Garage Door Trend Spotting at the 2016 International Builders’ Show

Feb 11, 2016

Each year at the International Builders’ Show, Clopay gets to hear firsthand what residential construction pros and their customers want when they are shopping for garage doors and entry doors. Here are the trends coming soon to a home near you – perhaps yours.

Modern Curb Appeal – Sleek Designs, Contemporary Colors

Amid continued and growing demand for contemporary design, Clopay showcased new looks from the Modern Steel Collection.

Building on the Collection’s already-sleek lines, the offering gives designers and their clients a wide range of customization options including window placement, glass packages, and bold color choices.

Modern Steel Blue

Choose from black, white, or a variety of standard colors, or custom color matching.


Clopay Modern Steel Fullview

This Modern Steel Collection, shown here in a full view design, features an insulated three-layer steel construction. The Reed glass pattern provides a nice balance of natural light and privacy. Custom paint color: Peppercorn.


Open Concept Designs

The line between interior and exterior is becoming increasingly indistinct as homeowners choose operable glass walls or wide French doors to create seamless transitions outdoors. Clopay’s Avante Collection aluminum and glass garage door carries the theme all the way to the garage.

Avante Collection Custom

The Avante Collection with a narrow 18 lite design shows the versatility of aluminum stile and rail construction.

The New American Home - 2016

Builders of the 2016 New American Home also chose the Avante in a more traditional layout with insulated frosted glass to allow ample daylight into the garage without sacrificing privacy.

Wood-Look Doors with Less Upkeep

Time constraints have homeowners clamoring for exterior products that don’t have to be cleaned or refinished as often.

Canyon Ridge Limited Edition Series - Design 12Canyon Ridge Collection Limited Edition Series, Design 12 with ARCH3 windows. Pecky Cypress Cladding with Clear Cypress overlays.

Constructed in a durable, low-maintenance composite material that won’t rot, warp or crack, Clopay’s Canyon Ridge Collection faux wood carriage house garage door impressed show-goers with its realistic charm.

The Canyon Ridge Collection is also popular with architects, custom builders, designers and homeowners for its energy efficiency and thermal performance.


Canyon Ridge Ultra Grain SeriesCanyon Ridge Collection Ultra-Grain Series Design 22 with SQ24 windows in a Walnut stain finish.

Pros told us garage door insulation is no longer a nice to have, it’s a must have, and not just for energy efficiency. A well-insulated door is more durable and secure and ultimately gives buyers a longer-lasting, better performing door.

Standout Entries

Entry Door Reed GlassClopay smooth fiberglass entry door with Reed glass and sidelights. Custom paint color: Peppercorn

The front door is an easy way to boost first impressions of a home and set it apart; think larger sizes, more light-admitting glass, and even a pop of color. 


Clopay Craftsman Entry DoorClopay Craftsman Collection fiberglass entry door.

Design Without Limits

Steel, composite, and aluminum and glass garage doors are becoming more customizable. However, none of these materials can surpass the most versatile and unique material – natural wood. It’s always a show-stopper.

Custom Reserve Wood garage doorClopay Custom Reserve Wood Collection carriage house garage door constructed in knotty alder, factory-stained in Sikkens “Butternut”.

Modern, traditional, or somewhere in between there are plenty of customizable garage door and front door design options to fit your home. And if you’re looking to upgrade with an eye towards resale, take a look at the 2016 Remodeling Cost vs. Value report.

Garage door and entry door replacement projects offer the best returns on investment at resale Find a Clopay dealer near you!

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