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Choosing a Garage Door is as Easy as 1-2-3

Using a Garage Door Visualizer Tool

When it comes to upgrading your garage door, the options can seem limitless. From choosing the materials to selecting windows, door colors, trim colors, handles and accessories, your garage door should be an extension of your home’s personality.

garage door design software - DoorView

So where does one begin? With the Overhead Door™ brand’s interactive design tool, DoorView®. Visualizing your dream door is possible with just a few simple steps. In fact, you can upload an actual picture of your home to explore how hundreds of potential garage door designs could complement your home.

garage door designs that complement your home
(Modern Aluminum Model 521)

Step 1: Choosing the Right Material and Design

After opening DoorView® on your computer, iPad or Android tablet, one of the first steps will be to select a garage door style and material. To get started, some of the most popular materials among homeowners include steel, aluminum and fiberglass. These beautiful selections offer durability, aesthetic versatility and energy-efficiency, all while requiring little upkeep.

garage door material and design
(Thermacore® Model 195)

Step 2: Add a Pop of Color

Once you’ve selected the garage door style and model in DoorView®, it’s time to get creative. The color of your garage door should complement the rest of the home’s facade to create one cohesive look. Depending on the garage door style, the Overhead Door™ brand offers hundreds of colors to choose from. The app will make it easy to see which ones are available for your door.

For example, if you picked Courtyard Collection Model 167B, you’ll find the following colors available to choose from – Almond, Black, Brown, Desert Tan, Gray, Hunter Green, Sandstone, Terra Bronze and White.

You’ll also see that you can select a different color for the trim. For example, a gray garage door with a white trim makes for a crisp, clean look. Mix and match to find the perfect look for your home!

garage door color options
(Courtyard Collection® Model 163t)

Step 3: Make it Your Own with Windows and Decorative Hardware

The final steps in the Overhead Door™ design tool process is to select your window style, glass type and decorative hardware, fully customizing your one-of-a-kind garage door. DoorView® makes it easy to see which window style, such as a Stockton Arch Single, a Somerton Single or a Stockbridge Single, looks best on your door. From there, the Overhead Door™ brand offers several glass types to choose from, depending on if you’re seeking a more clear, open look or if you want more privacy with obscure glass.

garage door window glass options

There is also an abundance of hardware options that can enhance the aesthetic of a garage door. Adding a spear hinge or a large hammered iron handle is an easy way to create a unique door while remaining cost-effective.

Once you have designed your ideal garage door, find your closest Overhead Door™ Distributor by inserting your city or zip code into our Distributor Locator. Share your personalized DoorView® model to a local, trusted Overhead Door™ Distributor and have your new garage door in no time.

Published: 10-08-2018