Decorative Garage Door Hardware

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Jan 01, 2011 | Networx Team
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Garage Door Pull Handle from Wayne-Dalton

Decorative hardware is another option you can use to create the garage door you have been dreaming of. There are so many options and choices when it comes to designing a garage door that by the time it comes to choosing hardware, many homeowners pass up the opportunity and just let their contractor decide for them. While this is an easy option, and contractors usually have a good idea about which hardware will look the best with which garage door, it's still a choice that you should put thought into. From pull handles to door knockers, nails and clavos and even hinges, there are many styles and designs to choose from that will enhance your garage door design.

There are some basic requirements you should look for when choosing garage door hardware:

  • What style are you aiming for? Gothic, traditional, carriage house, traditional, etc. Picking a theme will help you narrow down your choice. In general, when you choose a theme, stick to that theme for all aspects of the garage door design. A traditional-style garage door with floral windows just wouldn't look good with Gothic-styled hardware!
  • Opt for powder-coated hardware.
  • Ask about warranties against rusting and chipping.
  • Stick with high-quality materials like wrought iron.

Examples of Garage Door Hardware Styles:

Overhead Door

Overhead Door provides some great hardware options for its garage doors. View the chart below for some style ideas.

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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.

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Idc, Industrial Door Company, Inc.

Visit idc for some amazingly interesting garage door hardware and window options. This beautiful clavos finish beautifully completes this garage. This is a great example of how hardware can improve the look and feel of a garage door.

clavos example

Artistic Garage Doors 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.

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Additional Resources

Garage Doors and - Many hardware options available for direct purchase.

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