Decorative Garage Door Hardware

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Jan 01, 2011 | Networx Team

Garage Door Hardware from Wayne-Dalton

Handsome garage doors are the perfect complement to your home. But don't forget the finishing touch! Decorative garage door hardware add extra flair to an attractive garage door design. From pull handles to door knockers, brackets, nails and clavos (special nails with large ornamental heads)  and even hinges come in a wide variety of styles to enhance the look of your garage doors.

Choose the Right Garage Door Hardware

Consider these basic requirements when choosing garage door hardware:

  • Style. The general rule is: when you pick a theme, stick to it for all aspects of the garage door design, whether Gothic, traditional, carriage house, traditional, etc. A traditional-style garage door with floral windows just wouldn't look good with Gothic-styled hardware! Also make sure that your garage doors and hardware match the style of your home.

  • Material. Choose from a selection of garage door hardware materials according to your budget. High quality bronze or wrought iron is elegant and durable, but pricey. More affordable choices include stamped steel, aluminum and even vinyl. Powder-coated metals are a good option. 

  • Warranty. Ask about warranties against rusting and chipping. This is especially important if you live in a harsh climate that is hard on materials, for example, an area with very cold winters or salt air. 

  • Ease of Installation. If you plan to install the decorative garage door hardware yourself, look for easy-to-attach types. Magnetic hardware is simple to put in place and to move, if desired. Garage door hardware kits, complete with hinges, handles, and clavos nails, are another great idea for the DIYer.

Garage Door Hardware Styles from Large Manufacturers

  • Overhead Door

Overhead Door provides an excellent selection of hardware for its garage doors. The image shows some of their premium style ideas.


hardware chart

  • Wild West Hardware

Wild West Hardware offers unusual hand-forged and hard-to-find rustic hardware. Many door and garage door hardware options. Pictured below are door pulls.


pull handles

  • IDC, Industrial Door Company, Inc.

IDC supplies interesting garage door hardware and window options. The beautiful clavos shown beautifully completes an upscale garage door. 


clavos example

  • Artistic Garage Doors

Artisticgaragedoors.com offers a unique line of hardware and artistic garage doors as pictured below. Artistic Garage Doors employs professional garage door designers who can give you good advice about choosing hardware.


garage door

Additional Resources

Garage Doors and Parts.com has a wide assortment of garage door hardware available for direct purchase.

For expert installation of a new or replacement garage door, find a trusted professional in your area.

Updated November 19, 2018.

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