If you’re looking for a way to add some personality to your home, black garage doors are a great option. There are many different designs and styles to choose from, so you can find the perfect one for your home. This blog post will answer common questions about availability, pricing, and styles.
Should you buy a black garage door?
Absolutely. Our job is to help you understand what makes a good garage door and how color impacts price and availability. The rest is up to you.
Is black a standard color?
The short answer is that it depends. Some Amarr garage doors, our preferred vendor, offer it as a standard garage door color. However, to get black in some series requires a custom black paint selection from Sherwin Williams.
We built a chart showcasing which Amarr doors are available in black as a standard color vs a custom upgrade.
Brand Series Available In Black Amarr Lincoln Standard Color Amarr Heritage Standard Color Amarr Olympus Custom - Amarr Color Zone Amarr Designer's Choice Custom - Amarr Color Zone Amarr Carriage Court Unavailable Amarr Classica Standard Color Amarr Hillcrest Standard Color Amarr Vista Standard Color Amarr Horizon Standard Color
How to maintain a new garage door
Black absorbs heat, and in Texas, we might have 40 or more days of 100+ degree temperatures. That means you might paint your garage door more regularly than a lighter color to avoid a faded appearance. We always recommend annual maintenance checks on your door. Some people use their doors 4 to 5 times daily, so checking your moving parts like hinges, springs, and rollers is essential. Your maintenance schedule isn’t affected by the color of your door.
Are they more expensive?
Yes. The base steel garage door color comes off the production line white and is painted afterward. A black finish is more expensive than lighter color options almond, sandstone, or brown. A steel door with a woodgrain finish is more expensive than a black door. Lastly, custom-match paint color is the most expensive finish for a garage door, sometimes doubling the price of a new garage door.
We priced an Amarr Heritage garage door in different colors to showcase the impact color has on garage door pricing.
How much does the color impact the cost of a garage door?
To help you budget for a new door, we built a price list for the Amarr Hillcrest steel door in black.
Series Color Price Amarr Heritage - 8 x 7 White $1,000 -$1,300 Amarr Heritage - 8 x 7 Almond $1,000 -$1,300 Amarr Heritage - 8 x 7 Black $1,200 - $1,500 Amarr Heritage - 8 x 7 Woodtone Finish $1,500 - $1,800 Amarr Heritage - 8 x 7 Custom - Amarr Color Zone $2,300 - $2,600 Prices estimated on 10/2/2022 Excludes installation & operator
Where to buy black garage doors
Black garage doors can be purchased from any trusted, local garage door company. Black is a typical garage door color, but black is typically more expensive than white.
Black garage door design ideas
Here are a collection of traditional and modern garage door styles in wood, glass, aluminum, and steel. If you’re looking for a different style, let us know, and we can work together to find the right style door to elevate your curb appeal.
White house with black garage doors made from steel
Black farmhouse garage doors with light tan brick
Wood siding home with dark aluminum garage door
Modern white stucco house with a pitch-black glass garage door
White stucco home with black coastal-style garage door
White stucco home with black modern garage door
Painted cedar wood two-car garage door
Helpful garage door articles
To help answer any other garage door questions, here’s a list of some of our most helpful articles.
- Standard Garage Door Sizes
- Can You Open Your Garage Door With a Broken Spring
- The Best LiftMaster Garage Door Operators
- Amarr Classica vs Amarr Hillcrest Garage Doors
- The 8 Types of Garage Doors
- What Gauge Steel Are Amarr Garage Doors?
We hope this blog post has given you everything you need to know about black garage doors and that you now feel confident making a purchase. If you have any questions, our team is here to help. Call 817.500.5988 or fill out a form to contact us.