You might be already tired of how your old garage door looks. However, many people are reluctant to replace the existing garage door because it works fine. So, the only issue they have with it is cosmetic in nature and which may be ruining their home’s curb appeal. The good news is that you can remodel your garage door. Remodeling garage doors require careful planning and thorough research so that the result of all that effort contributes to the home’s aesthetic appeal.

In this article, we’ll briefly discuss a few things that you can do to remodel a garage door. That said if you don’t want to do it yourself, it is possible to hire a professional to do it for you.

Using Gel stain or Regular Paint to Polish Up the Look

Nothing beats a fresh coat of paint on the garage door. However, it will require that you start with carefully cleaning the door thoroughly. A power washer can come in handy and reduce the amount of labor needed. The power washer can easily remove mold, dirt, grime, and loose paint from the garage door. Then get a few sponges and soap to scrub down the door. Finally, make sure to remove dents and other blemishes before applying a fresh coat of paint or gel on the garage door.

If you have a large garage door, perhaps do each section separately then wait for it to dry. You might have to use multiple coats too. Finish things off with a clear coat on the garage door.

Embellishments to Update Your Garage Door

Now, after you’ve decided on what you want, it is time to shop for embellishments to help you pull off that look. By adding decorative detail and a few other features, it is possible to give your garage door a fresh, more exciting look. Vinyl sidings and a few panel overlays are also worth considering. However, nothing is stopping you from being creative when it comes to remodeling garage doors and using other more exotic materials.

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Should You Do It Yourself or Hire Professionals?

Well, it is more of a personal decision than anything else. If you are handy with a brush and paint, not to mention have a few hours to pull it off, then it is worth doing yourself. However, if you want a better finish and willing to pay for it, then hiring a seasoned team to handle the job for you would a better idea.


Many people don’t think about remodeling garage doors because, to them, it is impossible or difficult. The fact is that with a little bit of work and creativity, it is possible to rejuvenate your old garage door and add curb appeal. What’s more, is that it does not cost a lot too. At most, you’re looking at spending around $50 – $100 for the whole process. You can call us for any questions about our remodeling service.