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At its core, a house is just a structure to protect you from the elements.

But we all know a house is so much more than that - it's a home. That's why you put so much care and effort into the upkeep and look of your home. From the paint to the lawn, the windows and more, you want only the best for the place where lifelong memories are made.

Why not bring that same enthusiasm and passion to your garage door?

Garage doors are so much more than what meets the eye

Your garage - at its core - is the place to store your car or other belongings. Heck, it could even be the place where you and your friends and family gather to sit and relax.

But when it come stop your garage, there's more to it than just what's inside.

Your garage door plays a significant role in the look and feel of your entire home. And while many homeowners throughout Mandeville, Covington and New Orleans know enough to put at least some thought into the design of their garage doors, few even know about the trendy new designs available out there.

Have no fear! We're here to help you sort through the trends so you can choose a custom-designed garage door that'll make your home the envy of your neighborhood.

Wood-Look Garage Doors

Most homeowners throughout Southeastern Louisiana like the idea of making home improvements. However, first and foremost they want to make sure they aren't bogged down by the pains of constant upkeep.

That's why wood-look garage doors have become a popular trend here in Greater New Orleans.

Wood-look garage doors don't have be cleaned or refinished as often as other types of garage doors – the doors are constructed in a durable, low-maintenance composite material that won't rot, warp, or crack.

Clopay's Canyon Ridge Collection has wowed architects, custom builders, designers and homeowners alike, not only for the look and feel, but also for the doors' energy efficiency and thermal performance.

Open Concept Garage Door Designs

What we here at American Garage Door of Louisiana have been noticing is that homeowners are blurring the lines between interior and exterior. Homeowners are choosing glass walls or wide French doors to create seamless transitions outdoors.

That's why we love showing off Clopay's Avante Collection. Avante's aluminum and glass garage doors feature a narrow 18-light design that puts on display the door's versatility of aluminum stile and rail construction.

In fact, builders of the 2016 New American Home chose the Avante (though they chose a more traditional layout with insulated frosted glass, which allows ample daylight into the garage without sacrificing privacy).

Be Bold with Contemporary Colors and Dazzling Designs

Most of us have an idea - in our mind's eye - of what a standard garage door looks like.

We think it's time to dismantle that idea.

When clients come to us looking for something new, exciting and different, we often times direct them to Clopay's Modern Steel Collection.

The premise of the Modern Steel Collection is customization. The collection was already beloved for its sleek lines; but what designers and homeowners love about Clopay's collection is the level of customization that's available.

From bold color choices to window placement and beyond, homeowners finally have their say in how their garage doors will look.

When in Doubt: Go to Wood

Clopay has done wonders with garage doors made from aluminum, steel, composite and glass. However, no material can surpass the versatility of natural wood.

Do you want a modern look? Prefer traditional? Maybe a little bit of both? Whatever your vision, Clopay's Reserve Wood Collection has something to offer. And, if you're looking to add value to your home, there is no better choice than investing in a wood garage door.

With so many choices in garage doors where do you begin?

Whoever thought you'd have so many design opportunities with your garage door? From composite to glass, steel, or solid wood, there are a lot of things to consider when adding a new garage door to your home.

But our team can help. American Garage Door of Louisiana will guide you through all of the latest garage door trends and styles, and will guide you toward the best door to meet your needs, vision, and budget.

Contact us today to learn more.

All photos courtesy of Clopay.

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American Garage Door provides full service garage door installation, maintenance and repairs in greater New Orleans including Metairie, Kenner, Mandeville, Covington, Madisonville, Slidell as well as Picayune and Gulfport MS.