3 Types of Contemporary Garage Doors

Clopay Aluminum and Glass Garage Door

A garage door may represent up to 40% of the façade of your home. If you have a modern home, it’s important to choose a contemporary style that fits well with the home’s style and architecture. Contemporary garage doors are known for their clean lines and can be customized to suit the style of your home.

The 3 most common types of contemporary garage doors are aluminum and glass, steel, and wood. Which type of door is best suited for you? What are the distinguishing features of each type?

Let’s take a look.

Aluminum and Glass

Clopay Aluminum and Glass Garage Door
Clopay Aluminum and Glass Garage Door

Transform the look of your home with aluminum and glass garage doors while you allow natural sunlight into your garage space. You can choose the colour of aluminum and the level of glass transparency. Also, there are options for the placement of aluminum panels to suit your privacy needs.


  • Visually clean, sleek and modern
  • Low maintenance
  • Many aluminum colour options
  • Window options for the amount of light transmission and privacy



Steel Garage Door
Clopay Steel Garage Door

Steel garage doors are a great complement for contemporary homes. Available in many colours, they also have a variety of options which have varying thermal ratings. Steel doors are available in flush or grooved panels and are protected with a multi-layer coating system that prevents rust.


  • Visually clean, sleek and modern
  • Variety of thermal/insulation options
  • Many colour options, even a faux wood grain!
  • Rustproof coating



Custom Wood Door
Custom Wood Door

Yes, wood can also be used in contemporary garage doors. A major benefit of wood is that you can have a completely custom look designed. Using a variety of wood types and finishes, a completely unique look can be crafted for you.


  • Completely custom appearance
  • Custom window design
  • Variety of thermal/insulation options
  • Many stain or paint options


 Which type of door do I choose?

There is no right or wrong answer to this question but there are a few thoughts to consider. Do you want low maintenance? Then perhaps aluminum or steel is a better choice. Do you want to allow a lot of natural light into your garage? Aluminum/glass is best for that. Do you want a completely customized look? Wood can be fully customized to match your design vision.

Either way, a new contemporary garage door for your home will be beautiful, practical and add value to your home.

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