Familiarizing yourself with the top garage door brands when you are considering replacing your garage door is essential to getting the best product for your dollars.

With so many types and brands to choose from, you can easily choose a garage door that is not the best return on investment, especially if you are upgrading to increase the curb appeal on a house for sale.

The top brands and manufacturers of garage doors are:

  • Clopay Garage Doors
  • Amarr Garage Doors
  • The Overhead Door Co
  • Raynor Garage Doors
  • CHI Garage Doors
  • Wayne Dalton Doors

Clopay Garage Doors

The biggest manufacturer of garage doors used for  residential doors is Clopay Building Products, located in Troy, OH.  In fact, they carry five lines of entry doors for residential homes. Currently, they are an industry leader and have won the Houzz Design Award each year since 2017.

Clopay offers an in-depth buying guide for the customers that enables them to suggest the type of garage door best suited for their budget and architectural style of their home.  All garage doors ordered from Clopay are built to order.

In regards to styles and types, they have modern, raised panel and carriage house doors.

They also offer commercial doors, specialty products and accessories.

As far as price goes, they range from $600 to $4,000+.


Amarr Garage Doors

Amarr’s manufacturing plants are located in North Carolina.  They produce the latest in garage door design and have a commitment to environmentally responsible manufacturing.  A significant portion, 90%, of all their products come from recycled materials.

They sell residential and commercial garage doors as well as door operators, openers, accessories and a mobile opener app.

They produce specialty, traditional and carriage house type garage doors, for which they offer openers and lifetime warranties included.  Their garage doors are made from Aluminum, glass, steel, and wood.

Amarr garage doors cost between $1,000 to $8,500.


The Overhead Door

Having been in business for almost 100 years, The Overhead Door has a reputation for quality product, professional service and expertise in their lines of dependable garage doors.  They invented the original upward lifting doors and electric garage door openers.

Their product line includes residential and commercial garage door, electric openers and accessories including remotes, wireless keypads, battery backups, conversion kits and more.

The garage door styles include aluminum curtain, carriange house, modern, and raised panel. The materials used for production include glass, wood, vinyl, fiberglass, steel, aluminum and advanced composite materials.

Prices for The Overhead Door lines of garage doors range from $750 to $4,000.


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