Custom Made Garage Doors: Factors To Think About

If you are considering having custom made garage doors installed for your home, it is a good idea to take some time to think about the various factors that will come into play when making this decision.

 This way, you will be able to make an informed decision about what type of door (and even what colour) you want to get installed on your property. Here are some aspects that you may want to consider:

Design Preferences

The style of your home should be a factor in deciding which garage door to purchase. If you have an older home with a more traditional design, then buying an old-fashioned looking garage door would not be appropriate. Likewise, if you live in an ultra-modern house with lots of glass and steel accents, then purchasing an ornate or elaborate custom made garage door may clash with the overall look of your home.

The personality and needs of the homeowner should also play into this decision as well–for example, if someone has a lot of kids who need access to their vehicles frequently (and they’re not going anywhere anytime soon) then having automatic openers installed on all four sides might make sense; however if it’s just one car being stored there perhaps that isn’t necessary?

Similarly budget plays into things since some materials cost more than others so even though something might look great visually speaking doesn’t mean that it won’t break the bank!


When it comes to garage doors, there are quite a few materials that you can choose from. Some of these include:

  • Steel – Steel is a strong and durable material that will last for many years if cared for properly. However, it is also heavy which may make it difficult to install or remove if necessary. In addition, steel tends to rust over time if not properly maintained (i.e., painting). This means that you may need to paint your new door every year or so depending on where you live and how much maintenance it receives throughout its lifetime.
  • Aluminium – Aluminum is similar in strength as steel but lighter in weight which makes it easier for one person (or two people) to install on their own without needing any help from professionals like carpenters or contractors who specialize in custom made garage doors


When it comes to colour selection, your options are virtually limitless. You can choose from a wide range of colours including traditional shades like red and blue, or opt for something more contemporary like turquoise or fuchsia. 

It’s important to remember that the colour you choose will have an impact on the overall feel of your garage door; for example, if you want your garage door to feel warmer and cozier than usual then consider going with a shade like burgundy or brown instead of black!

If there are certain areas in particular that need highlighting (i.e., if there is artwork hanging up), then choosing a bolder hue may work well here as this will draw attention towards these focal points while also tying everything else together nicely through complementary tones within the same colour family (e.g., purple).

We hope that you’ve found this article helpful and wish you the best of luck with your search for a new garage door. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to comment us below.