The beginning of a new year provides the perfect opportunity to breathe new life into your home’s curb appeal. Where better to start than with the garage door? After all, the garage door makes up a large portion of your home’s exterior design, and is often the first thing visitors see.

In the Valley of the Sun, repeated sun exposure and/or dents and dings can cause even the best garage door to prematurely age, necessitating replacement. If you’re ready to replace your garage door, consider one of these garage door trends for 2018. With a 98.3% return on investment, this is one home improvement idea that can’t be beat.


What was once old is new again. Wood is making a big comeback in garage door design. One of the best things about wood is that its natural beauty complements many architectural styles, from traditional to modern, adding timeless elegance. Wood also fits in nicely with the rustic farmhouse look. This material, however, does require more maintenance to ensure its longevity than other available materials.


A favorite from 2017 that will continue are windows. Windows on a garage door can turn a dark garage into a much more inviting place where many people enjoy spending time on hobbies, such as woodworking, vehicle renovation or working out. Windows are available in a variety of styles, tints, and efficiency levels. Position garage door windows vertically for an eye-catching statement.

Accent Colors

For many homeowners, the design of their home and consequently, their home garage is an expression of their personality. By choosing to use an accent color, you can create a powerful, but inviting design for increased curb appeal. These are just a few of the colors trending in 2018.

  • Oceanside by Sherwin-Williams
  • Caliente by Benjamin Moore
  • In the Moment by BEHR
  • Black Magic by Olympic

An Organized Space

Make your organizational dreams a reality with garage storage. Rails with hooks provide space for yard tools, hoses, and ladders. Overhead storage racks are perfect for storing infrequently used items like holiday décor. Shelving units with heavy-duty containers are good for preventing the garage floor from becoming a dumping ground. You can find these popular storage items at your local home improvement or hardware store.

Technological Advancements

One major trend that continues to gain popularity with today’s homeowners is automation. With the capability to control and monitor your door from anywhere using a Wi-Fi or data connection and an app on your smartphone, smart garage door openers provide increased convenience, security and peace of mind. You can set-up real time alerts to be immediately notified if the door is left open, as well as close it remotely.


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