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4 Ways to Makeover Your Garage Doors on a Budget

Posted by Dori Cross on Wed, Jun 20, 2012 @ 01:28 PM

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A fresh coat of paint always helps. Use colors that compliment your home’s exterior or getpainted garage door creative and paint your own motif. You don’t have to be an artist. The sky’s the limit with a little imagination & a huge blank canvas. Consider hiring a local artist or painting contractor if you’re too busy to paint. Even business owners can take advantage of this simple solution by painting a company logo or advertising slogan on their garage doors. Be sure to follow instructions provided in the owner's manual for using the correct primer and paint.


For a fraction of the cost of buying a new garage door, consider replacing a section with one containing windows. Available in ⅛” non-insulated or ½” insulated glass (some models) and a variety of styles, lites can bring new life to your existing garage doors. Glass options include tempered, solar bronze, obscure, and clear Lexan. We also offer easy to install vinyl inserts for garage door windows in a wide range of designs to suit your home’s existing trim or window style. Not available for every door. Contact your local Overhead Door Company for more information.


Dress up that old wooden garage door with our decorative hinges & handles. This hardware is designed to give your upward lifting garage doors the appearance of the original swing out style. Durable & attractive, they’re available in black to compliment any existing colors on your home however they could be spray painted with Krylon or Rustoleum. Suitable for any carriage style door the Overhead Door Company offers decorative hardware in different styles, finishes, and price points to accommodate any budget.

gator garage door muralA TRICK OF THE EYE

Stand out from your neighbors with a fun garage door mural that adheres to your garage door. Originally made by a company in Germany as a form of advertisement, they are now offered in the U.S. These murals are applied in much the same way as wallpaper using an adhesive specifically formulated for exterior surfaces. You can even get the look of a high end wood or carriage style garage door without having to buy one just in case giant alligators or speeding trains aren’t your thing. Choose from a large selection of existing prints or upload your own to completely individualize your garage doors.