the whole thing!



5. One-of-a-Kind Garage Doors

One of the biggest trends we’ve seen this year is the customers’ desire to truly customize their garage doors. They want a garage door that compliments their home, but they want it to be truly unique. Standard, basic garage doors are quickly pushed aside for extraordinary, unique doors.


2016 is well on its way and the garage door trends are in full swing! If you need expert advice making any garage door decision, call Overhead Door of Des Moines 515-276-1332 or contact us today to set up an appointment! We’d like to help you get you garage door up to the current trends!

Topics: residential, Garage Door, garage door opener