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Whether your garage door is simply looking a little unloved or it’s beginning to deteriorate to the point where it could pose a security or health risk, a new overhead door installation is just one possible remedy. We’re going to discuss nine makeover ideas that you can consider, most of which you will be able to handle by yourself and a couple that may require the help of a local overheard door company.

Makeover Ideas from the Garage Door Installation Experts in Parker, Broomfield and Littleton

As garage door installation, service and repair specialists, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience, which we are pleased to be able to share, both with our customers here in Colorado and with homeowners all around the world. Now let’s dive into our top nine makeover ideas for garage doors:


One of the simplest and most effective ways to transform the appearance of a garage door that has seen better days is to repaint it in the color of your choice. This makeover suggestion works well for both metal and garage doors, is relatively inexpensive, and can be completed without any outside assistance by many people. Of course, if you’re too busy to tackle the job yourself or you’re not confident in your painting abilities, you can hire a local professional to do it for you instead. In either case, the result should be a fresh, gleaming garage door that looks like it has just been installed.

Adding a Wood Grain Finish to a Metal Door

If you installed a metal garage door for practical reasons but you really prefer the look of wood, there’s no need to pay for a brand new door. Most good paint stores sell special gel wood stains that can be painted onto metal surfaces with a normal paintbrush. If you’ve never tried it before, we think you’ll be pleasantly surprised with the result you’re able to achieve. But if a genuine timber door is what you really want, don’t hesitate to contact our garage door sales team to request a competitive quotation.

Adding Wood or Metal Panels to the Exterior Surface

If you are bored of your garage door and you’d like to create a more interesting aesthetic, you can fix wood or metal panels to the exterior surface. It’s possible to create a beautiful, carriage door-style appearance with good quality panels and, in common with the first two suggestions, this one is also relatively simple and inexpensive to complete.

Adding Lighting

Installing lights above your overhead door could improve its appearance significantly and will make your home more secure. Potential intruders tend to shy away from well-lit areas where they can easily be spotted by passing pedestrians and people living in nearby properties. You can also hook these lights up to your automatic opening mechanism so that they come on whenever the door is opened or closed at night.

Adding Insulation

A garage door insulation kit is a great idea for older doors that are poorly insulated. By affixing bubble foil insulation to the interior surface of your door, you can make your garage a more comfortable space to work in at all times of the year and in all weather conditions. And if you would like to convert your garage into a games room or den at some time in the future, a well-insulated door will be essential.

Adding a Remote Control

For homeowners that have an older garage door opener, which can only be activated by pushing a button at the side of the door, adding a remote control is an excellent makeover idea. For just $20 or so, it’s possible to add a remote control to almost any type of garage door opener and the job can be completed with ordinary hand tools that most people already own. If you’d rather have a brand new opener and remote installed, just search for ‘garage door installers near me’ and ask a few local companies to provide you with a quotation covering the parts and labor.

Installing a Wireless Alarm

This is another practical makeover idea that does not cost a fortune and will bolster your home’s security system. While you could choose a wired alarm that connects to the rest of your system, a wireless model is easier to install and should be just as effective.

Upgrading the Hardware

Over time, the screws, bolts and other hardware that holds your door in place may corrode and threads may be stripped. Rather than paying for a whole new door, you can address this issue by investing a few dollars in new hardware and swap everything out yourself.

Installing a Brand New Door

If your door is in such a poor state of repair that none of the above suggestions are likely to make much difference, it might be time to contact your local overhead door installation experts and discuss the possibility of having a brand new door fitted. If you live in Denver or the surrounding area, you’re more than welcome to contact us at any time to talk about your requirements.

We hope that one or more of these makeover suggestions prove useful for you and if you would like any more information about the services we provide in Parker, Broomfield, Littleton, and adjacent areas, please don’t hesitate to call or message us right now.