December 12, 2022

Custom Garage Doors [What You Need To Know]

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Jeremy Barth

Custom Garage Doors [What You Need To Know]

Monarch Door is Utah’s foremost specialist in custom garage doors that are aesthetically pleasing, highly functional, and sophisticated.
There are countless places to purchase garage doors, but few places offer truly custom designs that will make your home stand out with a higher value and curb appeal.
Or maybe you have a nonstandard garage door size and just need a custom size to fit the opening. Whatever your garage needs are, we can meet them. Monarch Door has the tools and experience to create and install a wide range of modern garage doors you see on the market.

Custom Garage Door Index

  1. Pricing for Custom Garage Doors
  2. Intended Uses
  3. Material Type
  4. Get Inspired
  5. Custom Sizing
  6. Order and Install
  7. Repairs
  8. Why Choose Monarch Door?
  9. Conclusion

Pricing for Custom Garage Doors

As you can imagine, custom garage doors are more expensive than their standard designed counterparts.

Your custom designed door is one of a kind. Using only the best materials and working with the top design experts ensures you get the highest caliber of garage door on the market. Some of the basic options you can choose between are different finishes, materials, designs, colors and paneling.

For a completely custom garage door, you are usually looking at prices anywhere from $1,500 - $10,000 depending on the custom options you choose. That figure does not include install and delivery costs, so budget accordingly.  Pricing is completely dependent on what customizations you need and current market conditions.

For example, when Covid-19 hit, raw material, freight, and labor became increasingly more expensive as supply lines were interrupted.

In Utah, the effects of the pandemic continue to affect people and businesses as they move into the state. This is causing a steady increase in demand and longer lead times for individual projects.

With that said, we have seen lead times start to recover in 2022, which is a great sign for the overall continued growth of Utah.

Did you know that updating your home’s garage door can increase your home’s value by up to 4%? According to one of the USA’s leading garage door manufacturers, Cloplay, updating your garage door could lead to a value increase for your home (depending on your location). See the infographic below to get more information on increased home value due to garage door improvements.

Intended Uses 

When diving into the world of custom garage doors, the first step is to ask yourself what you intend to do with the space. Here are a few questions to consider: 

  1. Is this a complete garage remodel into a living/work area?
  2. Will you still use the space as a garage?
  3. Are you getting the home ready to sell? 
  4. Is your goal to increase curb appeal?

It is quite common to turn a garage into a bedroom, living room, home office, game room etc. If you are changing your car’s space into a habitable space, you will want to add a door that not only makes the exterior of your home look great, but the interior too. 

We can help with that. 

Whatever you do or are planning to do with your garage space is your business. Ours is providing you with the best materials, service, and quality doors that will make your home stand out. 

Material Type

Now that you know why you want a new garage door, it’s time to think about the material you want to use for that door. Garage doors come in  many materials , but the most common are the following:

  • Glass garage doors
  • Fiberglass garage doors
  • Metal garage doors
  • Wood garage doors

Let’s take a look at these 4 garage door types.

Glass garage doors

Glass doors allow the most natural light out of any other option. This helps create a nice open feeling inside the garage space, transforming your area from a dark dreary cave to a well lit and comfortable space.

Where you live might determine what type of glass you choose. Insulated glass is great for environments that have large fluctuations in temperature.

Clear glass is great for many businesses or more isolated or protected locations, which will give your home a more luxurious feel.

Frosted glass will keep people from seeing in while at the same time dispersing the light nicely. 

Lastly, tinted glass works well for arid environments where the sun is very strong all day.

Fiberglass garage doors

Fiberglass is a traditional choice for most garages these days. They are highly customizable and incredibly durable. Choose from hundreds of colors, styles, or design your own.

After all is said and done, there is likely fiberglass style for you. This is one of the more durable and insulated options making it perfect for those who want climate control in their garage space. In addition, these doors require very little upkeep. So once they are installed, you don’t have to do much to maintain them.

Metal garage doors

Metal doors look sleek and are incredibly tough and durable. Becoming more and more popular in the custom garage door market, these provide a unique modern look that adds to the curb appeal of a home.

Wooden Garage Doors

A wood garage door on a dark brick house.

Humans have used wood since the dawn of time for many good reasons. It’s durable, it is a great insulator and it has a timeless look. Wood is one of the most versatile materials on the planet.

Only associating wood doors with more rustic homes would be a mistake. You can find endless amounts of modern wooden garage door designs for just about any home.

Each material has its benefits and it is important to speak with one of our garage door specialists to talk about which options would fit your home the best. 

Here are some questions to ask yourself that will help in deciding the material that would be best for your project.

  1. What climate do I live in?
  • Is it a hot, arid environment year-round?
  • Do I live in an area with high humidity?
  • Does it rain a lot?
  1. Are there high winds in my area?
  2. Is exterior dust a frequent problem where I live?
  3. How safe is my neighborhood?
  4. Do I want my garage to be climate controlled?

On a side note, don’t be afraid to get creative. It’s your garage door so make it how you want. If you like the durability of steel but the natural lighting that glass doors provide, add a window to your design. Not a fan of steel? Use wood instead. Some great examples of this are in the images below.

Get Inspired

Monarch Door prides itself on over 30 years of service to the Utah community. We have designed and installed almost every type of garage door imaginable. We have made nurtured connections with all of the top suppliers of high-end luxurious and modern garage doors in the United States. 

As a result, if you see a garage door that you love on the internet or on your neighbors house, take a picture. Most of the time we can copy it or use it as a baseline for your own custom garage door.

Pinterest is our favorite for finding inspiration on new and modern garage door styles. Interior designers around the world use it to plan out their next interior remodels for clients. 

A good starting point would be to go to Pinterest and simply search “luxury garage doors” and thousands of ideas will be at your finger tips. 

Custom Sizing

In our modern world, garage door openings are always changing. With more people purchasing large SUV’s, RV’s, trucks, boats, etc,taking the route of custom garage doors has never been more prevalent.

So what is your garage door size? The standard size for your door may differ slightly depending on where you live, but generally speaking the standard widths and heights around the country are:

  • Single Car Garage Door Opening: 9’ Wide x 7’ Tall or 8’ Wide x 7’ Tall
  • Double Car Garage Door Opening: 16’ x 7’ tall

Any other sizes (larger or smaller) would be considered custom sizes. You can get a quick measurement of your garage door by simply measuring the width and the height of the opening.

Order and Install

We are all about anything that saves you money, but we highly recommend not doing a DIY install of your own garage door. Here are some reasons why.

The first is safety. Garage doors are extremely heavy and require a unique set of tools, equipment, and experience to install correctly. Falls, broken bones or other severe injuries could occur if proper procedure isn’t followed.

Second, precision is key when installing. If things are not lined up correctly, you may have to redo certain aspects of the project to fix it. This can be extremely time-consuming to get right.

Third, if not properly installed by a licensed contractor with the proper working permits, it could mean that the added changes would be for naught when it comes to increasing your home’s value. The improvements for your home would not be registered if you did it yourself and you would lose the potential added value when trying to sell.

Get it right the first time, avoid injuries, and have peace of mind knowing that you are improving your home's curb appeal and value for years to come.


With a quick google search, you can find dozens of people and companies willing to install garage doors for your business or home. Some companies only sell garage doors and can’t help when it comes time for maintenance or repairs.

A man walking into a storage unit inside of a building.

Monarch Door does it all. Over the last 30 years we have installed, maintained, and serviced thousands of garage doors. We have the experience and expertise to handle any issue that may arise.

Our customer service representatives are ready to answer any questions or concerns that you may have about your garage door.

Why choose Monarch Door?

When you choose Monarch Door, you choose to lean on over 30 years of experience in the garage door industry.

If something goes wrong, we have experts who can find parts and fix the issue at hand. Save yourself time and money by getting it right the first time.


Custom garage doors are the perfect combination of sophistication and functionality. Currently, the best way to increase your home’s attractiveness is by designing and purchasing your own custom garage door.

At no other place will you get the attention to detail for your order that you will at Monarch Door. Call us today for a free consultation and quote.

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