Garage Door Styles That Fit Your Home and Help Increase Home Value

Installing a replacement garage door can increase your home’s curb appeal and overall value, while helping you save money on heating and cooling costs. 

Remodeling magazine’s 2017 Cost vs. Value Report revealed that garage door replacement is one of the best ways to increase home value. Installing a new garage door can recoup an estimated 76.9% of project costs upon resale of the home, making them one of the top home improvement projects for overall return on investment.

Whether wood or steel, aluminum or vinyl, today’s garage doors are finely crafted to withstand weather conditions for years. And with Pella’s insulation options, a new garage door can also increase your home’s energy efficiency and reduce noise.

Each door material has its benefits, but wood and steel remain favorites among customers – wood for its natural, traditional beauty, and steel for its low-maintenance durability.

Because a garage door often makes up around one-third of a home’s front exterior, it’s important to choose a door that complements your home’s architectural style. Beyond style, it’s also important to choose a garage door made of durable material that increases energy efficiency.

We’ve compiled a brief guide of our most popular offerings that will help you find the best garage door for your home.

Victorian and Colonial homes look best with carriage house doors
Pella® Architect Series® Garage Door

Victorian and Colonial Homes
A popular garage door option for Victorian and Colonial homes is the carriage house style. A custom wood carriage house door offers stunning beauty and a distinctive look, or a steel carriage house door can provide the same classic look while emphasizing affordability and durability. Decorative hardware, like iron hinges or handles, is often installed on these doors for more authentic detailing.

Enhance a craftsman home
Colesburg Pella® Garage Door

Craftsman Homes
One of the most distinguishing features of a Craftsman home is its use of double-hung wood windows and divided-light grilles. Garage doors that complement this style feature arched, divided-light windows, which allow more natural light to enter the garage.

Highlight modern, contemporary architecture with a unique wood and glass garage door
Ventura Pella® Garage Door

Contemporary and Modern Homes
Popular choices for modern garage doors include pebbled or powder-coated glass along with the sleek lines and stained wood style that defines modern doors. Choose from different materials and colors to make your door stand out from the rest of the neighborhood.

Visit your local Lowe’s to browse our more than 1,000 designs and find the Pella® garage door that fits your style and budget.

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A self-proclaimed Social Media Geek and DIY aficionado, Nicolle is a member of the Pella Marketing team, focused on content creation and curation. In her free time she can be found pillaging thrift shops for furniture projects, attempting to rationalize with her 4 year old daughter, and editing her husband’s honey-do list.