Whether you have a newer garage door that’s in need of a bit of personality or you have an older garage door but you’re not looking to replace it any time soon, simply updating the hardware for a garage door can make a world of difference. From door handles/pulls to hinges to decorative accents, these are our designer picks for garage door hardware.
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The barn-style handle is perfect for a sliding garage door and could even work for a shed door or a gate. It comes in black (pictured) and stainless steel. It’s made of high-quality carbon steel and should be used on a door with a wood core (as opposed to steel or aluminum).
This hardware for a garage door can transform a basic door into a more custom-seeming carriage-style door. They’re durable magnetic decorative accents that attach firmly to steel garage doors. Made of UV-resistant plastic, the pieces in this set will keep their color even in direct sunlight. Plus, they’re as simple to use as sticking a magnet on your refrigerator!
This six-piece set includes two of the handles (one pictured above) and four decorative hinges. All pieces are magnetic and are made with a UV-stable material so that they won’t flake or rust. We like this hardware for a more traditional or rustic-style home.
Another carriage-house style garage door accent, this piece of magnetic hardware looks like a lever door handle. The handle is larger in size for more of a statement. This set comes with two door handles and four hinges.
The next six-piece set of hardware for your garage door has a rich texture that gives it an Old World flair. Once again, the pieces are all magnetic, and have heat and UV protection. In addition to being extremely easy to install, another cool thing about magnetic accents like this is, because they don’t require drilling, they’ll keep your garage door’s warranty valid.
Give your garage door some extra interest with these decorative accents. When placed at the top of a panel and used alongside many of the handle and hinge sets on this list, they will give your door a bespoke look.
This spade garage door set is similar in shape to others on this list but it has more of a classic finish, without the rustic texture and with a fairly matte finish. The effect is somewhat more traditional.
The next garage door kit on our list has a shinier finish and a longer, thinner profile. It makes a stronger statement than some of our other recommendations, but, because the profile is slimmer, it also has a touch more elegance.
One of the most modern sets on our list, this piece is made of rust-resistant cast aluminum. It’s also different from others in this roundup because it does require drilling. The benefit to this option is it will work for both wood and metal doors (magnets will only work on metal doors). Furthermore, the handles and hinges come with their own five-year warranty.
#10 // Old English Garage Door Set
Made to reproduce the appearance of traditional cast iron but instead using aluminum castings and extrusions, this set is protected against corrosion. It has a traditional, Old World feel that we love in conjunction with a red brick home.
#11 // Saxon Garage Door Set
Traditional but full of flourish, we love the idea of using this set of garage door hardware on a Victorian-style home.
#12 // Fleur de Lys Garage Door Set
Inspired by the timeless fleur-de-lys (or fleur-de-lis), the 90-degree corners on the hinges of this set make it unique. It’s versatile but does have a traditional component.
#13 // French Garage Door Set
Yet another option with a fleur-de-lys pattern, we love the shapely pulls on these handles.
#14 // Colonial Garage Door Set
Classically Colonial, we could see this hardware set working well in a historical New England neighborhood.
#15 // Traditional Garage Door Set
Traditional yet versatile, this garage door hardware set is distinctive but easy to work with. The pulls are simple, combining a fluid shape with solid anchors.
#16 // Suffolk Garage Door Set
Finally, if you’re looking for an all-around approachable hardware set for your garage door, this is a great option for you. We chose this hardware for its clean, straightforward, rounded edges.
Our favorite hardware for garage doors
Garage door hardware might not come up in conversation all that often, but it’s the type of thing that our designers think about in their spare time. It’s truly one of the simplest, most cost effective ways to update your exterior — especially if you choose a magnetic set! Hopefully you found some inspiration, or even a kit to add to your cart, in this roundup.
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