The garage is an important part of the home. Not only does it offer space for parking vehicles and storing holiday decorations and lawn care equipment, but the exterior doors of the garage also play a key role in your home's curb appeal. With the right selections, your garage doors can complement your home's exterior look, increasing both the curb appeal and total value of your home. Of course, making the right selections can be overwhelming due to the large styles and designs available. If you are in the process of building a home or in need of new garage doors, here are a few trends to consider for instant curb appeal.

Faux Wood

A wood garage door can add a great deal of rustic beauty to your home's exterior. Unfortunately, wood is also very difficult to maintain. If you did have a traditional wood garage door, you would need to constantly paint or stain it to ensure it is free of excess moisture and mildew. Thankfully, faux wood doors are becoming popular options for homeowners who love the look of wood, but prefer an easier, maintenance-free material.

Faux wood doors are molded from actual wood pieces to create an authentic look using insulated steel covered in a layer of polyurethane that offers extra protection along with a color that suits your personality and home's style.

Even though they are manufactured out of steel, faux wood doors feature a natural texture and grains that are seen in real wood. Choose from a finish in a variety of colors, such as medium oak, deep mahogany, or a wide selection of walnut wood tones.


There are many benefits of having a garage door with windows. Windows along the top of the door can add a great deal of beauty to your garage, creating definition against the basic steel doors. This addition of glass enhances the curb appeal of your home, but that is not the only benefit of garage doors with windows.

Most garages lack lighting, which can be problematic when working on a vehicle or other project inside the space. Doors with windows will allow natural light into the space, improving the look, feel, and function of a dark and dreary garage.

Multiple shapes and sizes can be used to create windows in your custom garage doors. Choose from arched windows for a classic look or smaller geometric glass patterns if you want to add a modern touch to your home's exterior.

Using the natural light brought into the garage during the day as opposed to burning bulbs in light fixtures will help you conserve energy, as well. While the total conservation may not seem high, the energy savings will add up over time.


White garage doors may serve a purpose, but they lack personality and style. To enhance the curb appeal of your home, opt for a color that makes your home pop.

Most homeowners believe the color of their garage door should match the color of their front door, but that is not necessarily a rule you have to adhere to. Consider a bright blue or aqua color for your garage doors. Match this color with the shutters on your home, but make sure the main front door is painted a darker shade of the blue. Alternatively, for homes with brick or stone exteriors, make the garage doors pop against these natural surfaces by using a vibrant red or satin black color. A rustic sage green or grey color works well against most home exteriors, including white or beige vinyl or fiber cement siding.

Most homeowners focus solely on the interior of their garages, but choosing the right garage door can make a big impact on your home's curb appeal. These garage door trends will be both popular today and for many years to come. Contact a local garage door company for additional advice.