Five Inspiring Garage Door Makeovers

Jun 29, 2015

These recent Clopay Foto-Finish Friday contest winners are more than happy to call their homes “garage door proud.” Discover the motivation behind their makeovers and read their reviews.

Foto Finish Friday Winner - Coachman Collection
Coachman Collection, Design 11 with REC13 windows

These Hixson, Tennessee homeowners wanted their home to make a “statement”. With a large, two-car garage facing the street they saw an easy opportunity to accomplish that goal by upgrading to a Clopay Coachman Collection carriage house door. The design and color scheme they chose perfectly fits the Craftsman theme and definitely says, “Welcome home!"

They wrote, “We’ve already gotten amazing feedback from all of our neighbors, many of whom have asked what kind of door we have.  We proudly told them, Clopay!” Installed by Access Garage Doors.

 Foto Finish Friday Winner - Gallery CollectionGallery Collection, long panel with SQ24 windows in white

The opening line in this garage door makeover story is, "You know it's time to replace your garage doors when…." These Wisconsin homeowners told us their old doors were so crooked on the bottom that red squirrels were crawling under them and making a nest in the garage. The squirrels’ eviction notice came in the form of two beautiful new Clopay Gallery Collection steel carriage house doors installed by Joe Wilde Company.

They wrote, ”Our old garage doors were so crooked on the bottom that red squirrels were crawling under and making a nest in the garage. We now have beautiful new Clopay doors, and have evicted the squirrels.”

At least one set of homeowners has a happy ending! 

Foto Finish Friday Winner - Coachman Collection
Coachman Collection, Design 12 with REC14 windows, in white

We love when letters from our customers begin like this:

“We absolutely love our garage doors and our friends and neighbors are very impressed!” 

Upgrading to Clopay Coachman Collection carriage house garage doors definitely added pizazz to this ranch home. Suddenly all the charming details of the house came to life.

The doors look like wood, but are actually constructed of durable, insulated steel with composite overlays for less maintenance. Installed by Garage Door Specialists, Inc. in Wheeling, Illinois.

Foto Finish Friday Winner - Gallery Collection
Gallery Collection Ultra-Grain Series, short panel in Walnut finish.

Most people only replace their garage doors once in a lifetime, but this Florida homeowner has happily done it twice.

She says she gets compliments all the time on her Gallery Collection Ultra-Grain steel doors. She loves the way they look and that the surface is low-maintenance and incredibly durable since her house is near the beach. Not all exterior products hold up well in salt air.

“I am a return customer. I bought the light faux wood two-car garage door for my other house two years ago.  I definitely love the Walnut color we selected for our current house. Howard Garage Doors, Inc. in West Melbourne, Florida installed both sets of doors. He does a great job and is the best company in town.”

Foto Finish Friday - Coachman Collection
Coachman Collection, Design 21 with ARCH3 windows with decorative hardware

This Pennsylvania homeowner stayed true to her colonial farmhouse’s architectural style by upgrading to Clopay Coachman carriage house style garage doors. The crossbuck panel design, arched windows, decorative handles and strap hinges add authentic charm.

In addition to curb appeal, insulated garage doors provide an added bonus of keeping the garage door 10 to 20 degrees warmer/cooler on average year-round. Judging by this before photo, she’s going to be glad she chose these doors for years to come.

She writes: “I recently purchased this home. I'm from California and we just don't have homes like this out there. The rep from Monarch Door Company came out and he is originally from California, too! The process was so easy and Monarch was great. The doors turned out better than I could have imagined. I'm surrounded by very nice homes but I have the best garage doors by far. Thank you, Clopay for increasing my curb appeal.”


Foto Finish Friday contest

Do you have an amazing garage door or front door transformation you’d like to show off? Submit before and after photos to Clopay’s Foto-Finish Friday contest for a chance to win $100. We select up to two homes per month.

Hit us with your best shot for your chance to win. Read the rules and entry details.

Check out previous Clopay makeover contest winners.


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