If you’re in the market for a new garage door in Des Moines but don’t know where to begin with all the choices out there, read on. I’ll show you an amazing tool that will allow you to see what your house will look like before you pay thousands of dollars on new garage doors. I just went through the entire process myself.

For most, the garage door is the home’s main point of entry. Therefore, our garage doors need to be durable, dependable and work properly. Plus, for many homes, the garage door takes up at least 1/3 of the façade. Mine is no exception. Consequently, changing the design and color of your garage door can transform the look of your entire home.

This past February, we bought a new-to-us house. It was built in 2000. Our garage doors were original to the house and very worn, uninsulated, didn’t seal well, and beginning to rust. About a month ago, one of the springs broke, so we thought it was time to replace them. (Learn more about spring replacement here.)

Working in the door industry for the last three years and appreciating beautiful houses, I had been keeping my eye out for a door design that would complement the look of our house. I knew I wanted to use Haas Door, since their craftsmanship, quality, and customer service are second to none. I toyed around with some options on their HaasCreate site – where you can upload a photo of your house from the curb, place it in different door models, and try different colors to see what would look best before you invest! Upgrading your garage door brings about a 91% return on investment to the resale value of your home!

Here’s my before photo – typical, Colonial-style doors:

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I LOVE the American Tradition Carriage House Steel doors. I played with the idea of doing an Ash stain look to match the front entry door.

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However, I wanted to match the windows and trim better and thought that white would look best to tie into the rest of the house.


Kenny came and did an amazing job on our doors! He was so efficient, knowledgeable, and has great attention to detail. He cleaned up after himself and left no trace that he was there.

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Here’s the final product!

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Garage Doors in Iowa

Our staff at WD Door can help you pick the right door for your Des Moines area home or business. We do residential and commercial installation of doors and openers. If you’re wondering about the estimate process, take a look at our article: How Does Our “Free Estimate” Process Work?

Allison Peet is the Marketing Director at WD Door. Located in Ankeny and Cedar Rapids, WD Door has 25+ years of combined experience providing commercial garage doorsresidential garage doors, and garage door operators. WD Door stands behind its work by also providing garage door repair services throughout the state of Iowa. Ask us for a quote!

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