How to Choose the Right Garage Door for Your Custom Home

October 20, 2022

Building a custom home is an exciting journey; you get to work with a builder to design your dream home and then bring it to life! You have probably thought about the garage in your custom home design, but what about the garage door? Here’s how to choose the right garage door for your custom home:

1. Determine the Location of the Garage Entrance

When it comes to the garage entrance, the location usually comes down to two options – street-facing garage entrance or side entrance? Depending on your home design, lot size, and more, one could be better for you than the other. You could also have enough flexibility to consider both; if that’s the case, and both are viable options, then it all comes down to your preference.

2. Consider the Size of the Garage Door

The location and size of your garage are important garage considerations for your custom home and can be good indicators of how big your garage door needs to be. If you need a large garage that can house multiple vehicles and an RV, then you know you need a larger-than-standard garage door. Other than those special circumstances, you can adjust the size you need with a custom door or you can go with the standard sizes available for single or double doors.

3. Match the Garage Door Style to Your Home

Although the garage door may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of your home’s exterior style, it should still match whatever theme you have going on. There are plenty of colors, materials, and styles available, and even customizations, to help you get the perfect match for your home.

Carriage garage doors are one of the modern farmhouse exterior design ideas that work well with several styles. You can also go with something modern or more contemporary if that works better with the style of your home. You can even opt for different colors!

4. Think About Upgrades

Thinking about upgrades can also help you choose the right garage door for your custom home. One of the most common and energy-efficient upgrades is to go for insulated garage doors. Energy efficiency and soundproofing are just some of the benefits of insulated garage doors.

You can also consider other upgrades and smaller details like accessories on the outside of the door, extra functions, and window options. You can even opt for impact-resistant glass. A small row of windows across the top of the garage door is a popular option, especially for people that want to let some natural light into their garage.

Good lighting is one of the garage must-haves and some strategically-placed windows can help with that. Unique or interesting placement of windows can also give your garage door a more modern look.

These are just a few tips on how to choose the right garage door for your custom home. There are a lot of details to consider and choices to make when it comes to designing and building your own custom home.

Instead of trying to handle it all yourself, make it easier and get peace of mind by working with a custom home builder with an in-house design/build process. They’ll help you track down and narrow down options to what works best for you and handle the details to keep the process as stress-free as possible.

If you’re ready to make your dream home a reality, contact Custom Home Group at 717-284-4090!